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RTO Insider: Studies Present Case for Domestic Cleantech Boosting US Economy

Posted by John Funk on Aug 11, 2021

RTO Insider summarized AEE's "Made in America" webinar, outlining domestic supply chain opportunities in the advanced energy sector. Read snippets below and the full story here.

The “Made in America” stamp that once appeared on myriad industrial and consumer products could resurrect the U.S. manufacturing economy if it accompanies the shift toward renewable energy and electrification, two new studies conclude.

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Utility Dive: Illinois Regulators Reject Proposal to Allow Utilities Cost Recovery for Cloud-Based Computing

Posted by John Funk on Jul 24, 2020

Utility Dive covered Illinois Commerce Commission's rejection of changing regulatory accounting rules to allow partial recovery cloud-based computing costs through customer rates, quoting AEE's Danny Waggoner. Read excerpts below and the entire UD piece here. 

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has rejected a change in regulatory accounting rules proposed by its staff and the state’s utilities, which would have allowed the partial recovery of contracting costs for cloud-based data processing through higher customer rates. The proposal would have allowed utilities to treat at least part of the cost of cloud-based computing services as infrastructure investments just as if they had purchased computer hardware and software and hired staff...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Wind turbine setback reform gets mixed reaction

Posted by John Funk on May 18, 2018

Reporter John Funk describes the latest in efforts to correct wind setback constraints, noting that proposed legislation could potentially pit wind against clean energy advocates. He includes Ohio AEE's perspective with comments from Ted Ford:
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The Cleveland Plain Dealer: FirstEnergy DOE emergency appeal another ruse for "bailout" say opponents

Posted by John Funk on Apr 1, 2018


The Plain Dealer reported that "A growing chorus of opponents are condemning the maneuver by FirstEnergy Solutions Thursday to convince the U.S. Department of Energy that an electrical supply emergency exists in Ohio and 12 other states.
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