Highlights & Events

News and upcoming event announcements from the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition.

December 27th, 2016 – The Following statement is attributed to Bruce Burcat, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition, in response to Governor Kasich’s veto of House Bill 554:

The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition applauds Governor Kasich’s veto of HB 554. We believe his actions today send a clear signal that Ohio is ready to embrace an all-of-the-above approach to energy policy and get clean energy back on track.

It has been proven that renewable energy is good for consumers, businesses, the environment, and the economy. As competing states increasingly embrace alternative forms of energy through smart and effective state policy, Governor Kasich’s veto of HB 554 is an important step for Ohio to remain competitive.

Over the last several years, the Governor made a strong push for meaningful energy policy. HB 554 missed the mark and simply kicked the can down the road for another two years—perpetuating market uncertainty for businesses and consumers. It also failed to include a change to Ohio’s onerous wind setback requirements. Governor Kasich’s veto of HB 554 shows that he understands what it takes to make Ohio an attractive place for companies to invest. We praise Governor Kasich for this thoughtful decision.

The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition stands ready to work with Governor Kasich to maintain a stable clean energy market in Ohio that will create jobs, lead to billions of dollars in new investment and ensure reliable, low cost electricity for Ohioans.

On September 11th and 12th, MAREC’s Executive Director, Bruce Burcat, will be speaking at the Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Bruce will be presenting policies that encourage wind growth in the Southeast. More information about the Southeastern Coastal wind Conference can be found here: http://www.secoastalwind.org/conference/agenda

MAREC intervenes in North Carolina IRP proceeding. On September 9, 2013 – MAREC filed a brief and partial proposed order in the 2012 North Carolina IRP review. MARECs comments focused on the Progress (PEC) and Duke Energy (DEC) service territories and encouraged the use of additional wind generation in the Duke and Progresses’ plans for future development. More information about this case can be found in the Members Only section of the website.

On February 7, 2013, MAREC filed comments in North Carolina’s biennial IRP and REPS compliance review proceeding (Docket E 100 Sub 137). These comments highlighted Progress and Dominion’s lack of wind power in their future resource planning. These comments requested that Dominion and Progress should be required to properly consider wind energy in their IRPs and include a discussion of the benefits of wind energy. These comments also proposed Dominion and Progress should include a provision in its IRP (and future IRPs) for a new RFP process that would solicit at least 100 MWs of new wind energy capacity through long term contracts.

Retail Markets Investigation by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. MAREC filed comments supporting the idea of having the Electric Distribution Companies be responsible for procuring Alternative Energy Credits for default service customers in part through long-term contracts.
(Docket No. I-2011-2237952)

FERC Order 1000. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and MAREC filed joint comments in the FERC Order 1000 PJM Proceeding. AWEA and MAREC are contesting PJM’s and its Transmission Owners filings claiming that they are in compliance with both the requirement to plan transmission for public policy requirements and to have a cost allocation methodology in place to allocate costs to the beneficiaries of these transmission projects.
(AWEA and MAREC Comments ER13-90)
(AWEA and MAREC Comments ER13-198)

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