Trending Topics – Beneficial Electrification: How To Make It Work

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EI’s Mike O’Boyle says widespread beneficial electrification requires anticipating and removing technical and institutional barriers to take full advantage of technological trends.

Trending Topics – Proactive Support For Coal And Nuclear Plant Communities 

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APP Director Sonia Aggwarwal outlines how billions in coal and nuclear bailout funds would be better spent by proactively supporting communities affected by uneconomic plant closures.

Trending Topics – Saving Time, Money, And The Environment With Smart Power Line Planning

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APP contributor Alex Daue outlines how a smart planning process means regional power line projects to support clean energy generation can be built without sacrificing environmental protection.

Trending Topics – ERCOT’s Summer Peak Demand Forecast: New Investment, Generator Profits, No Blackouts

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EI’s Eric Gimon explores low planning reserve margins forecast for ERCOT’s summer peak demand, highlights how people should be interpreting them, what the PRM really means, how to tell if ERCOT is at an acceptable level of capacity risk, and why Texas regulators should stay the course.

Trending Topics – The Power Market Fix We’ve Been Waiting For

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APP contributor Mark Ahlstrom discusses how FERC’s recent Order 841 creates an opportunity for federal regulators to create a universal data model in power markets for all grid resources.

Trending Topics – How To Build A Foundation for New Utility Business Models

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EI’s Mike O’Boyle says regulatory reforms are becoming increasingly important to utility business models, but regulatory processes can constrain the ability of policymakers to design policies well.

Trending Topics – It’s Time To Refine How We Talk About Wholesale Markets

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EI’s Robbie Orvis and Mike O’Boyle outline how wholesale market design and underlying terminology favors conventional fuel-based generation—often at the expense of cheaper, cleaner technologies.

Trending Topics – A Year-End Update On Electricity Policy From The Field

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It is now cheaper to build new wind and solar than new coal or often natural gas. In growing swaths of the country, it’s often cheaper to build new wind (and sometimes solar) than continuing to run existing coal plants. The implications are profound.

Trending Topics – What “Resilience” Means In A Clean Energy Future

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DOE wants to shore up coal and nuclear power plants in the name of resilience. EI’s Mike O’Boyle discusses what resilience means for a clean energy future.

Trending Topics – Flexibility, Not Resilience, Is Key to Wholesale Electricity Market Reform

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EI’s Eric Gimon argues grid flexibility technology, not resilience, is the key to resolving wholesale electricity market concerns in the U.S.