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

Economic and Environmental Impact of Governor Shapiro’s “30 x 30” Alternative Energy Pledge

Posted by Reports on Feb 1, 2024 9:30:00 AM

Publish Date: February 1, 2024

Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) require electricity suppliers to include specified percentages of renewable energy and several alternative energy production technologies in their supply mix, creating a market mechanism to increase demand for those energy resources—but the law’s requirements plateaued in 2021.

A new report written by Gabel Associates and released by Advanced Energy United, MAREC Action, and the American Clean Power Association found that more than $13.1 billion could be invested in Pennsylvania over the next seven years and 129,000 jobs could be created if policymakers increase the AEPS to require 30% renewable generation by 2030. 

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Topics: State Policy, Pennsylvania

Saving Hoosiers Money on Indiana’s Vehicle Fleet

Posted by Reports on Dec 19, 2023 12:41:24 PM

Publish Date: December 19, 2023

With electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more widely available on the market, state governments across the country are taking steps to incorporate more electric vehicles into their state fleets. This analysis demonstrates the potential long-term savings EVs could deliver for Indiana, finding that replacing Indiana’s light duty vehicle fleet with comparable EVs could save roughly $62.4 million over a 15-year span.

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Indiana

A Regulator’s Blueprint for 21st Century Gas Utility Planning

Posted by Reports on Dec 13, 2023 3:47:04 PM

Publish Date: December 13, 2023

The energy sector is in the midst of a profound transition as it shifts away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and a decarbonized economy. As such, natural gas utilities are at risk of stagnating customer growth and declining demand per customer due to competition from cost-effective electrification solutions and decarbonization efforts.

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Topics: State Policy, Energy Efficiency

Public Service Company of Colorado ERP Phase II: Assessment of Clean Energy Alternatives to New Natural Gas Peaker Resources

Posted by Reports on Nov 9, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Publish Date: November 8, 2023

This report, commissioned by Advanced Energy United and written by Strategen Consulting, assesses the proposed resource plan set forth by Public Service Company of Colorado (known by customers as Xcel Energy) in Phase II of their 2021 Electric Resource Plan (“ERP”), commonly referred to as the 120-Day Report. 

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Topics: State Policy, Energy Efficiency, Colorado