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Thursday, Aug 04, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Backs Banking Reforms that Bolster Equitable Clean Energy Deployment

Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is urging banking regulators to expand the use of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to include financing support for solar and storage projects of all sizes.

Thursday, Aug 04, 2022

SEIA Comments on the Community Reinvestment Act

In comments submitted on August 4, 2022, the Solar Energy Industries Association urges banking regulators to expand use of the CRA to include financing support for solar and storage projects of all sizes. 

Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

FERC Proceeding Offers Opportunity for Critical Transmission System Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to reform the electric regional transmission planning and cost allocation process governing America’s outdated transmission system. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

White House Takes a Step in the Right Direction with Final NEPA Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a final rule today which strengthens environmental reviews of infrastructure, including solar and transmission projects on federal lands, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The rule largely returns CEQ’s regulations to the pre-2020 status quo, and will aid in the development of renewable energy projects by again requiring agencies to consider indirect and cumulative effects of federal decision-making, including climate impacts.

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

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.

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage. Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

FERC Proposes Overhaul of Transmission and Interconnection Rules

Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) on reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects.

Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on Transmission Partnership Between FERC and NARUC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the new transmission partnership between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC):

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

SEIA Amps Up Storage Advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing a new venture to prioritize energy storage across policy advocacy, membership, research and events. The venture, called the Storage Advocacy Network, will be a formal branch of SEIA and serve as a national and state advocacy voice for energy storage.

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