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Advanced Energy on the Move in 2013

Many of the AAEA's top legislative priorities were enacted in 2013, and in addition, AAEA participated in two dockets at the Public Service

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Policy Agenda

Advanced energy technologies create jobs, businesses and investments while increasing energy efficiency and energy independence. AAEA members

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Current News

  1. New Guranteed Energy Cost Savings Act Rules

    // March 28, 2014

    As a result of AAEA endorsed legislation, Act 554 of 2013, The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Energy Office (AEO) is in the process of adopting rules for the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program. This program was established as an amendment to the Guaranteed Energy Cost Savings Act in Act 554. This has been an ongoing process since Senator David Johnson (D-Little Rock) and Representative Greg Leding (D-Fayetteville) began hearings in 2012 to improve and amend the Guaranteed Energy Costs Savings Act, and now is the time for AAEA members to lend their input to this rule making process.

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  2. PACE: And Then There Were Two

    Arkansas Advanced Energy Association // March 25, 2014

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The City of North Little Rock became the state’s second energy improvement district under provisions of the State Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Act after the city council unanimously approved a proposed ordinance during its regular meeting Monday night.

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  3. PACE Ordinance on NLR Council Agenda for Monday

    Arkansas Advanced Energy Association // March 21, 2014

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK – March 21, 2014 - A proposed ordinance to create a PACE energy improvement district within the City of North Little Rock is scheduled for a first reading and public comments during the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, 6:00 pm, at City Hall, 300 Main Street, North Little Rock.

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  4. Arkansas Utilities Benefit From Wind Energy Subsidies

    Arkansas Business // February 3, 2014

    Wind energy generation is on the rise in the states surrounding Arkansas, and the renewable resource is seeing more use from some of the state’s utility companies. Take, for example, Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock, a regional transmission operator with a footprint covering eight states. It’s spending about $2.8 billion of a 10-year, $6.2 billion capital improvement plan to upgrade transmission lines throughout its footprint, much of which will benefit the company’s wind portfolio. It’s also planning to add 2,000 megawatts to the 8,000 it already uses.

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