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New Study: Regional Electric Grid Would Supercharge California’s Economy

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 25, 2023

Joining a Western grid would keep the lights on during extreme weather while creating up to 138,700 jobs and annually reducing energy bills $563 million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new study shows California would see significant economic benefits from participating in a regional electric grid with neighboring states. Conducted by independent consulting firm Energy Strategies on behalf of business association Advanced Energy United (formerly Advanced Energy Economy), the study found that joining a regional transmission organization (RTO) could generate upwards of $21.7 billion in new annual gross state product for California and up to 138,000 new, permanent, living-wage jobs. 

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Topics: State Policy, California Engagement, 21st Century Electricity System, Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Economic Impact, Amisha Rai, California

Clean energy business group urges California to protect clean energy programs in new budget

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 10, 2023

The state’s pending budget shortfall could jeopardize its 100% clean power and zero-emission vehicle targets.

SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2023 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy United (formerly Advanced Energy Economy) responded to California’s impending $24 billion deficit. The organization released the following statement from Principal Emilie Olson in advance of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget release:

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Topics: California Engagement, 21st Century Electricity System, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Emilie Olson

Advanced Energy United Congratulates Willie Phillips on Appointment to Acting Chair of FERC

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 3, 2023

Urges expedient nomination of a fifth Commissioner to restore a full complement to FERC

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2023 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy United thanked outgoing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chair Richard Glick for his productive and impactful tenure, congratulated Commissioner Willie Phillips on his appointment as Acting Chair of the Commission, and urged expedient nomination of a fifth Commissioner to restore a full complement to FERC.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Caitlin Marquis, FERC

Axios Generate: First look: Energy group expands its horizons

Posted by Ben Geman on Jan 3, 2023

Axios Generate spoke with Heather O'Neill about Advanced Energy United's rebrand and advocacy goals for 2023. Read the interview below and the full article here.  

A key advocacy group for low-carbon energy companies will today announce a rebranding and expansion into more states, Ben writes.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Heather O'Neill

National business association Advanced Energy Economy rebranding as Advanced Energy United

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 3, 2023

CEO Nat Kreamer says name change reflects the organization’s strength as a unifying force for the entire industry

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2023 – Today, national business association Advanced Energy Economy, a leading policy voice for the advanced energy sector, rebranded as Advanced Energy United, with plans to expand its advocacy and engagement portfolio on behalf of an industry with a combined market capitalization in excess of $3 trillion.

“At Advanced Energy United we're bringing together the leaders of the clean energy sector to open doors for the technologies needed to create a more affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy future,” said Advanced Energy United CEO Nat Kreamer. “The new name is designed to better reflect our strength as a unifying force for companies that create and support a goal of 100% clean energy and electrified transportation in the U.S.”

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Topics: Press Releases, Nat Kreamer, Heather O'Neill