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S&P Global: Utilities with 11 million customers eye power market integration in US West

Posted by Zack Hale on Oct 5, 2021

S&P Global summarized the Western utilities exploring further power market integration, citing AEE's Amisha Rai on the need for a Western RTO. Read snippets below.

A new coalition of electricity suppliers in the U.S. West with about 11 million combined customers is exploring further power market integration as the drought-ravaged region seeks to slash greenhouse gas emissions while boosting grid reliability.

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RTO Insider: Western Utilities to Explore Market Options

Posted by Hudson Sangree on Oct 5, 2021

RTO Insider detailed Western utilities effort to build a Western RTO, quoting AEE's Amisha Rai. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Major Western utilities plan to discuss coordinated market services and the possible formation of an organized market in an exploratory group.

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E&E News: Midwest states agree to create regional EV charging network

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Oct 5, 2021

E&ENews outlined the Midwest states looking to create regional EV charging network, quoting Ryan Gallentine on the region's critical EV manufacturing.

CLIMATEWIRE | The governors of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois are teaming up to build an electric vehicle charging network across the Midwest.

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E&E News: EV sales have doubled. Is a ‘tidal wave’ coming?

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Oct 1, 2021

E&E News detailed the U.S.'s EV boom, quoting Ryan Gallentine on how automakers are adapting to the market. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Electric vehicle sales are booming in the U.S., with purchases nearly doubling over a year ago.

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Utility Dive: PJM's 'focused' MOPR takes effect, boosting renewables and nuclear as FERC commissioners deadlock

Posted by Ethan Howland on Sep 30, 2021

Utility Dive outlined PJM's proposal to relax its minimum offer price rule, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

FERC's inability to reach a decision on PJM's proposed changes to its MOPR — a rule designed to prevent a market participant from offering artificially low bids to suppress capacity prices — is the latest twist in a controversial regulatory process.

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The Hill (Opinion): Washington Can Look to States for Proof That Investing in Clean Energy Works


The Hill published Harry Godfrey's co-authored op-ed detailing how Congress can use state clean energy policies as a model for adopting the Build Back Better Budget. Read snippets below and the full article here

The pandemic, and its cascading negative effects on our economy, and our people, have presented a novel opportunity to build new and better infrastructure, foster innovation and bring good jobs to Americans everywhere. That is the promise at the heart of the President Biden’s Build Back Better budget being considered by Congress — a historic opportunity to put our economy on a path to greater prosperity for everyone while also supporting and accelerating the transition to 100 percent clean energy. 

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AEE Responds to FERC Split Vote on PJM’s MOPR Changes

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following statement in response to FERC’s split vote on PJM Interconnection’s proposed changes to the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR):

“Today’s notice from FERC that PJM’s proposal to establish a more narrowly focused MOPR was approved by operation of law is good news for consumers and advanced energy businesses,” said Jeff Dennis, AEE’s managing director and general counsel. “By targeting capacity resources built pursuant to legitimate state policies for mitigation, the expanded MOPR imposed on PJM by FERC in 2019 threatened to increase costs for consumers, unjustifiably exclude advanced energy technologies from the PJM capacity market, and interfere with the achievement of state and customer clean energy goals. The narrowly-tailored MOPR that will now be in effect returns this market rule to its original purpose of addressing the narrow circumstances where it has been shown that capacity buyers have the actual incentive and ability to manipulate market prices. 

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Utility Dive: FERC Chair Glick wants mandatory winterization standards for power plants following Texas grid failure

Posted by Robert Walton on Sep 24, 2021

Utility Dive outlined FERC and NERC's move for stronger weatherization standards, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The February 2021 cold snap was not the first time U.S. power plants and gas transportation systems failed under extreme cold conditions, the joint report makes clear. Rather, it was the fourth time in the last decade that cold weather "jeopardized bulk-power system reliability due to unplanned cold weather-related generation outages."

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Colorado Sun (Opinion): The Technology, and Workforce, For Clean Energy Already are in Place. Now it’s Time to Invest

Posted by Emilie Olson on Sep 20, 2021

Colorado Sun published AEE Emilie Olson's op-ed on the state's clean energy workforce. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The payback would be 6-to-1, and would save Coloradans billions in energy costs.

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Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Now Boasts the ‘Most Equitable’ Climate Law in America. What Will That Mean?

Posted by Brett Chase and Dan Gearino on Sep 17, 2021

Chicago Sun Times and Inside Climate News covered Illinois's new climate and energy law, quoting AEE's Daniel Bloom on the social and economic benefits of embracing clean energy. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Besides setting targets for a switchover to clean energy, it comes with promises of equitable job creation and an emphasis on helping communities hit hardest by fossil-fuel pollution...

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