Job Opportunities in Advanced Energy: High-Growth Occupations for Workers of All Backgrounds

Posted by Reports on Oct 11, 2022 10:55:51 AM

Publish Date: October 11, 2022

AEE partnered with the Burning Glass Institute, a nonprofit labor market analytics center, to research jobs in demand by advanced energy employers as manifested in online job postings and applying that analysis to the distribution of new advanced energy jobs on a granular basis, identifying the top job opportunities for those with and without college degrees, what those positions require in terms of education, training, and experience, and the salaries those positions provide.

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Topics: Advanced Energy Employment, Economic Impact

Unlocking the Energy Transition: Federal Action and State Opportunities

Posted by Reports on Oct 7, 2022 7:55:00 AM

Publish Date: October 7, 2022

With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), funds are available to state, local, and tribal governments; electric utilities; businesses; schools; nonprofit organizations; households; and other entities for a variety of advanced energy infrastructure projects.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Economic Impact

Understanding FERC’s Proposal for Relieving Interconnection Delays

Posted by Reports on Sep 27, 2022 5:24:00 PM

Publish Date: September 26, 2022

On June 16, 2022, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing changes to its regulations governing interconnection processes and agreements. The NOPR comes as interconnection delays across the country are slowing project development, with three times as many requests waiting in interconnection queues today as there were five years ago. FERC’s NOPR seeks to resolve these backlogs by proposing solutions that balance increased requirements for interconnecting generators to demonstrate commercial viability and “readiness” to stay in the interconnection queue and firmer obligations for transmission providers to complete studies on time.

“Understanding FERC’s Proposal for Relieving Interconnection Delays” summarizes the key provisions of FERC’s NOPR, describes how FERC proposes to change the responsibilities of interconnection customers and transmission providers, and highlights the challenges that FERC will need to address in a final ruling in order to break the delays and wait times that plague clean energy projects today.

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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets, Transmission

Indiana Opportunities for Demand-Side Resources

Posted by Reports on Sep 14, 2022 2:21:17 PM

Publish Date: September 8, 2022

AES Indiana’s 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is an important planning exercise that will set the direction of the utility’s investments over the next two decades. Indiana’s electric system in 2042 will be fundamentally different from the grid of 2023, and will require a fundamentally different resource mix.

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Topics: State Policy

2022 Advanced Energy Employment Fact Sheets

Posted by Reports on Sep 6, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Publish Date: September 6, 2022

Nationally, advanced energy employment bounced back from COVID-related job losses with 4.8% growth from 2020 to 2021, faster than overall U.S. job growth of 2.8%, adding 155,000 jobs. Advanced energy jobs are not all the way up to the previous peak of 2019, but they are on an upward trajectory that will only accelerate with the billions of dollars for clean energy investment provided by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act.  

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Energy Employment, Economic Impact