Recent Reports

Regulatory Approaches for a Cost-Effective Gas Transition: Ratemaking, Incentives, and Other Tools

Posted by Reports on Jun 11, 2024 12:28:03 PM

Publish Date: June 11, 2024

The regulated gas distribution network is undergoing significant transformation due to a combination of market and policy forces. Increasingly, cost-competitive electric heating solutions are leading to decreased gas throughputs in many jurisdictions — a trend expected to accelerate as federal incentives for heating electrification and ambitious state and local climate goals take effect.  

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Building Electrification, Building Decarbonization

On the Road to Fleet Electrification: A Framework for Estimating Distribution System Impacts of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification

Posted by Reports on May 6, 2024 5:21:42 PM

Publish Date: May 6, 2024

Large-scale Medium- and Heavy-Duty vehicle (MHDV) electrification has the potential to put downward pressure on electric utility rates, provide valuable grid services, save money for fleet owners, and reduce pollution and GHG emissions. Preparing our electric grid and building the electrical capacity to power our transportation sector will be one of the largest logistical and public policy challenges over the next decade and one of the most valuable infrastructure investments we’ve made in generations. 

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Pennsylvania, Illinois

Quantifying the Impacts of Building Electrification in Illinois

Posted by Reports on May 1, 2024 4:48:14 PM

Publish Date: May 1, 2024

Buildings account for about a fifth of the state’s emissions and the vast majority of buildings in Illinois burn fossil fuels for various appliances. Over 60% of natural gas burned in Illinois happens in buildings, primarily for heating. Therefore, building electrification is a crucial component of Illinois’ clean energy and climate strategy.  

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Illinois, Building Electrification, Building Decarbonization

Advanced Energy United Generator Interconnection Scorecard

Posted by Reports on Mar 6, 2024 4:56:04 PM

Publish Date: February 26, 2024; Updated: March 7, 2024

Currently, over one million megawatts of generator and storage projects are actively seeking to connect to the U.S. transmission grid. The various grid interconnection processes across the nation have been slow and received criticism from a wide range of stakeholders for being dysfunctional. The 2024 Advanced Energy United Generator Interconnection Scorecard evaluates the outcomes and processes of the generator interconnection process across the seven U.S. regional grid operators (the RTOs/ISOs), finding some bright spots and room for significant improvement.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Transmission

Bringing Resilience and Reliability Full Circle

Posted by Reports on Feb 5, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Publish Date: February 5, 2024

Dive into Advanced Energy United’s easy-to-use explainer, a guide to how advanced energy technologies can improve resilience and reliability on the distribution grid.

From hurricanes to wildfires and heat waves to cold snaps, more frequent and pervasive extreme weather is testing the resilience and reliability of America’s electric grid, impacting critical infrastructure, and imperiling lives. At the same time, rising demand for electricity, from fast growing segments of the economy and the electrification of buildings and transportation, is placing new demands upon the grid. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Economic Impact, Manufacturing and Infrastructure