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July 13, 2024

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Paper Examines How to Properly Value DER Grid Contributions
The use of distributed energy resources can reduce grid costs, delay system upgrades, authors contend.
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AEU: Electrifying MHD Vehicles Could Lower Grid Costs
Serving new demand from medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification will require grid upgrades but could lower utility rates, Advanced Energy United said.
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DOE’s Final Transformer Efficiency Rules Seek to Ensure Stable Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Energy finalized energy efficiency standards for distribution transformers to increase grid efficiency and save $824 million annually. 
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NECA Renewables Conference Highlights Transmission Challenges
Transmission limits remain a major barrier to scaling up wind and solar energy to meet state decarbonization goals, speakers at the NECA’s Renewable Energy Conference said.
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Overheard at GridWise Alliance’s gridCONNEXT 2023
Panelists at the GridWise Alliance's gridCONNEXT conference discussed how to reliably and affordably enable the energy transition with smart meters, distributed energy resources and other investments at the grid's edge.
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Proactive Hosting Capacity Planning is Essential for Evolving Grid
Utilities and customers both benefit when proactive hosting capacity planning is used to get ahead of the rising demand for distributed energy resources, panelists at the RE+ conference in Las Vegas said.
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ACEEE Paper Says Rate Design Can Avoid Higher Bills from Electrification
ACEEE released a report highlighting strategies for avoiding higher overall energy bills from electrification, which is a concern for states with high average power prices.
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NY Creates Coordinated Grid Planning Process
The New York Public Service Commission approved the state’s first-ever Coordinated Grid Planning Process.
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California EV Grid Fixes Could Cost $35B Less than Estimated
Upgrading California’s grid to serve millions of electric vehicles could cost far less than the $50 billion that a recent study indicated, Cal Advocates say.
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Report: Storage Projects Stymied at Distribution System Interconnection
Applied Economics Clinic and the Clean Energy Group have found that distribution system bottlenecks are slowing the interconnection of distributed resources.

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