American Council on Renewable Energy Marks One Year Anniversary of Winter Storm Uri

February 15, 2022 American Council on Renewable Energy Marks One Year Anniversary of Winter Storm Uri  WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year after Winter Storm Uri caused widespread blackouts across Texas, leaving millions without power, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) President and CEO Gregory Wetstone issued the following statement: “One year ago, Texans were failed…

Over Two Dozen Organizations Call on FERC to Support Large-Scale Transmission

October 12, 2021   Over Two Dozen Organizations Call on FERC to Support Large-Scale Transmission WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) on regional transmission planning, cost allocation and generator interconnection issued in July by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), over two dozen organizations sent a letter to…

Wind, Solar Projects Charged for Transmission Upgrades That Benefit Shared Grid

September 9, 2021 Wind, Solar Projects Charged for Transmission Upgrades That Benefit Shared Grid New Analysis Released as FERC Prepares to Evaluate Interconnection Cost Allocation Rules WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the entire power system typically benefits from significant transmission upgrades, new wind and solar projects are being asked to foot nearly the entire bill when…

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…

New Report Identifies 22 Shovel Ready Regional and Interregional Transmission Projects

April 27, 2021 New Report Identifies 22 Shovel Ready Regional and Interregional Transmission Projects Lines Would Unlock Renewable Energy Capacity, Create 1.2 Million Jobs, Spur Economic Development, and Increase Grid Resilience WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today identifies 22 shovel ready, high-voltage transmission projects across the country that, if constructed, would create approximately…

ACORE Statement on CLEAN Future Act

March 2, 2021 ACORE Statement on CLEAN Future Act Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “The CLEAN Future Act reflects the kind of comprehensive legislative approach we will need to start tackling the climate crisis. The inclusion of a federal high-penetration clean energy standard represents one…

ACORE Statement on Heartland Power Outages

February 16, 2021 ACORE Statement on Heartland Power Outages Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): “As electricity generators work feverishly to restore power to millions of Americans, the serious problems on the grid today in Texas and much of the nation’s heartland reinforce the importance of…

New Report Highlights Problems with Transmission Planning, Proposes Solutions

January 21, 2021 New Report Highlights Problems with Transmission Planning, Proposes Solutions WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today highlights why the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) needs to reform the nation’s electric transmission planning process and offers a blueprint for a new rule that would properly support a reliable, affordable, and clean power system. The…

New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation

January 12, 2021 New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation New Interregional Planning Needed to Fix Current Queue Backlogs WASHINGTON, D.C. — A report released today shows that the current system for interconnecting generators to the transmission grid is unworkable and inefficient, creating…