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CPUC Approves 2021 Avoided Costs for Valuing Distributed Energy Resources

June 28, 2021

On June 24th the CPUC approved the 2021 update to the Distributed Energy Resources Avoided Cost Calculator (ACC) in a 5-0 vote. …

New E3 Report Estimates Distribution Upgrade Costs Necessary for Rapid Car and Truck Electrification

June 25, 2021

By 2035, electric vehicles (EVs) can encompass all new light-duty and medium-duty vehicle sales as well as all heavy-duty truck …

Scalable Markets for the Energy Transition: A New E3 Report

May 25, 2021

As the U.S. ramps up efforts to confront climate change by steeply reducing carbon emissions, low- or zero-carbon forms of …

CA and US flagE3 Contributes to New Study Showing Clean Firm Power is Key to Decarbonized California

May 14, 2021

In a recent paper published in Issues in Science and Technology, three groups of energy system modelers sought to answer …

E3 Forecasts New Mexico Emissions and Contributes to 2020 New Mexico Climate Strategy

April 14, 2021

In a new report, E3 inventoried 2018 emissions in New Mexico and estimated the impact that current state climate policies …

Street draped with Colorado state flagsColorado GHG Reduction Roadmap, Guided By E3’s Emissions Scenario Modeling, Charts Path Toward Emissions Reduction Goals

April 1, 2021

To identify strategies to meet its 2025, 2030, and 2050 emissions reductions targets, the State of Colorado recently released its …

Diversity, Equity, & InclusionE3 Adds Name Recordings to Employee Profiles

March 25, 2021

Have you ever been unsure about how to pronounce someone’s name correctly when meeting them for the first time?  Have you …

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). …

Diversity, Equity, & InclusionE3’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

March 1, 2021

We recognize the history of racial injustice and systemic discrimination that continues to plague our society.  We feel a sense …

Customer Sited Solar PanelsAlternative Ratemaking Mechanisms for DERs in California – E3 Whitepaper Proposes Framework for a Net Energy Metering (NEM) Successor Tariff

February 12, 2021

Utility customers in California are eligible for a state program, called Net Energy Metering (NEM), that applies to customers who …

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 …