According to a report by Grid Strategies, load growth in the U.S. is set to double thanks to new manufacturing, data centers, and electrification–much of which is spurred by the Inflation Reduction Act. Shalani Ramanathan, Stephen Lacey, and Katherine Hamilton discuss how to manage that demand without increasing emissions, through planning and efficient use of infrastructure rather than building new fossil generation plants. They also dive into the proposed guidance from the Treasury Department for green hydrogen production in Section 45V and how that is being received by various stakeholders. Other guidance recently issued has proposed rules around various renewable technologies in Section 48 of the tax code.
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