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50 STATES OF GRID MODERNIZATION: Q3 2023 REPORT

Quarterly publication detailing legislative and regulatory actions on grid modernization across the country. Includes a comprehensive review of state and investor-owned utility actions related to advanced metering infrastructure, smart grid technologies, energy storage, microgrids, demand response, utility business model reform, and rate reform. Actions cover studies and investigations, planning and market access rules, regulatory reforms, policies, financial incentives, and utility deployment.

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50 STATES OF SOLAR: Q1 2023 REPORT

Quarterly publication detailing distributed solar and rate design changes under consideration across the country. Includes a comprehensive review of all state and utility (investor-owned and large public power utilities) actions related to net metering, distributed energy resource valuation, community solar policy, residential fixed charges, mandatory residential demand charges, solar customer charges, third-party ownership legality, and utility-led rooftop solar programs.

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50 STATES OF SOLAR: Q2 2023 REPORT

Quarterly publication detailing distributed solar and rate design changes under consideration across the country. Includes a comprehensive review of all state and utility (investor-owned and large public power utilities) actions related to net metering, distributed energy resource valuation, community solar policy, residential fixed charges, mandatory residential demand charges, solar customer charges, third-party ownership legality, and utility-led rooftop solar programs.

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50 STATES OF SOLAR: Q3 2023 REPORT

Quarterly publication detailing distributed solar and rate design changes under consideration across the country. Includes a comprehensive review of all state and utility (investor-owned and large public power utilities) actions related to net metering, distributed energy resource valuation, community solar policy, residential fixed charges, mandatory residential demand charges, solar customer charges, third-party ownership legality, and utility-led rooftop solar programs.

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50 STATES OF POWER DECARBONIZATION: Q1 2023 REPORT

Quarterly publication detailing electric power decarbonization and resource planning activity across the country. Includes a comprehensive review of all state and investor-owned utility actions related to power decarbonization studies and investigations, clean energy targets, emission reduction targets and carbon policies, generation planning and procurement rules, utility integrated resource plans, and electric generation capacity changes (including RFPs, utility green tariffs, utility requests for certificates of public convenience and necessity).

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50 STATES OF POWER DECARBONIZATION: Q3 2023 REPORT

Quarterly publication detailing electric power decarbonization and resource planning activity across the country. Includes a comprehensive review of all state and investor-owned utility actions related to power decarbonization studies and investigations, clean energy targets, emission reduction targets and carbon policies, generation planning and procurement rules, utility integrated resource plans, and electric generation capacity changes (including RFPs, utility green tariffs, utility requests for certificates of public convenience and necessity).

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Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Development Assistance

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is now accepting applications for renewable energy development assistance. Through funds provided by the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), NCCETC will provide renewable energy assessments and related technical assistance to eligible facilities over the next two years.

Technologies eligible for the REDA project include biomass, geothermal for electric generation or direct use, small and large solar generation including solar-plus-storage, small and large wind generation, and hydrogen.

Renewable energy provides opportunities for cost savings, reliability, resilience and operational sustainability.

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A Word to the Wise - Home Energy Upgrades with the Inflation Reduction Act

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to upgrade your home and prioritize clean and efficient energy!
Review these tips to help you avoid some of the painful mistakes made by those who have gone before you.
Educate yourself about the many incentives (tax credits, rebates, deductions, etc.) that might be available to you, whether that is from your electric utility, locality, state, or the federal government.
Plus, read about the financial incentives offered to you under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) which can help reduce the cost of purchasing and installing your chosen upgrades.

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Unas Palabras para el Sabio - Su Guía para Mejorar su Energía en la Casa con la Ley de Reducción de la Inflación

Felicitaciones, ¡ha tomado la decisión de mejorar su casa y priorizar la energía limpia y eficiente! Para estar lo más preparado posible, debe informarse sobre productos, diseños, prácticas de construcción, y empresas contratistas. Infórmese sobre los varios incentivos (por ejemplo, créditos fiscales, reembolsos, deducciones, etc.) que podrían estar disponibles para usted de su proveedor de electricidad y su gobierno local, estatal, o federal.

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