ACORE Wins DOE’s Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

May 24, 2022 ACORE Wins DOE’s Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as a winner of the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize, a “first-of-its-kind competition designed to support entrepreneurship and innovation in communities historically underserved in federal climate and energy technology funding.”…

ACORE Applauds President Biden’s Renomination of FERC Chair Richard Glick

May 20, 2022 ACORE Applauds President Biden’s Renomination of FERC Chair Richard Glick Statement from Gregory Wetstone, ACORE President & CEO:  “Richard Glick has been exceptionally effective as Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and we are thrilled to see him renominated. He has an in-depth understanding of the regulatory barriers facing the transition…

ISO-NE Delays MOPR Elimination Hindering Cost-Effective Clean Energy

February 7, 2022 ISO-NE Delays MOPR Elimination Hindering Cost-Effective Clean Energy  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Thursday, the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) Participant’s Committee voted in support of the ISO-New England (ISO-NE)’s recommendation to delay the removal of the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) by another two years, until 2025. This action represents a reversal…

New Report Proposes Improvements to Ensure Reliable Electricity

November 23, 2021 New Report Proposes Improvements to Ensure Reliable Electricity Report represents the consensus view of the U.S. renewable energy industry WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today integrates legal, technical, economic and institutional considerations into a set of recommended reforms that will help enable low-cost, reliable power service across the various U.S.…

Institutional Investors Urge Caution as Texas Considers Long-Term Electric Market Design Proposals

November 23, 2021 Institutional Investors Urge Caution as Texas Considers Long-Term Electric Market Design Proposals WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to the Commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF) called for a more thorough analysis of the market design options now under consideration…

ACORE Congratulates Willie Phillips on Senate Confirmation to FERC

November 16, 2021 ACORE Congratulates Willie Phillips on Senate Confirmation to FERC Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy: “ACORE congratulates Willie Phillips on his unanimous confirmation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Mr. Phillips is highly qualified, with a deep legal understanding of the issues at…

ACORE Commends Committee Vote on FERC Nominee Willie Phillips, Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation

November 2, 2021 ACORE Commends Committee Vote on FERC Nominee Willie Phillips, Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted this morning to advance Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominee Willie Phillips. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American…

ACORE Welcomes Rollback of Anti-Renewable MOPR in PJM Interconnection

September 29, 2021 ACORE Welcomes Rollback of Anti-Renewable MOPR in PJM Interconnection WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued a notice confirming that the proposal from wholesale power market operator PJM Interconnection to eliminate the broad, renewable energy-suppressing Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market will take effect. Following is a…