ACORE promotes expansion of the renewable energy marketplace through our programs, publications, events and communications. Outlined below are the four cross-cutting areas through which we engage our membership to enhance industry opportunities and reduce market barriers.
ACORE works to promote policies, market reforms and financial structures that facilitate integration of renewable energy at high-penetration levels, and incentivize the use of energy storage and other enabling technologies. Key target audiences for our work include the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wholesale markets (ISOs and RTOs), bilateral markets, federal and state government agencies, utilities and conventional power groups.
The growing purchase of renewable energy by corporate and industrial (C&I) end users is fundamentally remaking the model for electric power sales in the U.S. To accelerate this trend, ACORE taps our extensive network of leading renewable financiers, developers, power generators and corporate consumers.
Over the past decade, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has increasingly relied on renewable energy to improve national energy security, enhance readiness, and ensure reliable and resilient power for critical domestic functions and forward operations.
ACORE has been a trusted partner for DoD in working to help smooth the transaction space for renewable energy procurement and increase sales of renewable energy and energy storage in support of the military’s mission.
Continuing growth in U.S. renewable energy investment is important to maintaining our leadership role in a booming global industry that was pioneered by American scientists and engineers. Globally, renewable power attracted $334 billion in private investment in 2017 alone, and over $2.9 trillion since 2004. ACORE’s long track record of international work has focused on encouraging information exchange, providing documentation and analysis of policy and financial mechanisms that can help grow countries’ renewable energy sectors, and promotion of a global business environment conducive to renewable energy growth.
Through our vast network of financiers, developers, policymakers, advocacy groups, end users, and international organizations, we focus on facilitating collaborations in the private and public sectors to increase renewable energy partnerships between the U.S. and other countries and regions.