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Wind turbines and solar panelsNew Whitepaper from E3 and Mainspring Energy Demonstrates the Need for Firm Generation in California Microgrids

March 9, 2021

Interest and investment in microgrids across the U.S. have grown tremendously in recent years with microgrids increasingly considered to provide …

Wind turbines at sunsetE3 Assists PNM in Creation of 2020 IRP

March 3, 2021

E3 assisted the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) in the creation of their 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). …

E3 In the News: Inside One Firm’s 100% Clean Electricity Crystal Ball

January 19, 2021

In addition to writing some news of its own, E3 was recently profiled in E&E News for its recent grid …

E3 Op-Ed: New and Better Planning Models Will Help Unlock a Reliable Zero-Carbon Grid

January 6, 2021

In a recent opinion article published at Utility Dive, two E3 experts explain that advances in grid planning models will …

New Study from E3 and EFI Evaluates Electric Reliability and Innovation Opportunities under Deep Decarbonization Pathways in New England

November 19, 2020

The six New England states have adopted decarbonization goals to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury. To meet these …

E3 Report Identifies Policy Options to Achieve Least Cost Carbon Reduction in PJM Region

October 28, 2020

As policymakers and utilities set increasingly ambitious targets for clean energy procurement, they have begun to reshape the grid with …

E3 Develops Performance Incentive Mechanisms for Decarbonization in Minnesota

March 27, 2020

Xcel Energy’s announcement, late last year, of a 100% carbon-free goal by midcentury and an accompanying 80% GHG reduction goal …

E3 Examines Role of Nuclear Power in a Deeply Decarbonized Pacific Northwest

March 9, 2020

Following 2019 Washington state legislation calling for emissions-free electricity by 2045, E3 recently investigated the role of zero-emitting firm resources …

Minnesota Storage Economics: Solar + Storage Now, Stand-Alone in 2025

January 17, 2020

In response to state legislation passed last year, E3 recently completed a Minnesota energy storage cost-benefit analysis following a competitive …

Viewpoint: A Smart Transition to 100% Clean Energy

December 19, 2019

In a recent opinion piece for UtilityDive, E3’s Arne Olson and Dan Mullen argue that a smart transition to 100% clean energy …

E3 Projects Substantial Capacity Shortfall in the Pacific Northwest

December 2, 2019

A new E3 study finds that the Pacific Northwest faces a near-term capacity shortage of up to 7,000 megawatts (MW) …

Steering Renewables Development to California’s Least-Sensitive Lands

August 9, 2019

Achieving California’s ambitious clean energy goals will require a massive build-out of solar and wind power. E3 has estimated that …

E3 Testimony Supports Georgia’s Largest-Ever Solar Procurement

July 25, 2019

Georgia Power, the Southern Company subsidiary that is the state’s largest electricity provider, will procure more than 2 GW of …

In Minnesota, Xcel Lays Out Clean Energy Vision with E3 Support

July 3, 2019

On July 1, Xcel Energy filed its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for its Upper Midwest system with the Minnesota …

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