Advanced Energy Perspectives

AEE-Sponsored EV Charging Infrastructure Bill in California is On Its Way

Posted by Amisha Rai

Apr 19, 2018 11:57:00 AM

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In his State of the State address in January, Gov. Jerry Brown set a new goal of 5 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road in California by 2030. Just a day later, the Governor formalized this goal through an Executive Order, which identified an expansion of charging infrastructure – specifically, 250,000 installed chargers by 2025 – along with an expansion of vehicle rebates as the most critical needs in order for the state to hit the target. A new bill sponsored by AEE would address the charging infrastructure challenge and set the state on course toward having the charging capacity needed to support a mass market for EVs.

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Topics: State Policy Update, California Engagement, Advanced Transportation

Advanced Energy Works: A New Voice for 3.3 Million American Workers

Posted by JR Tolbert

Apr 18, 2018 11:50:00 AM

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Advanced energy employs 3.3 million Americans making and installing solar panels, wind turbines, energy efficient appliances and HVAC systems, and electric vehicles  for homes, businesses, and farms across the country. Advanced energy jobs range from software engineers and coders to construction workers. Advanced energy workers are in every corner of the United States. Unfortunately, not all of our leaders in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals across the country are aware of this thriving sector and what it’s doing to drive our economy.

That’s why we’re launching Advanced Energy Works.

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Topics: Advanced Energy Works

How President Trump and Congress Can Make Energy Infrastructure Great Again

Posted by Dylan Reed

Apr 12, 2018 11:54:03 AM

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 President Trump has been vocal on the need to improve America’s infrastructure. Given his background as a businessman and high profile for building things, upgrading the nation’s infrastructure has been a natural fit. Much of the public dialogue and the President’s announced priorities, however, focus exclusively on improving roads and bridges. But the need for modernizing our energy infrastructure is just as pressing, and there is broad and growing bipartisan support for including energy in an infrastructure plan.

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Topics: Federal Policy Update

In North Carolina, Opportunities in Rate Design, Data Access, and Grid Modernization

Posted by Allison Eckley

Apr 10, 2018 2:02:06 PM

powerlines-sunset-Tom-Burke-cropped This is a guest post by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, a member of AEE's State Coalition, which originally published it here

Last summer, Duke Energy Progress (DEP) filed a rate case with the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC). As advocates for clean energy, NCSEA pays close attention to any changes in utility rate structures; in particular, how the proposed changes impact access to energy efficiency and renewable energy options for customers. Accordingly, NCSEA was heavily engaged in the DEP rate case proceeding. Our team’s deep dive into DEP’s request uncovered three primary opportunities for clean energy, which shaped our testimony and arguments in the December rate case hearing: fair rate design, transparent access to energy consumption data for customers, and the need for true grid modernization in the utility’s proposed grid investment plans. 

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Ohio Powers Forward in its Grid Modernization Initiative

Posted by Coley Girouard

Apr 3, 2018 2:09:22 PM

Ryan PowerForward-740 In April 2017, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) launched PowerForward, an effort to study how Ohio could revolutionize its electrical grid, improve reliability and resilience, and incorporate new, innovative technologies in order to enhance the customer experience of all Ohio electricity customers. This initiative has called upon industry leaders to lead conversations ranging from integrating DER into the evolving grid to incorporating electric vehicles and their infrastructure onto the electric system, to redesigning Ohio’s ratemaking and rate design structure to inspire investments in innovative energy resources. AEE and its member companies have been right in the mix.

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Topics: State Policy Update, PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, regulation

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