SmartGrid Today: AEE urges 116th Congress to act on grid modernization

Posted by SmartGrid Today on Jan 28, 2019

SmartGrid Today highlights AEE's Policy Priorities for an Advanced Energy Future submitted to the 116th Congress. It includes quotes from AEE’s Dylan Reed. See excerpts below and the entire SmartGrid Today (subscription) story here:

National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced Thursday it released policy recommendations to the 116th Congress outlining four key priority areas and specific policy actions to help achieve the broad goals of economic growth, cost savings, and a reliable grid. The group's four key priorities include:

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Advanced Energy Economy Recommends Policy Priorities to 116th Congress

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jan 24, 2019

Business group proposes four key priority areas with specific policy actions to ensure all energy resources can compete based on price and performance

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2019 – Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced it has released policy recommendations to the 116th Congress outlining four key priority areas and specific policy actions to help achieve the broad goals of economic growth, cost savings, and a reliable grid. The full document can be downloaded here.

AEE’s four key priorities include: 

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Advanced Energy Economy Appoints Allison Ingram to Head Finance and Operations

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on Jan 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2019 – Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced it has appointed Allison Ingram as senior vice president for finance and operations, effective Feb. 11. She will be based in the business group’s Washington office.

Allison comes to AEE with executive financial management experience, most recently as the director of finance, administration, and operations for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), which serves 29,000 members. Previously, she was vice president of finance and administration for the National Society of Accountants.

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Utility Dive: Navigating utility business model reform - A practical guide


Utility Dive published this piece illuminating the need for an evolution of the utility business model that will support the next century’s needs as powerful trends for a cleaner energy generation takes surge across the nation. This is the first in a six-part series on utility business model reform by Rocky Mountain Institute, America’s Power Plan, and Advanced Energy Economy Institute. Summaries of five case studies are to follow. See excerpts below and read the entire Utility Dive piece here.

It's increasingly likely that conventional fossil-fuel power plants won't comprise the core of our future electricity grid. A growing number of state mandates require a transition to cleaner generation, while utilities are embracing renewable energy as key investment strategies…

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GreentechMedia: The Top 10 Utility Regulatory Trends of 2018

Posted by Coley Girouard on Jan 18, 2019

GreentechMedia published AEE’s Coley Girouard’s piece spotlighting the top 10 regulatory developments of the past year, giving context on what to watch for in 2019. See the entire Green Tech Media piece here.

In July, we published a list of the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2018  so far. With 2018 behind us, we check in again on the top public utility commission actions and trends of the past year.

Ten prominent trends and actions stand out above the rest, from renewables continuing their downward price trajectory, to approvals for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to exploration of utility business model reforms and non-wires alternatives, to traditional distribution investments. Here is the full roundup of the top 10 matters before public utility commissions in 2018.

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Utility Dive: The Keystone State may have found the key to the next wave of transportation electrification

Posted by Herman Trabish on Jan 11, 2019

Utility Dive provides insight into how steps taken in Pennsylvania’s widely collaborative new EV initiative may serve as blueprint for other states. AEE perspective is included with comments by Market Development VP Matt Stanberry and reference to AEE’s recently released Regulatory Plan for America's Electric Transportation Future. See excerpts below and read the entire Utility Dive story here:

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Vox: Texas’s wind and sunlight complement each other exceptionally well. That’s huge for its grid.

Posted by Umair Irfan on Jan 8, 2019

Vox presents findings from a new Rice University study that shows solar and wind energy resources in Texas complement each other well. The piece dives into what is needed for the state to reimagine its power grid to leverage this power, and includes a reference to a Brattle Report produced for AEE Institute that estimated ERCOT could feasibly integrate 50 percent of renewables. See excerpts below and read the entire Vox story here.

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Energy News Network: Sharing systems could help building owners get more from microgrids

Posted by Kevin Stark on Jan 3, 2019

In this article Energy News Network looks at the potential for shared microgrids like the one recently established on Chicago’s Museum Campus. AEE's Ryan Katofsky shares his perspective. See excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network story here:

Shared microgrids can help building owners lower costs and boost resilience, but big questions need to be sorted out first on how the systems operate. 

While still a fledgling market, shared microgrids — sometimes called multi-user microgrids — are gaining increased attention from researchers and industry players. As with single-user microgrids, the systems combine some type of energy storage and generation with technology that allows them to separate from the larger grid in the event of a power outage or other disruption.

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S&P Global: Outlook 2019: Big Year for power, natgas players under FERC

Posted by Sean Sullivan and Jasmin Melvin on Jan 2, 2019

This piece from S&P Global addresses what is on the docket so for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2019 and the overarching impact this will have on U.S. power and natural gas sectors. The AEE perspective is given by Jeff Dennis, the General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs. See excerpts below and the entire S&P Global story here: 

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RTO Insider: Ailing Chair, Resilience Inquiry Topped FERC News in 2018

Posted by Rich Heidorn Jr. on Dec 30, 2019

RTO Insider reported on FERC commission activity, highlighting various perspectives as the new year of 2019 approaches. AEE’s view is included, quoting Dylan Reed, Head of Congressional Affairs as he noted the significant market opportunity in implementing Order 841 (energy storage) and the expected rule for distributed energy resources. See excerpts below and read the entire RTO Insider story here.

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