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DOE announces Technical Support to State PUC's

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Very happy to see 3 New England States in the recipients list for this very valuable technical assistance from the DOE National Labs.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 21 public utility commissions that will receive technical assistance from the National Laboratories to help state regulators make decisions and develop innovative solutions to improve grid reliability and resiliency, enable the adoption of new technologies, promote energy and environmental justice, and develop strategies to decarbonize their electric grids.

“Public utility commissions are at the front lines of our energy transition,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “Rapid technological advancements and clean energy goals present changes to the status quo—but also great opportunities for consumers. These efforts can help to make the grid more reliable, face climate change, and increase equity.”

This initiative offers state regulators the opportunity to leverage the expertise and world-class modeling capabilities of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These projects include 1-2 years of technical assistance focusing on critical emerging and existing topics, including equity and justice, distributed energy adoption and integration, grid planning, and energy resilience.

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Matt Chester on Dec 21, 2021

This seems like a common sense measure-- but sometimes for sure it takes a while for common sense to take hold! How much of a change is this really from the previous status quo? 

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