Policy Priorities

Three Policy Priorities

ERE is focused on increasing renewable energy choice for companies at the state level by working on three key enabling policy options:

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Third-party purchasing options enable companies to procure renewable energy through third-party (i.e., non-utility) developers and other organizations

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Onsite or direct deployment options mean that companies can deploy renewable energy on site, such as rooftop solar panels, or through other direct purchasing options

3.

Utility purchasing options allow companies to contract for renewable energy directly through their local utility

Based on these priorities, ERE worked with RILA and ITI to develop a report

ranking states on the three policy options

ERE Priority States

ERE is currently active in states with regulatory or legislative barriers that prevent the market from realizing its full potential for renewable energy procurement. Many of those states are highly regulated states.

For example, In Missouri, ERE worked with like-minded organizations, policymakers and regulators who understood that an energy market with access to renewables helps attract businesses and jobs. As a result, each of the three investor owned utilities (IOU’s) within the state have either developed or are in process of developing large-scale, offsite renewable purchasing options for commercial and industrial customers.

ERE is currently very active in South Carolina and Indiana. We are also engaged in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Mexico.