FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Affordable Energy Coalition Welcomes Members Representing Consumers And Businesses
Washington, D.C., November 20, 2017 – Today, 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 joined the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) to stand up for electricity consumers across America and urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject the Department of Energy’s (DOE) harmful grid proposal.
“The DOE grid proposal would raise costs for millions of American families and make it harder for American businesses to compete,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for AEC. “Our new members will be invaluable partners in our mission to educate consumers across the country and leaders in Washington on the consequences of the DOE grid proposal.”
This fall, the DOE filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) with FERC to reward power plants that stockpile 90 days’ worth of energy onsite. This proposal would do nothing to achieve the stated goals of increasing resiliency and reliability, while at the same raising prices by up to $10 billion for consumers. AEC members oppose this proposal and call for its definitive rejection on December 11.
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: