Unleashing America's Advanced Energy Future: Federal Resources to Combat Inflation, Create Jobs, and Achieve Energy Independence

Posted by Reports on Nov 15, 2022 4:47:12 PM

Publish Date: November 15, 2022

State decision makers, from Governors and their administrations to utility regulators and lawmakers, are working to address the economic headwinds facing families and businesses – combating inflation, creating jobs, and building an American energy future that’s more affordable, reliable, clean, and independent. With deep roots in their states and communities, these leaders are working to make sure the benefits of this transition – from new jobs and investment to cleaner air and more affordable electricity – flow to those who need them most.  The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) contain a wealth of resources, programs, and incentives to support all this work. 

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, 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