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AEE Applauds FERC Order Opening Wholesale Energy Markets to Distributed Energy Resources

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 17, 2020

Today's announcement promises to reduce barriers to competition for solar, energy storage, demand response, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle technologies, which offer flexibility, reliability, and cost savings

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy applauded approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of a long-awaited rule (FERC Order No. 2222) directing Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to open their markets to participation by distributed energy resources (DERs). The vote was 2-1, with Commissioner Danly dissenting.

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More Illinois Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Supermarkets & Groceries, Twice Those in Real Estate

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 17, 2020

Employers expected strong 6% growth for advanced energy jobs in 2020 prior to pandemic

CHICAGO, September 17, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Illinois had 137,300 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Supermarkets & Grocery Stores (113,686) and more than twice those in Real Estate (58,810). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.

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More Pennsylvania Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Fabricated Metals, Twice Those in Hotels & Motels

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 17, 2020

Employers expected strong 5% growth for advanced energy in 2020 before COVID-19 health crisis hit

HARRISBURG, September 17, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Pennsylvania had 104,600 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Fabricated Metal Manufacturing (82,468) and more than twice those in Hotels & Motels (51,234). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.
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More Indiana Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Auto Parts Manufacturing

Posted by Aidan Boyd on Sep 16, 2020

Solar energy jobs grew 9%, energy storage up 4% as utilities transition away from coal power; employers expected 2% growth for advanced energy in 2020 before COVID-19 health crisis hit

INDIANAPOLIS, September 16, 2020 — Today, business group Indiana Advanced Energy Economy (Indiana AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Indiana had 90,900 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Auto Parts Manufacturing (65,064). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.
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More New Jersey Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Hotels, Motels, and Casinos, Triple Those at Colleges and Universities

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 10, 2020

Advanced energy beat state job growth overall; employers expected strong 5% growth for advanced energy in 2020 before COVID-19 health crisis hit

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 2020 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that New Jersey had 62,100 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Hotels, Motels & Casinos (53,740) and triple those in Colleges & Universities (20,012). Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers.

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Leaving Regional Power Market is ‘No Quick Fix’ for States That Support Clean Energy

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 3, 2020

In new background paper, AEE argues that the “Fixed Resource Requirement” should not be first choice for states seeking to defend their clean energy commitments against FERC order they see as undermining state policies

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a background paper arguing that pulling out of regional capacity markets should be a last resort for states to defend their energy choices. In “No Quick Fix: Why Fixed Resource Requirement is Not the Best Way for States to Protect Their Energy Choices,” AEE details the ways that the so-called Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR), which some states are exploring in response to an order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) they see as undermining their policy commitments to clean energy, carries with it risks and costs, and that they would be better off prioritizing other options which could bring them closer to achieving their clean energy goals. 

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Energy Policy and Investment Leaders Join Advanced Energy Economy Institute Board

Posted by Monique Hanis on Sep 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 1, 2020 – Today, Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) announced that three prominent leaders have been elected to its board of directors to support the educational affiliate of national business group Advanced Energy Economy. The U.S. advanced energy market totals more than $238 billion in revenue and supports more than 3.6 million workers.

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Godfrey on Gov. Northam's Ceremonial Signing of Virginia Clean Economy Act

Posted by Monique Hanis on Aug 17, 2020


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RICHMOND, August 17, 2020 — Today, Harry Godfrey, Managing Director, Virginia Advanced Energy Economy participated in Governor Northam's ceremonial signing of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) in Richmond. His comments follow below:

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AEE Calls on IURC to Stop Duke Energy from Imposing Extra Costs of Uneconomic Coal Plants on Consumers

Posted by Monique Hanis on Aug 3, 2020

Industry group files testimony calling for Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to end “self-committing” practice that allows utilities to pass extra costs for running uneconomic coal-fired power plants on to consumers 

INDIANAPOLIS, August 3, 2020 – Last Friday, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) filed its initial testimony* before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) calling for the Commission to no longer allow Duke Energy Indiana to pass along costs of operating uneconomic coal-fired power plants in the state to consumers.

“Hoosiers should not have to pay more so the state’s utilities can continue to run power plants that are dirty and uneconomic,” said Dylan Reed, Director of Advanced Energy Economy. “Because of a regulatory loophole that lets utilities decide when to run their plants, regardless of cost, Duke was able to overcharge consumers by more than $20 million in just three months in 2019. That has to stop.”

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Energy Storage Is Key for Virginia's Grid Resilience, Meeting Clean Energy Targets, Saving Customers Money

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jul 29, 2020

Comments submitted for SCC inquiry on energy storage deployment highlight market opportunities while meeting VCEA implementation targets

RICHMOND, July 29, 2020 — Today, business group Virginia Advanced Energy Economy (Virginia AEE) submitted comments to the State Corporation Commission related to its docket on energy storage deployment* [Case PUR-2020-00120]. The filing responded to a series of questions posed by the SCC. As Virginia AEE's filing highlights, energy storage has a critical role to play in Virginia's energy transition, driven by the recently enacted Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).

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