COVID-19 Impact on Advanced Energy Companies

Posted by Reports on Apr 14, 2020 3:33:00 PM

Publish Date: April 14, 2020

This AEE Fact Sheet details the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on advanced energy companies across the country.

A follow-up to an open letter sent to Congress and the White House on March 26, the fact sheet is based on a new survey of AEE member companies, which demonstrates worsening impact on the full range of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, grid services, and electric vehicle businesses that make up the broad advanced energy industry.

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, PowerSuite, Insights and Analysis

Utility Earnings in a Service-Oriented World

Posted by Reports on Jan 29, 2018 4:17:00 PM

Publish Date: January 29, 2018

Throughout the economy, companies are finding efficiencies and operational benefits through services provided by third parties instead of physical assets that they own and manage.

However, under prevailing cost-of-service regulation, electric utilities may be discouraged from using such services, since they do not generate profits the way that investments in capital assets do.

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Topics: PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, Utility, Regulatory

21st Century Electricity System Issue Briefs

Posted by Reports on Aug 15, 2017 4:34:00 PM

Publish Date: August 15, 2017

The U.S. utility sector has entered a period of foundational change, not seen since the restructuring of the late 1990s. Change is being driven by new technologies, evolving customer needs and desires, environmental imperatives and an increased focus on grid resiliency.

With these developments come challenges, but also new opportunities to create an energy system that meets the changing expectations of consumers and society for the coming decades. We call this the 21st Century Electricity System: a high-performing, customer-focused electricity system that is efficient, flexible, resilient, reliable, affordable, safe, secure and clean.

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Topics: PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, Regulatory

Making Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Work for All Utility Customers: Design Principles for Voluntary Renewable Energy Programs

Posted by Reports on Jul 25, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Publish Date: July 25, 2017

Voluntary renewable energy tariffs are quickly emerging as one of the key tools to meet growing corporate renewable energy demand in vertically integrated markets.

Participation in renewable energy tariffs has grown steadily over the past five years, and improvements in program design have continued apace. A report from Advanced Energy Economy Institute and a companion policy brief from AEE provide guidance for the design of successful renewable energy programs in regulated markets. 

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Topics: PUCs, Utility, Regulatory, Advanced Energy Buyers Group

Comments on Pennsylvania's Alternative Ratemaking Methodologies

Posted by Reports on May 31, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Publish Date: May 31, 2017

Comments submitted by AEE Institute on behalf of AEE and its member companies in response to the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission's Tentative Order, issued on March 2, 2017, seeking input on alternative ratemaking methodologies.

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, Regulatory