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Wednesday, Aug 02, 2017

New Opportunities for Solar Abound by Improving Distribution Planning

It’s a new era for the United States electric grid and in the second paper in a series on grid modernization, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tackles the need for improved distribution planning and operations.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Landmark North American Climate Pledge to Spur Rapid Solar Growth, Job Creation

Following is a comment by Tom Kimbis, acting president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the agreement by the United States, Mexico and Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by relying on clean energy sources for 50 percent of electricity generation by 2025

Monday, Jan 26, 2015

SEIA Comments on PJM Capacity Resource Plan

SEIA comments on PJM's Capacity Resource Plan proposal in FERC Docket ER15-623-000.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

National Lab Explores Resource Planning of Western Utilities

In a recent report, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory summarizes the Integrated Resource Plans of major Western U.S. utilities to assess their assumptions about future changes within the electricity markets they serve.

Monday, Oct 21, 2013

New Study: Expanded Solar Development Would Save North Carolina Ratepayers $26 M Annually

WASHINGTON, DC – A study released today shows ratepayers in North Carolina could see $26 million in energy savings annually if the state were to add 400 megawatts (MW) of wholesale solar and 100 MW of distributed solar generation.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013

SEIA’s Protest of PacifiCorp’s Proposed Rate Changes

Pursuant to Rules 211 and 214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) Rules of Practice and Procedure,[1] the Solar Energy Industries Association respectfully submits this protest regarding PacifiCorp’s proposed revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (“OATT”) Schedules 3 and 3A.[2] PacifiCorp proposes to substantially increase its rates for Schedule 3: Regulation and Frequency Response Service, and also asks for differentiated cost recovery to serve variable energy resource (VER) and non-VER generators exporting power from PacifiCorp’s Balancing Authority Area (“BAA”) under Schedule 3A.

Monday, Jul 23, 2012

SEIA Comments: FERC Variable Energy Resources Integration Rule

SEIA filed with FERC on Final Rule on Integration of Variable Energy Resources in FERC Docket No. RM10-11

Monday, May 21, 2012

Secretary Ken Salazar Named 2009 National Solar Energy Champion of the Year

“In his role at the Department of the Interior, Secretary Salazar oversees the best solar resources in the world and understands that we need to put this clean, domestic resources to work for America,” said Rhone Resch, president of SEIA.

Monday, May 21, 2012

FERC Proposed Rule Would Encourage Transmission for Solar Power Projects

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it is developing new rules regarding transmission planning and cost allocation.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SEIA Commends FERC Commissioners for Transmission Cost Allocation Rule

ne Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today commending the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) approval of a final rule on transmission cost allocation.

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