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RTO Insider: Transmission Coalition to Fight for Expanded Grid

Posted by James Downing on Jan 31, 2024

RTO Insider  reports on the newly launched Transmission Possible campaign, launched by Advanced Energy United and a coalition of partners The article quotes United's Verna Mandez, who shares that the campaign seeks to address America's growing energy needs by supporting efforts to build new transmission lines and improve existing infrastructure.

A new coalition called Transmission Possible launched Jan. 25 to support local, state and federal efforts to expand transmission, while a recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) put some numbers on an issue that has often complicated those efforts.

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Topics: United In The News, Transmission, Verna Mandez

PUC Decision On Xcel Resource Plan Lays Groundwork For More Clean Energy

Posted by Caroline Grace on Jan 29, 2024

Advanced Energy United reacts to ERP decision, highlights the benefits of clean energy and the opportunity for continued transformation of the electric grid

DENVER, CO— The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted to move forward with an amended version of Xcel’s Phase II of their 2021 Electric Resource Plan (ERP). While the newly approved ERP invests less in new renewable energy sources than was initially proposed by the utility, and commits to new gas generation, it continues steady progress toward a zero-carbon grid and makes important reforms for the future. 

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, Colorado, Brian Turner

‘Transmission Possible’ Campaign Launched to Push for Expansion and Upgrades to National Transmission Infrastructure

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 29, 2024

New campaign will educate state leaders across the country, and support state policies

WASHINGTON, DC — Today a coalition of business leaders, clean energy advocates, and environmental organizations launched “Transmission Possible,” a new campaign to build support at the local, state, and federal levels for upgrading America’s energy transmission infrastructure. Transmission Possible is led by the industry association Advanced Energy United and includes the American Council on Renewable Energy, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, the National Wildlife Federation, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Northeast Clean Energy Council.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, Transmission, Verna Mandez

New Jersey Approves Two New Offshore Wind Projects, Could Power 1.8 Million Homes

Posted by Savannah Gribbins on Jan 24, 2024

NJ Board of Public Utilities Announces Offshore Wind Solicitation Awards Totaling 3,742 Megawatts 

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today granted two offshore wind solicitation awards, totaling 3,742 MW of capacity, enough to power 1.8 million homes when fully operational. The BPU announced awards for the Leading Light Wind project from Invenergy and energyRe, and the Attentive Energy II project from TotalEnergies and Corio Generation. Today’s awards were granted as part of New Jersey’s Third Solicitation for Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (OREC).

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, Offshore Wind, Nathan Willcox, New Jersey

Advanced clean energy businesses: Reject ballot proposal

Posted by Rory Coleman on Jan 22, 2024

Michigan’s clean energy law will create jobs, support local communities for generations

LANSING, Mich. – A proposed ballot initiative to repeal how clean energy is sited in Michigan communities would harm job creation, farm income, protections for workers and critical revenue for local governments, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Advanced Energy United said today as the Board of State Canvassers met on the matter. 

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, Michigan, Trish Demeter

Clean Energy Funding Must Remain a Priority Despite California’s Budget Deficit

Posted by Caroline Grace on Jan 11, 2024

Maintaining clean energy investments will help meet state policy goals, support in-state jobs

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced this year’s state budget, reflecting the state’s fiscal challenges. Despite reductions, the new budget preserves much of the critical funding for clean energy and transportation investments. Maintaining strong funding commitments in zero-emission vehicles and clean energy, water, and transportation infrastructure is crucial to help communities switch to less-polluting technologies, support in-state jobs, and better position the state to meet its clean energy goals.

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Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, California

Utility Dive: 9 US Power Sector Trends to Watch in 2024

Utility Dive  highlights some of the major developments and trends expected in nine critical areas of the energy transition this year, including the expansion of virtual power plants (VPPs). The article quotes United's Ryan Katofsky, who speaks to the increasing role VPPs can play in ensuring grid reliability and addressing the general need for more flexibility on the demand side.

The U.S. clean energy transition is expected to accelerate this year, buoyed by recent policy and other actions, but transmission and financing are among its challenges. The following is a snapshot of some of the major developments and trends expected in nine critical areas of the energy transition this year...

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, United In The News, Ryan Katofsky

Clean Energy Initiatives Outlined in NY State of the State are Key to Reaching the State’s Energy Goals

Posted by Adam Winer on Jan 9, 2024

Transmission development and ensuring an affordable transition away from natural gasare among the priorities outlined in newplan

ALBANY, NY – Advanced Energy United today highlighted several key proposals within New York Governor Kathy Hochul's State of the State plan—including the end of ratepayer subsidies to expand the state's natural gas system (the “100-foot rule”) and plans to improve the state’s transmission systems—as being key steps to accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels and promoting the swift deployment of renewable energy and heating solutions.

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Topics: Press Releases, New York, Transmission, Nathan Willcox

RTO Insider: Stakeholders Propose Amendments to ISO-NE Order 2023 Compliance

Posted by Jon Lamson on Jan 7, 2024

RTO Insider reports that Advanced Energy United and other clean energy companies proposed several amendments to ISO-NE’s proposed Order 2023 compliance plans. The article quotes United's Alex Lawton, who speaks to how ISO NE's suggested deviations from the approach detailed in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order could undermine the order’s goal of reducing interconnection delays.

Clean energy companies and trade groups proposed a series of amendments to ISO-NE’s proposed Order 2023 compliance at the NEPOOL Transmission Committee meeting Jan. 4, as the RTO and its stakeholders scramble to reach a consensus prior to the scheduled TC vote in February.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, United In The News, New England, Alex Lawton