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E&E News: Western U.S. Grid Plan Could Remake Renewables

Posted by Edward Klump on Jul 2, 2021

E&E News summarized potential plans for RTO expansion in the west, quoting AEE’s Amisha Rai. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Stronger grid collaboration may finally be within reach for the western U.S., offering to reshape how wind and solar power is shuttled from state to state in the era of decarbonization.

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Times of San Diego: Opinion: California Needs Senate Bill 551 to Make a Zero-Emissions Future Happen

Posted by Jason Anderson and Eddie Price on Jun 29, 2021

Times of San Diego published an opinion piece advocating for the passage of California SB 551, citing an AEE's Electrifying California supply chain report.. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The political battles in Congress over the size of an infrastructure package that will accelerate our transition to a greener economy and zero-emission transportation future do not reflect the urgency needed to ensure that all San Diegans can benefit from increased adoption of electric vehicles.

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California Legislature’s Budget to Accelerate Economic Recovery and Clean Transportation

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2021 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the California legislature’s approval of advanced energy and clean transportation investment in its votes on the proposed budget for the state. This “budget bill junior” provides much-needed funding for critical programs that have accelerated California’s leadership in EV policy, including $525 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, $150 million for equity transportation programs, $124 million for in-state ZEV manufacturing grants and over $500 million for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases

Utility Dive: California Braces for Energy Resource Shortfalls Amid Extreme Heat and Drought

Posted by Robert Walton on Jun 28, 2021

Utility Dive summarized the energy crisis facing California amidst the heat wave, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability.

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The Manomet Current: Telemetric Devices Market Latest Technology Innovations, Growth and Demand Analysis 2021 to 2026| Siemens AG, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Schlumberger Ltd

Posted by Manomet Current Staff on Jun 28, 2021

The Manomet Current described trends in the telemetric devices market, citing a statistic from AEE's Market Report report. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Telemetric Devices Market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Telemetric Devices from 2021 till 2026. The report covers the pre COVID-19 historic data, impact of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact on various regions and major countries and on the future development of the industry is pointed out.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: Massachusetts State Rep, Favored by Renewables Industry, Emerges Among the Frontrunners to Fill FERC Seat

Posted by Catherine Morehouse on Jun 28, 2021

Utility Dive summarized FERC’s need to fill an empty commissioner seat, noting former AEE staffer Maria Robinson as a top candidate. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read additional coverage from MetroWest Daily News here, Nation of Change here, and Politico here, and here

Maria Duaime Robinson, a Massachusetts state representative, is among the frontrunners to replace Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, sources confirm.

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Forbes: Can Grid Operators Handle Heatwaves And Climate Change?

Posted by Ken Silverstein on Jun 28, 2021

Forbes summarized the challenges being faced by grid operators in the face of severe heat waves in the West, quoting AEE’s Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Get used to triple-digit temperatures. But the heat and drought combined in the western United States also mean that hydro plants now produce much less electricity than before. Just how are grid operators dealing with the current dynamics and the increased pressure to add renewables?

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Smart Cities Dive: White House Agrees to Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Posted by Jason Plautz on Jun 25, 2021

Smart Cities Dive summarized the recent bipartisan infrastructure deal, citing AEE’s national stimulus report and comments from Leah Rubin Shen. Read snippets below and the full article here.

In March, the Biden administration proposed a $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which included $174 billion in electric vehicle spending, $100 billion for the power grid and $46 billion in clean energy manufacturing, as well as a clean electricity standard and broader clean energy tax credits. The framework released Thursday represents a significant downscale from those ambitions, but the bipartisan backing gives it better odds of passage. 

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Federal Stimulus Investment in Advanced Energy Infrastructure Could Deliver Trillions to U.S. Economy, Millions of Domestic Jobs, and Billions in Consumer Savings

Posted by Jane Reynolds on Jun 24, 2021

Report shows that proposed $600 billion in federal stimulus investments for advanced energy infrastructure could create millions of jobs, save consumers billions in energy costs, and add $3.5 trillion to U.S. GDP.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2021 — Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a report quantifying the benefits of proposed national stimulus infrastructure investment in the advanced energy sector. An investment of $600 billion would add $3.5 trillion to the national economy, create more than 28 million new jobs (in job years), generate over $600 billion in annual tax revenue at all levels of government, and save consumers over $74 billion annually on energy costs. The report was released in the midst of active negotiations on an infrastructure package to be considered by Congress. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases

AEE Joins Governor’s Signing Ceremony for Landmark Regional Electricity Grid and Transmission Bill

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 24, 2021

Governor Jared Polis signed bipartisan Senate Bill 72, calling for a multi-state, regionally interconnected electricity system to improve grid resilience, reliability, and reduce customers’ energy costs.

DENVER, June 24, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) participated in the signing ceremony for Senate Bill 72* (SB 21-072) by Governor Jared Polis. SB 72 enables critical investments in the electricity infrastructure needed to reliably transport clean energy across the state and region, and requires state utilities to join a regional transmission organization (RTO) by 2030. The bipartisan bill was passed by the House on June 3 (vote 49-15). 

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Topics: Press Releases