By Jessica Hendricks, AAE's State Policy Director
The Alliance is thrilled to see ELL incorporating more solar resources in their portfolio and we look forward to working with the Company and the LPSC to ensure cost effectiveness for residential customers.
And, as Spring rolls into Summer, we’ve got our eyes on hurricane season. Both the LPSC & ELL have resilience dockets open to attempt to make this time of year a little less stressful in the future. The LPSC is working on a resilience rulemaking so that all jurisdictional utilities have a plan in place for extreme weather and ELL has taken it upon themselves to present a $5 Billion plan for grid hardening over the next five years.
The Alliance will be working to make sure these plans compliment each other, keep residents safe during extreme weather, and ensure that customers aren’t paying more than their fair share. Resilience plans need to incorporate a wide range of solutions including energy efficiency, demand response, microgrids and solar + storage.