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Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

Energy Storage Victory in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final order to approve Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal. Following more than two years of negotiation, SEIA succeeded in reducing the wires charge for standalone energy storage from SCE’s original proposal, opening the door for significant storage growth in the territory.

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

FERC Misses the Mark on the Southeast Energy Exchange Market

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) inaction on the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal, causing it to go into effect by order of law:

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

SEIA Outlines Critical Reforms to Transmission System in FERC ANOPR Comments

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted comments this week in response to a July Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on transmission reforms and new interconnection rules. The ANOPR presents an opportunity to address several transmission, interconnection and cost allocation issues, clearing the way for more equitable market access for solar and energy storage.

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021

Solar Industry Launches Certification Program to Empower Companies to Improve Diversity

SEIA releases a first-of-its-kind online program to help energy companies take a series of actionable steps on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ).

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on Department of Commerce Response on AD/CVD Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO at the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

FERC Revises MOPR, Maintains Market Access and Fairness for Independent Power Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the PJM Interconnection’s Focused Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) will go into effect by operation of law. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association on the development. 

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

Solar Industry Doubles Down on Solar+ Decade Goal, Targets 30% Solar by 2030

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is increasing its goal for Solar+ Decade, aiming for solar to account for 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. The organization’s previous goal was 20% by 2030, and this revision aligns with the Biden administration’s clean energy targets while accounting for the growing urgency to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions in the electricity sector.

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

FERC Study: Solar Remained a Reliable Electricity Source During Texas Blackouts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) report on the February 2021 blackouts in Texas. 

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

Secretary Granholm Asks U.S. Mayors to Speed Solar Deployment with Online Permitting Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm wrote an open letter to all U.S. mayors asking them to adopt SolarAPP+, a transformative online solar permitting tool that helps to speed rooftop solar deployment. This effort comes as Secretary Granholm caps off the Summer of Solar, her push to educate Americans on the benefits of solar energy. Secretary Granholm set a goal to get 125 communities to sign up to learn more about SolarAPP+ by September 30.

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Solar Industry Letter to Sec. Raimondo: Anonymous Tariff Proposal Could Devastate U.S. Clean Energy and Climate Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Steep duties proposed by an anonymous group of petitioners would devastate thousands of U.S. solar companies and cause the industry to miss out on 18 gigawatts (GW) of solar deployment by 2023, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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