How Advanced Energy Companies Can Navigate RTOs/ISOs to Business Success

Posted by Aidan Boyd and Monique Hanis on Nov 18, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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One of the simplest concepts governing the electric power system for more than half the country – competitive wholesale markets deliver reliable power at the best price for customers – is also among the most complex in practice. Our nation’s system of  Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) proves that. Navigating the world of RTOs and ISOs can be challenging, but participating in the markets they manage is critical to the success of advanced energy companies. AEE’s recent webinar, “Everything You Wanted to Know about RTOs But Never Could – Until Now,” moderated by AEE General Counsel and Managing Director Jeff Dennis, dug into how RTOs and ISOs operate and how to utilize AEE’s PowerSuite platform to track, navigate, and participate in RTO/ISO processes.

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Topics: PowerSuite, Wholesale Markets

10 Tips for a Brave New (Remote Work) World

Posted by Monique Hanis on Apr 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, businesses and trade associations alike have shifted to remote work options, making many adjustments along the way. We hope that all of you, your coworkers, families, and friends are safe and remain healthy — and have transitioned well to this new reality. Today we share some tips from a lively internal email thread at AEE, where some of our staff have worked remotely for more than eight years (some for 15 or longer in prior roles), and now the rest of us are working from home as well. We have refined many tools and systems for productive, impactful advocacy work from dispersed locations. But the current situation is far more extreme, with travel restrictions, offices closed, and shelter-in-place orders. We need all the tricks of the work-from-home trade to succeed in our work and in our mental state. Here, we share the best of them with you.

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Topics: PowerSuite, Highlights

Acrostic This: How COVID-19 is Impacting Energy-Related Regulation and Legislation

Posted by Hannah Polikov and Eric Fitz on Mar 31, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Note: This was originally posted on powersuite-blog.aee.net

Can’t find toilet paper or eggs at the grocery store? We can’t help you there. But we can help you find everything you need to know about what’s happening in state public utility commission dockets and legislation around the country related to energy and COVID-19.  And since schools are closed and many of us are trying to figure out how to make learning fun, we’ll do this in the form of an interactive map and a coronavirus acrostic.

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Topics: State Policy Update, PUCs, PowerSuite

What’s Been Trending on PowerSuite? Self-Generation Incentives in Calif., Resource Planning in Mich., Grid Modernization and RPS Everywhere

Posted by Eric Fitz and Claire Alford on Nov 29, 2018 1:48:50 PM

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In 2018,  topics trending on the internet ranged from the Supreme Court confirmation hearings to the royal wedding. But on PowerSuite, AEE’s online tool for identifying and managing energy policy risks and opportunities, the trends looked a little different. Similar to YouTube or Twitter, “trending” in PowerSuite means an item is popular among users and particularly active, in terms of hearings, amendments, floor action, or regulatory filings. This year, legislation providing incentives for customer-sited energy storage in California and a utility’s resource plan in Michigan were the top bill and regulatory proceeding, respectively, trending on PowerSuite. But there’s more to be learned about energy policy in 2018 from choices made by PowerSuite’s 1,400 active monthly users.

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Topics: PowerSuite

How Much Do You Know About Your Electric Utility?

Posted by Coley Girouard and Danny Waggoner on Feb 17, 2015 3:14:00 PM

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Does your utility sell you power from its own power plants, or procure power on the open market on your behalf? Do you have the right to shop around for your electric power among competitive providers? Do other states do this the same way? Do you even know?

Now you can know all this - and more.

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Topics: PUCs, PowerSuite