The Path to a Carbon-Free Grid: Register Today for the 2022 ACORE Grid Forum

The Advanced Power Alliance is proud to support the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) in hosting the ACORE Grid Forum in Washington, D.C. on October 13. Join us as regulators, grid operators, utilities, developers and other experts convene to examine the near-term gaps and long-term priorities for infrastructure on the path to a carbon-freeContinue reading “The Path to a Carbon-Free Grid: Register Today for the 2022 ACORE Grid Forum”

Op-Ed: It’s time for ERCOT to Beef Up Grid Capacity Now

Texas needs new transmission lines to deliver affordable, reliable electricity. By Suzi McClellan and Jeff Clark. Suzi McClellan was public counsel of the Office of Public Utility Counsel and an ERCOT board member under Texas governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry. Jeff Clark is president of the Advanced Power Alliance. This opinion piece ranContinue reading “Op-Ed: It’s time for ERCOT to Beef Up Grid Capacity Now”

Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power Announce Plans To Accelerate Public Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles Across The U.S.

From PRNewsWire Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock Renewable Power (BlackRock) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lay the foundation for a proposed joint venture (JV) to design, develop, install and operate a nationwide, high-performance charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery electricContinue reading “Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power Announce Plans To Accelerate Public Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles Across The U.S.”

APA and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) Host Forum of Experts on Texas Blackouts

In response to the unprecedented 254 county weather emergency in Texas and the subsequent loss of power to millions of Texans, The Advanced Power Alliance and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation today hosted a forum of energy experts to assess two very important questions: What went wrong in Texas and what should we do aboutContinue reading “APA and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) Host Forum of Experts on Texas Blackouts”

Free Markets and Infrastructure Give Texas a Cleaner Power Grid

For many years, policymakers in Washington have struggled to manufacture a workable policy that addresses the serious challenges we face from our changing climate without raising Americans’ energy bills. They could learn a few things from Texas. The Lone Star State has demonstrated how to increase production of affordable and reliable power by embracing markets, technology,Continue reading “Free Markets and Infrastructure Give Texas a Cleaner Power Grid”

Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid

By Evan Vaughn, from AWEABlog Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winterContinue reading “Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid”

Wind Coalition Comments at Dedication of Mesquite Creek Wind Farm

Prepared Comments by Jeffrey Clark, Executive Director The Wind Coalition Mars/Sumitomo/Duke Energy Mesquite Creek Wind Farm Dedication Lamesa, Texas – October 1, 2015 What a sweet day it is in Lamesa Texas! Today, we’re standing in the heart of Texas and standing in the midst of a technological revolution that is changing the world ofContinue reading “Wind Coalition Comments at Dedication of Mesquite Creek Wind Farm”

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The WindContinue reading “TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931”

Sierra Club: ERCOT Finally Values Wind Peak Capacity Using Actual Data

By Cyrus Reed – The Sierra Club | Lone Star Chapter For the last five years, the Sierra Club has been in a healthy discussion at ERCOT (Electric Reliable Council of Texas) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas over how to calculate the value of wind energy during peak demand. Opponents of wind stillContinue reading “Sierra Club: ERCOT Finally Values Wind Peak Capacity Using Actual Data”

Column: Texas Clean Energy Hampered by Location

By Kate Galbraith / The New York Times Austin, Texas – As the United States contemplates a clean-energy future, leadership is coming from a surprising place—Texas. This state is well-known for producing oil and natural gas. But Texas also has erected far more turbines than any other state and now has nearly three times as much windContinue reading “Column: Texas Clean Energy Hampered by Location”