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Electricity Resource Compensation Under a NetZero Future

September 15, 2022

Electricity Resource Compensation
Over the past decade, state governments, local municipalities, and large corporations have increased momentum for the adoption of net zero carbon policies, and with the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022 that will provide hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in clean energy, that net zero carbon future now looks more achievable. E3 has been at the forefront of analyzing possible decarbonization pathways across North America. While there are multiple potential pathways on the road to net zero, it will ultimately result in a fundamental shift over time from an era of dominated by fossil fuel generation resources to one dominated by renewables, energy storage, and demand-side resources. This will result in a major transformation in how electricity markets function.

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Advanced Microgrid Solutions

AMS is a SaaS company with an A.I. software platform that uses deep learning algorithms to enable optimized trading of complex energy assets in wholesale energy markets. AMS’ business is powered by its industry-leading Transactive Energy Management Platform, which AMS and its partners utilize to offer compelling and innovative energy management services to customers, utilities, and asset owners and operators.

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THE ENERGY BOMB

whitePaper | September 2, 2022

Cryptocurrency mining is an extremely energy-intensive process that threatens the ability of governments across the globe to reduce our dependence on climate-warming fossil fuels. If we do not take action to limit this growing industry now, we will not meet the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to limit warning to 2 degrees Celsius. And cryptocurrency mining operations harm local communities now, including by increasing local pollution and impacting electricity rates and delivery. In our paper, we discuss several such examples where fossil-fueled cryptocurrency mining has increased local air, water, and noise pollution, increased costs on others, and increased climate pollution at a time when we should be doing everything in our power to move in the opposite direction to mitigate the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

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Decarbonizing heavy-duty trucking and accelerating the European hydrogen economy

whitePaper | March 28, 2022

The role of hydrogen as a key decarbonisation tool has become the subject of significant international interest. Over 30 countries have published hydrogen roadmaps, industry has announced over 200 hydrogen projects, and governments worldwide have committed more than USD70 billion in public funding.1 Hydrogen is a uniquely versatile fuel that can be used in a range of applications as a replacement for fossil fuels. Low-carbon hydrogen has come to be seen as a vital energy carrier for hard-to-abate sectors – where decarbonisation faces technical, operational and economic obstacles, such as the steel and heavy-duty trucking industries

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NIGERIA LEADING AFRICA TO NET ZERO

whitePaper | October 28, 2022

BY 2030 Nigeria reaches its 30-30-30 target, which means 30 GW of grid-connected capacity by 2030 of which 30% comes from renewables. The amount of unserved energy drops significantly in the later part of the decade, which means that a much larger portion of the population now has access to electricity. A lot of flexibility has been added to the power system thanks to ICE technology. The system is now ready to accommodate the massive renewable energy deployment planned in the 2031-2040 decade. Our model reveals that reaching the 30-30-30 target in the most cost-effective way will require $18.7 Billion of investment.

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Electricity Resource Compensation Under a Net Zero Future

whitePaper | September 15, 2022

Over the past decade, state governments, local municipalities, and large corporations have increased momentum for the adoption of net zero carbon policies, and with the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022 that will provide hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in clean energy, that net zero carbon future now looks more achievable. E3 has been at the forefront of analyzing possible decarbonization pathways across North America. While there are multiple potential pathways on the road to net zero, it will ultimately result in a fundamental shift over time from an era of dominated by fossil fuel generation resources to one dominated by renewables, energy storage, and demand-side resources. This will result in a major transformation in how electricity markets function.

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THE BUSINESS OF STANDALONE GRID-SCALE ENERGY STORAGE

whitePaper | January 16, 2020

In 1800, Alessandro Volta invented the first battery, which came to be known as the voltaic pile. It was the first device to provide a steady supply of energy. Batteries have come a long way since then. In the 1970s, lithium-ion batteries were commercialized for the first time. Now they are a crucial component in revolutionizing and enabling continued renewable penetration on the US electrical grid.

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Dell PowerStore: Introduction to the Platform

whitePaper | July 6, 2022

PowerStore provides a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure that supports both traditional and modern workloads. This white paper details the hardware platform, drives, and various physical components. This document includes cabling and deployment guidance for all PowerStore model appliances.

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Spotlight

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

AMS is a SaaS company with an A.I. software platform that uses deep learning algorithms to enable optimized trading of complex energy assets in wholesale energy markets. AMS’ business is powered by its industry-leading Transactive Energy Management Platform, which AMS and its partners utilize to offer compelling and innovative energy management services to customers, utilities, and asset owners and operators.

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