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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

Interconnection Whitepaper Details Near Term Reforms Needed to Extricate Hundreds of Gigawatts of Solar Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a whitepaper detailing the extensive interconnection reforms needed to rapidly decarbonize the electricity grid. Across the country state and federal leaders are doubling down on their clean energy goals, but distribution utilities and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are struggling to keep up with overflowing interconnection queues. 

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

FERC Proceeding Offers Opportunity for Critical Transmission System Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to reform the electric regional transmission planning and cost allocation process governing America’s outdated transmission system. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

SEIA Outlines Critical Reforms to Transmission System in FERC ANOPR Comments

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted comments this week in response to a July Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on transmission reforms and new interconnection rules. The ANOPR presents an opportunity to address several transmission, interconnection and cost allocation issues, clearing the way for more equitable market access for solar and energy storage.

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

FERC Proposes Overhaul of Transmission and Interconnection Rules

Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) on reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

Solar Industry Commends Biden’s Climate Executive Actions

WASHINGTON D.C.—President Biden announced key actions on several climate issues today, including clean energy jobs, infrastructure, and environmental justice. Following is a statement on these executive orders from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “The president has outlined a clear and carefully thought-out vision for addressing the range of climate challenges we face, and I commend and thank him for taking swift action on many of those challenges during the first week of this administration.

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.

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