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RTO Insider: Electrifying MHD Vehicles Could Lower Grid Costs

Posted by James Downing on May 10, 2024

RTO Insider highlights Advanced Energy United's recently released report on medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) electrification and outlines conversations held during its May 7 webinar that examined the report's findings.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, United In The News

POLITICO Pro: California imposes monthly $24 charge on electricity bills

Posted by Debra Kahn on May 9, 2024

POLITICO Pro reports on the California Public Utilities Commission imposing a monthly $24 charge on electricity bills. The article quotes United's Edson Perez, calling the decision "another blow to California’s clean energy goal."

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Topics: United In The News, California, Edson Perez

The California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Move Forward With Fixed Charge

Posted by Caroline Grace on May 9, 2024

CPUC approves a $24 fixed fee for utility customers’ monthly electricity bill  

SACRAMENTO, CA—The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a monthly fixed fee that will be added to customers’ monthly utility bills. This fee is a result of a 2022 bill, Assembly Bill 205, thatdirected the CPUC to add a fixed charge to utility bills based on household income in exchange for lowering volumetric rates.The approved plan willadd a fixed charge of $24.15 to monthly utility bills (reduced to $12 or $6 for lower-income customers) 

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Topics: Press Releases, California, Edson Perez

U.S. DOE Announces Communities Poised to Benefit from Transmission Corridors Program

Posted by Adam Winer on May 8, 2024

A lack of electric transmission is harming or may soon harm households and businesses across the country

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a preliminary list of 10 potential National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs) to accelerate the development of transmission projects in areas that have an urgent need for expanded transmission. DOE is now seeking public input on the process. 

“As America’s energy needs grow, the backbone of the energy system needs to grow with it,” said Verna Mandez, Director of Advanced Energy United’s transmission program. “Transmission is how we get affordable electricity from where it’s made to where it’s needed so we can keep the lights on and lower energy bills.” 

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

Clean Energy Businesses Celebrate Colorado’s Passage of Landmark Distribution System Planning Bill

Posted by Caroline Grace on May 7, 2024

Senate Bill 24-218, a bill that will modernize Colorado’s energy distribution system, passed the House Floor and now awaits the Governor's signature

DENVER, CO— Groundbreaking legislation, Senate Bill 24-218, sponsored by Senate President Steve Fenberg, Senator Chris Hansen, House Majority Leader Monica Duran, and Representative Kyle Brown, garnered significant support on the House Floor and passed the legislature. The bill now moves to Colorado Governor Jared Polis’s desk for signature. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Colorado, Emilie Olson

The Colorado Sun: Xcel’s Grid, Facing Growing Power Demands, to Get Help From a Bill Racing Through the Legislature

Posted by Mark Jaffe on May 1, 2024

The Colorado Sun reports on new legislation, Senate Bill 24-218, introduced that would modernize the state's distribution system. The article quotes United's Emilie Olson on the state of the current distribution grid and how upgrades are crucial to powering more generation. 

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Topics: United In The News, Colorado, Emilie Olson

Coalition Calls for Robust Funding for Transmission in FY 2025 Budget

Posted by Adam Winer on Apr 30, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a joint letter to Congress today, a diverse coalition of more than 40 national and regional organizations and companies requested robust funding for electric transmission deployment and research in the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget.

In the letter, the groups highlight how upgrading and expanding the nation’s transmission network has taken on new immediacy.

“For the first time in two decades, demand for electricity is rising,” the groups explain. “Capacity exists to support this increasing demand and with the right investments can be brought online quickly.”

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Transmission

New U.S. DOE Rule Will Help Electric Transmission Get Built More Quickly

Posted by Adam Winer on Apr 25, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized the rules for a new Coordinated Interagency Authorizations and Permits program (CITAP). The program is designed to streamline coordination across agencies and make the U.S. DOE a main point of contact between developers and the federal government. National business association Advanced Energy United submitted comments last year about the proposal.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Caitlin Marquis, Transmission

Canary Media: New Clean Power Rules Force Utilities to Take Clean Energy Seriously

Posted by Jeff St. John on Apr 25, 2024

Canary Media reports on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules pushing utilities to retrofit fossil-fuel plants with new technologies or swap them out for clean energy alternatives, quoting United's President and CEO Heather O'Neill on the opportunity the rules present for utilities to pivot to advanced energy solutions.

On Thursday, the Biden administration issued rules to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and pollution from U.S. power plants, while top officials weighed in with an important message: Clean energy is more than ready to supplant the fossil-fueled power plants the new regulations are intended to curb.

The long-awaited rules, the result of nearly a year of work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will require individual states to craft plans for ensuring that coal-fired plants slated to stay open past 2039 control 90 percent of their carbon pollution from 2032 onward. Newly built baseload” fossil-gas-fired power plants that operate more than 40 percent of the year must do the same.

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Topics: Federal Policy, United In The News, Heather O'Neill

In Light of New U.S. EPA Power Plant Rules, Utilities Should Pivot to Advanced Energy Solutions

Posted by Adam Winer on Apr 25, 2024

Advanced Energy United calls on utilities to switch to more affordable and reliable tools for powering the U.S. electric grid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced newly finalized emissions regulations for existing coal-fired power plants and new gas plants. Advanced Energy United, the national association of businesses united in their mission to achieve 100% clean energy and electrified transportation in America, expressed support for the regulations and called on utilities to do right by ratepayers by embracing cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable solutions for powering the electric grid.

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Topics: Federal Policy, EPA GHG Regs, Press Releases, Heather O'Neill