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Utility Dive: Arizona legislature advances bill restricting retail competition in effort to promote reliability

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Apr 21, 2022

Utility Dive detailed the flaws of Arizona House Bill 2101, citing AEE's Shelby Stults on how the measure fails to address energy reliability. Read snippets below and the full article here

The Arizona Senate passed House Bill 2101 on Tuesday, advancing legislation to the governor's desk intended to address reliability issues and prevent blackouts similar to recent disruptions in Texas and California...

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Topics: United In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive:  Arizona Regulators Toss 3-Year Effort for 100% Clean Energy Mandate

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on May 7, 2021

Utility Dive outlined Arizona regulators move to toss 100% clean energy mandates, quoting AEE’s Shelby Stults on the disappointment. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted down its proposed clean energy rules at Wednesday's open meeting, ending a three-year collaborative process with broad stakeholder and utility support to transition the state's generation to 100% clean resources by 2050.

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Topics: Regulatory, United In The News, Arizona

Utility Dive: Florida Signs off on FPL's 1.5 GW Community Solar Program

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Mar 4, 2020

Utility Dive covered unanimous approval of FPL's new customer-driven solar energy program and tariff by the Florida Public Service Commission, quoting AEE's Dylan Reed and Caitlin Marquis. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here

The Florida Public Service Commission unanimously approved a 1,490 MW community solar program by Florida Power & Light, the largest in the nation, on Tuesday. FPL's "SolarTogether" program reserves 75% for the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector and 25% for the residential sector. The project more than doubles community solar capacity in the U.S., according to FPL. 

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Topics: United In The News

Utility Dive: U.S. Renewable Resources on Steady Course for Increased Deployment

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Jan 16, 2020

Utility Dive published this 2020 Outlook piece highlighting the projected rise of renewables in the new decade, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

Renewable energy resources have become a bigger part of the grid in recent years, competing with traditional generation sources. With flat load growth, falling costs and the expansion of the energy storage sector, this trend is only expected to rise. While onshore wind is more economic than utility-scale solar in many areas of the U.S., analysts say solar could become increasingly competitive with wind...

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Topics: United In The News

Utility Dive: Virginia, Maryland unveil 100% Clean Energy Plans, but NGOs Not Satisfied

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Dec 20, 2019

Utility Dive covered Gov. Ralph Northam's 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 bill followed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announcement for a 100% clean energy by 2040 state plan and included quotes by AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

States where legislatures are aligned with the governor on climate issues are advancing clean energy policies, garnering industry support from the clean energy sector.

"We are continuing to work with the industry to make sure that the structure of the renewable energy portfolio pieces of the program are the most effective means by which we can finance projects," J.R. Tolbert, managing director of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), told Utility Dive. 

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Topics: United In The News

Utility Dive: Tesla, others question storage hourly requirements, charges in Order 841 compliance plans

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Feb 13, 2019

Utility Dive summarizes comments filed about grid operators' plans to implement FERC's energy storage rule (Order 841). The article references comments from AEE on PJM Interconnection's plans. See excerpts below and the entire Utility Dive story here:

As energy storage becomes more economically competitive with more traditional forms of merchant generation, access to wholesale power markets is seen as an important addition to the technology's opportunities on the contracted side. However, questions remain about the effective implementation of the federal order that seeks to create consistent opportunities for storage to compete in wholesale energy markets.

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Topics: United In The News