Repowering the Western Economy
Repowering the Western Economy is a convening that facilitates a dialogue between western states and stakeholders. This is a continuation of the 13-state Western dialogue CNEE convened on clean energy issues in response to the Clean Power Plan. The changes underway in the electricity sector will not end just because the CPP is being withdrawn by EPA. In fact, with no federal mandate, and with utilities and commissions now in the driver’s seat, this initiative is more important than ever as they plan and make 20 to 30-year investment decisions in the face of tremendous uncertainty.
The West needs a new approach to these issues, one that is responsive both to the changes at the federal level and to the unique issues and opportunities associated with the transition to an expanded, low-carbon Western grid that is already underway.
Please review “Repowering the Western Economy – A 2040 Roadmap” (published March 31, 2017 by Center for the New Energy Economy) for more information.
Repowering Meeting: December 2018
This meeting was held in December of 2018, in Denver, Colorado.
- California’s 100% Clean Energy Standard by Michael Murza, California Energy Commission
- Transitioning to a Sustainable Transportation Sector by Matt Coldwell, California Energy Commission
- Update on Western Electricity Markets by Peter Colussy, California ISO
- Energy Policy Ballot Measures, Renewable Portfolio Standards, and a Sustainable Energy Future by Chad Guzman, Arizona Public Service
- Montana Renewable Development Action Plan: Recommendations and Findings by Brian DeKiep, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
- State Energy Policy: RPS and Energy Choice by Angela Dykema, Governor’s Office of Energy
- Climate Change in Oregon: Next Steps by Kristen Sheeran, Governor Kate Brown’s Carbon Policy Office
- Impact of Key Washington Climate Change Policies by Bill Drumheller, WA Department of Ecology
Resources can be found as hyperlinks in the December 2018 Agenda.
Repowering Meeting: June 2017
This meeting was held in June of 2017, in Denver, Colorado.
- “Taking Stock 2017: Adjusting Expectations for US GHG Emissions” Published May 24, 2017 by Rhodium Group
- “Emerging Green Tariffs in U.S. Regulated Electricity Markets” Published May 2017 by World Resources Institute
- “Repowering the Western Economy – A 2040 Roadmap”Published March 31, 2017 by Center for the New Energy Economy
- “Electric Vehicle Cost-Benefit Analyses” Published March 14, 2017 by MJ Bradley and Associates
- “Electrification Emerging Opportunities for Utility Growth”Published January, 2017 by The Brattle Group
- “Part 4: Private Procurement, Public Benefit: Integrating Corporate Renewable Energy Purchases with Utility Resource Planning” Published December 2016 by Center for the New Energy Economy
- “Part 3: Driving Renewable Energy Markets: The Conventional Approach” Published August 2016 by Center for the New Energy Economy
Repowering Meeting: November 2017
This meeting was held in November 2017, in Tempe, Arizona.
- CNEE: Repowering the Western Economy Overview
- CNEE: Electrification of Transportation
- CNEE: Working with Western Cities on RE and GHG Goals
- Brian Turner, Resource Planners Forum: Goals, process, and potential topics
- Climate Policy and Analysis Team, PG&E: Utility Role in Clean Transportation
- Energy and Environmental Economics (E3): Pacific Northwest Low Carbon Scenario Analysis
- Resource Planner Forum – “Goals, process and potential topics” Discussion Paper
- MJ Bradley & Associates – Utility Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Key Regulatory Considerations
- The Rocky Mountain Institute – From Gas to Grid: Building Charging Infrastructure to Power Electric Vehicle Demand
- California ISO – “Electricity 2030: Trends and Tasks for the Coming Years” Discussion Paper