APA Member Apex Clean Energy Partners With Plug Power on Largest Green Hydrogen Power Purchase Agreement in the United States

345 MW Renewable Project to Supply First Wind-Powered Hydrogen Plant in the United States Apex Clean Energy, one of the nation’s largest independent clean energy companies, and Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, today announced a 345 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) andContinue reading “APA Member Apex Clean Energy Partners With Plug Power on Largest Green Hydrogen Power Purchase Agreement in the United States”

APA Calls on Louisiana Tax Commission to Convene a Working Group on Solar Facility Taxation

Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark today sent a letter to the Louisiana Tax Commission asking that they convene a working group to make recommendations on appropriate methodologies for the taxation of solar power generation facilities in the state. The text of the letter: On behalf of the members of the Advanced Power Alliance (APA),Continue reading “APA Calls on Louisiana Tax Commission to Convene a Working Group on Solar Facility Taxation”

REPORT | NEVER AGAIN: HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER MAJOR TEXAS ELECTRICITY FAILURE

Authors: Pat Wood III (PUCT Chairman 1995-2001, FERC Chairman 2001-2005) Robert W. Gee (PUCT Chairman/Commissioner, 1991-1997) Judy Walsh (PUCT Commissioner 1995-2001) Brett Perlman (PUCT Commissioner 1999-2003) Becky Klein (PUCT Commissioner/Chairman 2001-2004) Alison Silverstein (PUCT advisor 1995-2001, FERC advisor 2001-2004) The historic weather system that hit the South Central United States in February 2021 led toContinue reading “REPORT | NEVER AGAIN: HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER MAJOR TEXAS ELECTRICITY FAILURE”

Power Generators, Consumers, Investors, Utilities, and Manufacturers Call on Texas Legislature to Reject ERCOT Ancillary Services Market Changes

In response to unprecedented attacks on renewable energy, a coalition of power consumers, project developers, utilities, investors, and manufacturers called on the Texas Legislature to reject changes to Texas energy markets that will unfairly harm renewable power generation in the state. Originally proposed by the Senate in Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1278. TheContinue reading “Power Generators, Consumers, Investors, Utilities, and Manufacturers Call on Texas Legislature to Reject ERCOT Ancillary Services Market Changes”

Advanced Power Alliance and Renewable Energy Buyer Alliance Urge Texas Lawmakers: Avoid Discriminatory Changes in ERCOT Market

In a letter to Texas state leaders, the Advanced Power Alliance (APA) and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) have urged them to reject discriminatory changes to the state’s electricity markets. Changes proposed within Senate Bill 3 will alter the market structure for ancillary services within the Electric Reliability Council Texas, the state’s power gridContinue reading “Advanced Power Alliance and Renewable Energy Buyer Alliance Urge Texas Lawmakers: Avoid Discriminatory Changes in ERCOT Market”

Expand Renewable and Natural Gas Infrastructure to Advance Clean Energy Leadership

This opinion piece ran in The Hill on April 22, 2021. By Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America based in Washington D.C., and Jeff Clark, president of the Advanced Power Alliance based in Austin, Texas. In recent years, the United States has taken a leadership role in clean energy, thanks to theContinue reading “Expand Renewable and Natural Gas Infrastructure to Advance Clean Energy Leadership”

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”

Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze

Statement from Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance: The extraordinary storm we’ve endured this week is the winter storm of the century, and the widespread power outages it triggered are a tragedy that has touched us all. Every type of power generator has been affected — and every segment is working diligently toContinue reading “Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze”

Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma

Completion of 148-megawatt project expands RWE U.S. onshore wind capacity  Offtake secured with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for 120 megawatts  First RWE project in state and Southwest Power Pool is 26th U.S. wind farm for company  The RWE Renewables portfolio in North America continues to expand as Boiling Springs, a 148-megawatt (MW) project, locatedContinue reading “Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma”

APA Releases Transmission Study: Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid

The Advanced Power Alliance today released a new study titled, “Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid“, researched and published by the research team at IdeaSmiths, LLC. This analysis built and utilized a generation capacity expansion model of the ERCOT power grid to assess how the transmission system would need to evolve to deliver theContinue reading “APA Releases Transmission Study: Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid”