NECEC, AEE and ACE-NYCongratulate New York’s Public Service Commission Appointments, Confirmations

Washington, D.C., June 23, 2017 — Today, three groups representing advanced energy companies, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), its state partner, Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY), and regional partner, Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), released these statements congratulating John RhodesJames Alesi, and Phil Wilcox for their appointment and confirmation to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) and also Diane Burman for her reconfirmation. Now that the Senate has confirmed four Commissioners, the PSC has a full complement to conduct its important work.

“We truly look forward to working with Chair Rhodes and his new colleagues in continuing to implement the Reforming the Energy Vision initiatives, and working to bring a more modern, clean, and resilient electricity grid to New York," said Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of ACE NY. "Clean energy companies continue to look to New York as a potential place to invest, and the evolving policies are a big part of the landscape that makes New York attractive for this investment.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to engage with and support the new Commission as it takes on the significant work that remains to fully implement the Reforming the Energy Vision," stated Lisa Frantzis, Senior Vice President of AEE. "As the work transitions from policymaking proceedings to implementing new frameworks across the utilities, we encourage the Commission to press on until it achieves the vision of a modern and clean electricity system that delivers better value to customers through animated and competitive markets.” 

"NECEC welcomes the new leadership at the PSC and stands ready to work with New York to take the important next steps to realize its vision of an animated DER market delivering the benefits of clean and advanced energy to all customers," said Janet Gail Besser, Executive Vice President of NECEC.

About AEE and AEE Institute
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable the rapid growth of advanced energy companies. The affiliated Advanced Energy Economy Institute is a nonprofit educational and charitable organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the public benefits and opportunities of advanced energy, and in this role has issued comments in NY REV proceedings.

About ACE NY
The Alliance for Clean Energy New York is a broad coalition dedicated to promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a strong economy for the Empire State, and is New York’s premier advocate for the rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. www.aceny.org

About NECEC
NECEC is a regional non-profit organization representing clean energy companies and entrepreneurs throughout New England and the Northeast. Its mission is to create a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast delivering global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions. www.necec.org 

Media Contacts:
Monique Hanis, mhanis@aee.net202-391-0884
Anne Reynolds, Areynolds@aceny.org518-248-4556
Kate Plourd Johnson, kjohnson@necec.org617-500-9993

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