Affordable Energy Coalition Welcomes New Members As FERC Deadline Approaches



Washington, D.C., December 6, 2017 – Today, the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) welcomed the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Conservation Coalition (ACC), and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) as new members. The AEC represents a diverse group of organizations focused on keeping energy affordable for American consumers.

These three groups join organizations like Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), BP, the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON), Energy Storage Association (ESA), Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), and R Street Institute in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject the Department of Energy’s (DOE) grid proposal.

“Every independent analysis released so far shows that the grid proposal before FERC will cost consumers billions while providing little to show for it,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for AEC. “It makes sense that such a diverse group has come together to oppose this proposal – there is widespread consensus that the proposal must not be approved.”

Earlier this fall, the DOE filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) with FERC that would reward power plants capable of stockpiling 90 days’ worth of energy onsite. The proposal would do nothing to achieve its stated purpose of bettering grid resiliency and reliability, and has been estimated to cost consumers up to $11.2 billion per year. AEC and its members oppose the proposal and seek its rejection on December 11, 2017.

The AEC represents a diverse group of organizations, businesses, and communities focused on keeping energy affordable for American consumers.

More information on the AEC is available at the coalition’s website:

Michael Steel
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The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization leading the transition to a renewable energy economy. With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, consumers and investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable energy sector. Our annual forums in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet, discuss recent developments, and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts. For more information, visit and follow @ACORE on Twitter.

About ACC
The American Conservation Coalition is a millennial-led free-market environmental organization. The American Conservation Coalition works on college campuses nationwide to educate millennials about a conservative approach to clean energy and conservation issues. The ACC supports a broad range of limited-government and market-centric policies to usher in a new generation of stewardship.

About CRES Forum
CRES Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about commonsense clean energy.

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