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Advocacy Updates

Updates on CEBA’s government relations and advocacy work on behalf of the renewable energy sector.

  • CEBA Applauds Historic FERC Grid Planning Reforms

    May 13, 2024

    New Rules Will Enable Reliable, Affordable Energy and Economic Growth The Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) today welcomed final regulations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on regional transmission planning and cost allocation and interstate electric transmission permitting.  “U.S. innovation and economic growth increase demand for electricity in every state, and that means we […]

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  • CEBA Agreement with Georgia Power Opens Path To Customer-Driven Clean Energy

    April 16, 2024

    The Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) today noted a letter agreement tied to the Georgia Public Service Commission’s approval of a settlement in Georgia Power’s 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Update calls for the utility to develop a new customer clean energy program that would allow large customers to bring clean energy projects to Georgia […]

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  • CEBA Praises West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative Proposal as Important First Step

    April 10, 2024

    Independently Governed Electricity Market Entity Would Bring Benefits Across the West The Clean Energy Buyers Association today welcomed a straw proposal released by the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative that outlines needed steps to develop a new, independently governed entity to oversee an expanded West-wide organized wholesale electricity market and related functions. “A new, independently governed […]

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  • CEBA Welcomes Southwest Power Pool’s Day-Ahead Energy Market Proposal

    April 1, 2024

    Expanded Markets Will Help Meet Growing Electricity Demand and Bring Cost Savings The Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) today applauded the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Board of Directors’ vote to request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of a tariff to enable SPP to begin offering its Markets+ Western day-ahead electricity market and related services. […]

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  • CEBA Welcomes U.S. Department of Energy Announcement of New Green Aluminum Smelter

    March 25, 2024

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) today announced that Century Aluminum’s proposal for a new primary aluminum smelter in the Mississippi River Basin, with a preference for Kentucky, has been selected among 33 total projects for its Industrial Demonstrations Program. Century’s new primary aluminum smelter will rely on carbon-free […]

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  • Advocates Advance Federal Transmission Planning Cost Management Proposal

    March 6, 2024

    LPPC, ACEG, CEBA, and NASUCA Lead Collective Effort to Balance Consumer Interests with Improved Transmission Planning A group of diverse advocates representing public power utilities, clean energy, consumer interests, and transmission developers have joined together to advance a proposal that encourages the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to integrate cost management protocols in its final […]

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  • CEBA Outlines Customer Data Needs for Greenhouse Gas Reporting in the U.S. West

    February 29, 2024

    By Leigh Yeatts As expanded wholesale electricity markets develop across the western United States, the creation of a centralized West-wide greenhouse gas reporting framework has become essential, along with robust data metrics to support it. The West now has an important opportunity for new markets to provide cohesive, granular, and actionable data that customers need […]

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  • CEBA Outlines Energy Customer Priorities for Meeting Resource Adequacy Needs

    January 11, 2024

    By Kate Harrison Careful electricity resource planning plays a key role in enabling energy customers to achieve the Clean Energy Buyers Association’s (CEBA’s) aspiration to achieve a 90% carbon-free U.S. electricity system by 2030. Reliable grids need resource adequacy, and planners must ensure projected resource mixes can reliably meet future capacity and energy demands under […]

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  • CEBA Welcomes Federal Approval of Western Day-Ahead Energy Market Tariff

    December 21, 2023

    Expanded Market Will Improve Reliability and Bring Cost Savings for Customers The Clean Energy Buyers Association today praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) acceptance of tariff changes that will enable commencement of the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) day-ahead energy market for Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) participants. “Well-designed day-ahead market services will improve […]

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