More Interregional Transmission Could Have Saved Nearly $1 Billion, Preserved Power for 200,000 Homes During Texas Freeze

July 22, 2021 More Interregional Transmission Could Have Saved Nearly $1 Billion, Preserved Power for 200,000 Homes During Texas Freeze First-of-its-Kind Analysis Quantifies the Value of Added Transmission During Recent Severe Weather Events in Texas, the Northeast and the Midwest   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each additional gigawatt (GW) of transmission capacity connecting the Texas power…

ACORE Statement on FERC Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking

July 15, 2021 ACORE Statement on FERC Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued a significant Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on regional transmission planning, cost allocation and generator interconnection. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone,…

ACORE Urges Texas Leaders to Focus on Policies that Ensure Grid Reliability, Not Unfairly Hinder Renewables

July 8, 2021 ACORE Urges Texas Leaders to Focus on Policies that Ensure Grid Reliability, Not Unfairly Hinder Renewables Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):   “As Texas lawmakers convene in Austin today for a special legislative session, it is imperative that state leaders support policies…

New IRS Guidance Extends Safe Harbor Provisions for Renewable Energy Projects

June 29, 2021 New IRS Guidance Extends Safe Harbor Provisions for Renewable Energy Projects WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance today that extends safe harbor provisions for renewable energy projects in order to address impacts from the COVID pandemic. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President…

New Report Finds Wholesale Power Markets Key to Accelerating Renewable Energy in the Southeast

June 29, 2021 New Report Finds Wholesale Power Markets Key to Accelerating Renewable Energy in the Southeast Report represents the consensus view of the U.S. renewable energy industry WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) analyzing power market design features finds that real-time, wholesale energy markets,…

ACORE Announces New Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs

June 23, 2021 ACORE Announces New Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that Constance Thompson has joined the organization as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs. In this new role, Thompson will work to collaboratively advance and expand ACORE’s…

ACORE Statement on the Efficient Grid Interconnection Act of 2021

June 22, 2021 ACORE Statement on the Efficient Grid Interconnection Act of 2021 Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The Efficient Grid Interconnection Act of 2021 would remove a longstanding roadblock to America’s clean energy future. Today’s grid interconnection policies are largely analogous to requiring the…