Author:  Advanced Energy United Staff   Published: 4/7/2023    Advanced Energy United Weekly

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In the News

Pass Permitting Reform & Recycling Policy to Build America’s Advanced Energy realclear energy logoIn an op-ed this week in RealClearEnergy, United’s Managing Director Harry Godfrey writes about the nation’s shift from an economy dependent on fossil fuel commodities to one based on advanced energy technologies that can strengthen our energy independence and reduce costs. To get there, writes Harry, a secure mineral supply chain must be established. Harry calls on Congress to “pair permitting reform with smart, long-term support for domestic reuse and recycling of advanced energy technologies,” and shares United’s new policy memo about critical minerals. Continue reading the article on RealClear Energy here.> 

IRS guidance clarifies ‘Energy Community’ definition for IRA tax credit eligibility

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The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance explaining which projects can qualify for the energy community bonus credit included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Energy communities under the IRA include brownfield sites, coal communities and areas with a specific mix of employment and local tax revenue related to fossil fuels. Managing Director Harry Godfrey said United found it “particularly encouraging” for offshore wind projects to have access to the tax bonus through interconnection facilities. “We are hopeful this will both spur more OSW development and ensure the benefits of that build-out, and the associated transmission, flow to communities in transition,” Godfrey added. Continue reading the article on Utility Dive here.>

Member News

Ford Confirms Its Electric Vehicle Lineup is Eligible for Inflation Reduction Act Consumer Incentives

Ford Motor Company announced that all three of its electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be eligible for the Inflation Reduction Act federal tax credits in 2023, with the eligibility amount being determined by the Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford E-Transit, Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, and Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring. For deliveries of a Ford EV before April 18, business clients are eligible for up to $7,500. Additionally, 18,000 new direct EV-related jobs have been announced by Ford and its battery technology partners in the US, supporting more than 100,000 indirect jobs. Continue reading the press release here.>

Pattern Energy Announces $20.5 Billion in Anticipated Economic Impact from SunZia Transmission and Wind Projects

Pattern Energy announced its SunZia Transmission and Wind projects are expected to generate $20.5 billion dollars in total economic benefit. Pattern’s two projects make up the largest renewable energy infrastructure in U.S. history. The SunZia projects will open up access to more than 3,500 MW of New Mexico wind energy, bringing affordable, safe, and clean electricity to Western states. Continue reading the press release here.>

Apple and global suppliers expand renewable energy to 13.7 gigawatts

This week Apple announced that its manufacturing partners now support over 13 gigawatts of renewable energy around the world, up nearly 30 percent since last year. Apples estimates it has cut 17.4 million metric tons of carbon emissions since 2016. Many of Apple’s U.S.-based manufacturers are taking part in its Supplier Clean Energy Program, which empowers companies to improve the supply chain either directly through clean energy use or through power purchase aggements for solar and wind projects across the country. Continue reading the article here.>

Industry Events

IEEE PES Grid Edge Technologies Conference & Exposition, April 10-13 

The new IEEE PES Grid Edge Technologies Conference and Exposition will serve as a critical collaborative forum, bringing together a variety of organizations, including utilities, municipalities, big tech, policymakers, startups, and more, dedicated to delivering enhanced productivity, efficiency, and interoperability to the gridRegister for the event here.>

11th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Conference, April 26 

The 11th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Conference offers attendees the chance to network, discover new developments in advanced energy, and gain an overview of current political trends. The conference will feature networking opportunities, presentations from energy experts, and several break-out panels with dozens of expert panelists. Leaders in Michigan’s advanced energy sector will come together at the annual Michigan Energy Innovators Conference to discuss the work they’ve done so far and the crucial work that will be done in the future. Register for the event here.>

AABE National Conference, May 2

Over 650 energy professionals have access to an influential forum at the AABE National Conference. This event seeks to provide a forum for energy professionals to develop partnerships, offer networking opportunities, and establish connections. The conference is known for its innovative programming, engaging speakers, and diverse lineup of presenters and panelists. Register for the event here.>

Large Scale Solar USA, May 3-4

The Large Scale Solar USA Summit will convene industry leaders for an all-encompassing range of sessions including future outlook, growth and scale management, financing, extreme weather and risk, storage, the implications of the IRA and more. Delivering key insights, developing partnerships, and opening dialogues around solar are all focuses of the event. Don’t miss the array of expert speakers, panelists and presenters at the event! Register for the event here.>