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Ray Fakhoury

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Following Net Metering Battles, Nevada Considers Boosting RPS, Energy Efficiency, Storage

Posted by Ray Fakhoury

Mar 15, 2017 11:21:59 AM

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In Nevada, disputes over net metering controlled much of the energy conversation in 2016. Now, lawmakers and Gov. Brian Sandoval are looking to go big on advanced energy. First, at the end of last year, the Public Utilities Committee of Nevada (PUCN) issued an order requiring a utility to consider “all attributes,” not just cost, in evaluating energy options – a boon for advanced energy technologies, which provide a range of benefits. Now, lawmakers are pressing forward on legislation that would boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), establish annual energy efficiency goals, and consider requiring utilities to deploy energy storage by 2018. If they keep working together like this to enact policies that reduce costs for ratepayers and diversify the state’s energy portfolio, Nevada Republicans and Democrats could catapult the Silver State into the driver’s seat on advanced energy in 2017.

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Topics: State Policy Update

How Advanced Energy Can Save Money for Ohioans

Posted by Ray Fakhoury

Sep 22, 2016 3:52:13 PM

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Ohio’s electricity system is at a crossroads. The freeze of the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and the energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) implemented by SB310 in 2014 will be lifted on January 1, 2017. Over the last two years, policy uncertainty has undermined investment in Ohio’s advanced energy industry. Meanwhile, utilities are warning of closures to uneconomic plants, which would leave customers exposed to reliability issues and rate hikes. To provide a data-driven perspective on Ohio’s energy challenges, AEE Institute has published a report assessing four possible scenarios for meeting the state’s energy needs and ensuring reliability. This analysis, which is based on the use of AEE Institute’s modeling tool, shows that Ohio can chart a long-term energy strategy that promotes affordable and reliable power by taking advantage of cost-competitive advanced energy technologies, while also benefiting the state’s economy.

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Topics: State Policy Update

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