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National clean energy business group AEE praises historic Build Back Better framework

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 28, 2021

Clean energy investments will improve the way America powers its homes, cars and businesses.

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2021 – Today, the White House presented a framework for a Build Back Better Act, which will guide the drafting of legislative language for Congress to consider.

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Utility Dive (Opinion): How New England could demonstrate what a 'clean energy RTO' looks like

Posted by Caitlin Marquis on Oct 25, 2021

Utility Dive published Caitlin Marquis' op-ed on how ISO-New England could lead the country in creating the first "clean energy RTO." Read snippets below and the full article here.

New England faces an unprecedented set of questions about its energy future: What measures should states prioritize as they work to achieve ambitious clean energy targets set in legislation? How can distributed energy resources (DERs) be leveraged as part of the solution? What tools can a region with cold winters use to reliably transition to a fully decarbonized economy? 

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Utility Dive: California markets in the Lone Star State? Texas regulators consider 'quasi-capacity' market system

Posted by Robert Walton on Oct 22, 2021

Utility Dive outlined Texas regulators' moves to implement ERCOT market changes, citing TAEBA's Suzanne Bertin on energy efficiency. Read snippets below and the full story here.

Generators and transmission operators will need to weatherize their systems ahead of winter as Texas regulators consider "monumental" market changes.

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Utility Dive: Southern, Duke SEEM proposal takes effect as FERC deadlocks on market plan

Posted by Ethan Howland on Oct 14, 2021

Utility Dive cited AEE's Jeff Dennis on SEEM taking effect. Read snippets below and the full article here

A proposed trading platform for 15 utilities across the Southeast — the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) — took effect after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission again deadlocked on a major policy issue...

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National Clean Energy Coalition Says FERC Split Vote a Missed Opportunity

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 13, 2021

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Groups advocated for a more inclusive, transparent, and cost-efficient energy market for the Southeast U.S. region

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2021 — Today, national business associations Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), Advanced Energy Buyers Group (AEBG), and Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) issued the following statement regarding today’s 2-2 split decision by FERC that will allow, by operation of law, a proposal by utilities to form a Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM):

“FERC missed an opportunity to ensure that SEEM is a stepping stone to a competitive wholesale electricity market that delivers substantial benefits to consumers,” said Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel at AEE, which manages the AEBG. “The acceptance of SEEM without a FERC order allows the sponsoring utilities to move forward without any Commission direction on how the new platform should be implemented and with no conditions that would improve transparency as to the benefits SEEM will actually deliver in practice. Moreover, FERC appears to have passed on creating a forum to foster discussion with states and stakeholders regarding the future of wholesale power markets in the region. This result could allow utilities in the Southeast to lock in a subpar alternative that will not create meaningful savings for ratepayers and will do little to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy technologies, while allowing those utilities to cement their market dominance in the region.”

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Austin American-Statesman (Opinion): Texas' rare opportunity to fix the energy marketplace

Posted by Suzanne Bertin on Oct 8, 2021

Austin American-Statesman ran Suzanne Bertin's opinion piece on reforming Texas's electricity market. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Abundant natural resources, free markets, and a strong commitment to innovation have long positioned Texas as an energy leader. However, Texans’ faith in that leadership was tested this year during Winter Storm Uri, and our state is still looking for solutions to reliably keep the lights on. After the storm, the Texas legislature tasked state regulators with fixing the energy marketplace. This is an opportunity to better integrate advanced energy technologies, like wind, solar, battery storage and efficiency, into the electric grid.

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Topics: News Update, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance

October 6 is Energy Efficiency Day

Posted by Cayli Baker on Oct 6, 2021

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AEE joins in sixth annual national campaign urging everyone to save money, cut pollution, create jobs

October 6, 2021, Washington, D.C. — Today, Advanced Energy Economy joins in the celebration of the 6th annual national Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2021) along with more than 8,800 regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals. In a blog post published today, AEE notes that “less is more when it comes to energy,” as technologies and products that save energy also relieve stress on the nation’s power grid, improve resilience, and reduce costs for all consumers. With Congress currently considering landmark advanced energy investment in pending infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills, it’s more important than ever to recognize energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut utility bills, and reduce pollution.

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Topics: Press Releases

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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Topics: United In The News, Western RTO

AEE calls for utilities to focus on development of a Western RTO

Posted by Adam Winer on Oct 5, 2021

A utility-only exploration of options risks falling short of the urgency of the moment and failing to provide all the benefits that would come with a full-blown regional electricity market 

SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, October 6—National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is calling on electric utilities in the West to support the development of a regional transmission organization (RTO) for Western states. Several energy companies recently announced plans to explore market options in response to state momentum for a regional solution to energy resilience challenges, a process AEE says should be done expeditiously and lead to the creation of a western RTO. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Western RTO

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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