FERC Order No. 1920: Planning for the Transmission System of Tomorrow

Posted by Mike Haugh on May 22, 2024 2:57:08 PM

Landmark Rulemaking Sets Path for Improved Grid Reliability 2

America has not been building the kind of transmission lines it needs to reliably and cost-effectively power our grid, and a major part of the problem has been our short-term, just-in-time planning process. On May 13, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released Order No. 1920, meant to modernize the transmission planning process by viewing the system through a wider lens to plan for and construct the transmission system we need for the future.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Transmission

How High Fixed Charges Will Burden Northern Nevadans

Posted by Emilie Olson and Brian Turner on May 15, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Mitigating the Dangers of High Fixed Charges

What is a fixed charge? Similar to fixed costs you see on your cell phone or internet bill, a fixed charge, also referred to as a “basic service charge,” is a monthly fee that utility customers are required to pay no matter how much energy they actually use. Typically, utility bills are based on actual electricity and gas usage, perhaps with a modest fixed charge, but recently utilities have been proposing very large fixed charges on top of their already-approved charges and per-usage rates.  

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Topics: State Policy, Nevada

Charting California’s Gas Infrastructure Transition

Posted by Callie McKenna and Edson Perez on May 13, 2024 8:30:00 AM

Necessary Steps to Decarbonize the Gas System in the Golden State

California has long been thought of as a pioneer in the clean energy movement, often first among states to seize new opportunities and try bold ideas to ensure a sustainable future for its residentsboth environmentally and economically.  

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Topics: State Policy, California, Building Decarbonization

Policy and Progress: The State Fleet Roadmap to Zero-Emission Vehicles

Posted by Elizabeth Stears on May 8, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Saving Taxpayer Dollars by Electrifying State Fleets

Across the United States, we are seeing a surge of electrified and zero-emission transportation initiatives. A growing number of states are setting ambitious targets to electrify their transportation sectors through incentives and policies to address the new technology. But for many states this transition also includes its own operations. Thirty-three states have set policies to transition their state-owned fleets to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) through both legislative mandates and executive orders (EO’s). In spearheading the shift to cleaner transportation options, states are setting an example for their residents while also capitalizing on benefits and savings taxpayers' dollars via reduced fuel and maintenance needs, lower emissions, and improved air quality. 

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation

The (United) AABE Experience: Encouraged, Enlightened, Empowered, and Inspired

Empowered to Move Forward Let’s Organize and Go Get It!

A collective event summary by Heather O’Neill, Laura Bartsch, Jeremiah Holston, Kate Johnson, Meron Lemmi, Jeremy McDiarmid, Cheryl Pretlow, and Janeen Said.  

Last week, our team had the privilege of attending the 2024 AABE (American Association of Blacks in Energy) National Conference, representing Advanced Energy United and our member companies, specifically a coalition of our members who joined us in a shared sponsorship in support of the event: Caelux, CTC Global, DNV, LS Power, Microsoft, Pattern Energy, Sunrun, and Utilidata.

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Topics: Event, Advanced Energy United



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