Advanced Energy Perspectives

NEWS: Wind deals, solar forecasts, and a bus that runs on… well…

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Nov 21, 2014 10:37:03 AM

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Wind power had a particularly good week, with announcements of three major advanced energy deals – investments from Google and IKEA, and a big acquisition by SunEdison.

 

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Topics: News Update

STATE: Arizona Regulators Ponder Utility-Owned Rooftop Solar While Competitors Object to Monopoly Advantages

Posted by Coley Girouard and Frank Swigonski

Nov 20, 2014 3:21:00 PM

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Topics: State Policy Update, PowerSuite

In the Clean Power Plan, EPA – and states – can count on advanced energy to do more

Posted by Matt Stanberry

Nov 19, 2014 11:51:00 AM

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On Nov. 5, we submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency AEE’s comments on the Clean Power Plan. As we testified in the Agency’s hearing in July, AEE supports the Clean Power Plan, because we see it as a vital step toward modernizing the U.S. electric power system for greater efficiency, reliability, and economic opportunity. Compliance with the Clean Power Plan may be complicated, but with all the technologies available and all the flexibility allowed for individual states to develop plans that make sense for them, EPA’s state targets for reduced greenhouse gas emissions will be easy to achieve. In our comments, what we told EPA is this: Advanced energy can contribute much more to emission reduction than the draft of the Clean Power Plan contemplates, and provide economic benefits at the same time.

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Topics: EPA GHG Regs

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Biomass Co-firing

Posted by Maria Robinson

Nov 18, 2014 1:12:32 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) plan to regulate carbon emissions is just the latest challenge facing the U.S. electric power system. Technological innovation is disrupting old ways of doing business and accelerating grid modernization. Earlier this year, AEE released Advanced Energy Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, a report detailing the use, application, and benefits of 40 specific advanced energy technologies and services. This post is one in a series drawn from the technology profiles within that report.

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Topics: Advanced Energy Technology of the Week

NEWS: Energy from Ice and the World’s Largest Battery; Texas Looks to Join the Energy Storage Game

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Nov 14, 2014 4:14:00 PM

8ed6dc63-ae69-4fff-a9a1-b2267956fde9Ever since California’s Public Utilities Commission announced a new energy storage mandate last year, the storage market in California has exploded. Last week, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that it would acquire 250 MW of energy storage system as part of a larger plan to acquire 2,221 MW of new generation assets. This week we learned more details of SCE’s overall plans for the future of its energy storage.

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Topics: News Update

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