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Energy

TechNet supports policies that are technology-neutral and that foster and promote a climate for innovation in clean energy supply and demand.  This allows companies to create, thrive, and compete in the United States and around the globe.

TechNet’s state program supports the following principles:

  • A robust, technology-neutral energy agenda that will spur the development and the deployment of clean energy resources.
  • The implementation of policies that support customer choice for clean energy technologies.
  • Policies and programs that recognize the importance of resiliency in the face of security threats, natural disasters, and the need for uninterrupted energy supplies.  Understanding that clean energy and resilient energy are not mutually exclusive, TechNet will seek to advance the focus on the intersection of sustainable energy and resilient energy.
  • The growth of competitive and transparent energy supply markets at the wholesale and retail levels.
  • Forward-looking policies that ensure open access and enable market-based deployment of wholesale and distributed energy resources.
  • Fair and equal access to data to enable industry and empower consumers to effectively deploy and utilize clean energy solutions.
  • Stable tax policy that provides industry and consumers long-term clarity to support the investment in and deployment of clean energy technologies.

TechNet’s clean energy priorities include advocacy and support around the following policy areas; further details on each of these can be found in the Appendix, which is available upon request.

  • Demand Response (DR)
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  • Energy Efficiency Standards
  • Resilient Energy Supply
  • Clean Energy Standards, Renewable Portfolio Standards, and Renewable Fuel Standards
  • Grid Modernization
  • Retail Energy Competition and Self-Supply
  • Grid and Customer Data Access and Transparency
  • Electrification of Transportation
  • Clean Energy Supply
  • Microgrids
  • Demand Charges
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