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RTO Insider: Virginia SCC Gives IOUs a Pass on RPS Plans — for Now

Posted by K. Kaufman on May 5, 2021

RTO Insider examined Dominion Energy’s plan for three solar projects, quoting Virginia AEE’s Harry Godfrey on resource mix. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Utility Request to Combine RPS and IRP Plans Rejected

The Virginia State Corporation Commission on April 30 gave Dominion Energy the go-ahead to spend $10.4 million to build three solar projects totaling 82 MW, saying the company had submitted a “reasonable and prudent” plan for complying with the renewable portfolio standards of Virginia’s landmark Clean Economy Act (VCEA).

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Topics: State Policy, AEE In The News

S&P Global: BIDEN'S FIRST 100 DAYS: Congress the Focal Point for Climate, Clean Energy Push

Posted by Jasmin Melvin on May 3, 2021

S&P Global explored Biden’s first 100 days, quoting Leah Rubin Shen on why federal infrastructure investments should include grid enhancements. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Washington — While US President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office brought a flurry of executive actions, many pieces of his climate agenda, including key parts of his 10-year, $2 trillion infrastructure-focused American Jobs Plan, will require approval from Congress, where partisan divides and parliamentary procedures could determine the fate of those proposals.

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Topics: AEE In The News

E&E News: FERC Urged to Protect Grid from EV Boom

Posted by Miranda Willson on May 3, 2021

E&E News outlined proceedings from a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conference on electric vehicles, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on how the commission can prepare. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs to prepare for a surge in electric vehicles that could transform the nation's power grid and increase electricity demand and costs.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News

SHRM: Bouncing Back from Adversity

Posted by Debra Cope on May 1, 2021

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) outlined key lessons from COVID-19, citing AEE President Heather O’Neill on how the organization has adapted and attempted to maintain a positive workplace morale. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The COVID-19 crisis that disrupted life around the globe has brought into focus attributes that help individuals and organizations rebound from unexpected challenges...

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Topics: AEE In The News

The Pantagraph: Rivian Making Normal Thrive

Posted by Pantagraph Editorial Board on May 1, 2021

The Pantagraph highlighted Rivian’s electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, citing jobs projections from AEE’s Electrifying Illinois report. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The region received another economic jolt in the arm Wednesday when it was announced that Heartland Community College will be home to a training academy focused on electric vehicles and energy storage.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Smart Energy Decisions (Opinion): Competitive Wholesale Markets Unlock Procurement Options—Will the Proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market Do the Same?

Posted by Caitlin Marquis on Apr 30, 2021

Smart Energy Decisions published AEE’s Caitlin Marquis’ piece on competitive wholesale markets and the SEEM proposal. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The benefits of competitive wholesale markets to customers are generally boiled down to two simple words: cost and reliability. But ask any large buyer of clean energy, and you’ll hear a host of additional reasons why organized, competitive wholesale markets overseen by regional transmission organizations or independent system operators (RTOs/ISOs) make it easier to access clean energy resources. Unpacking what makes wholesale markets work for buyers also helps to explain why buyers have not enthusiastically endorsed the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal put forward by a handful of Southeastern utilities.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News

S&P Global: 1st 100 Days: US Agencies ‘Moving with Remarkable Speed' on Energy, Climate

Posted by Zack Hale and Jasmin Melvin on Apr 30, 2021

S&P Global outlined Biden’s first 100 days, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis on the administration’s approach to reestablishing many Trump-era EPA reservals. Read snippets below and the full article here.

One hundred days into office, U.S. President Joe Biden has made rapid progress in dismantling his predecessor's energy and climate agenda and implementing his own, according to policy experts.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: New York Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring All New Vehicle Sales be Zero-Emissions by 2035

Posted by Robert Walton on Apr 29, 2021

Utility Dive outlined the New York legislature’s measure to adopt a 100% ZEV target, citing AEE’s Electrifying New York Report and quoting Ryan Gallentine on how the state can meet its ambitious new goal. Read snippets below and the full story here.

New York lawmakers on April 26 passed legislation to require all sales of new passenger cars and trucks in the state be zero emission by 2035. The measure now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, to sign or veto…

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Topics: AEE In The News

Capital News Illinois: Illinois Invests $15 Million to Fuel Two New Manufacturing Programs

Posted by Grace Barbic on Apr 28, 2021

Capital News Illinois highlighted two new manufacturing programs in Illinois, referencing AEE’s “Electrifying Illinois” report. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the state is distributing funds to two downstate Illinois community colleges for electric vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy generation training programs.

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Topics: AEE In The News

Utility Dive: New York Regulators Address Data Access Issues in Bid to Grow Clean Energy Development

Posted by Robert Walton on Apr 27, 2021

Utility Dive quoted AEE’s Danny Waggoner on improving data access to increase clean energy progress. Read excerpts below and the full story here.

Dive Brief:

  • The New York Public Service Commission on April 15 adopted a new framework governing access to energy data, aiming to better enable energy service entities (ESEs) to develop new clean energy resources, products and technologies…
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Topics: AEE In The News