New energy buyers group seeks to increase procurement opportunities
Written By: Katherine Demetre
September 7, 2017
On Sept. 7, 2017, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced the launch of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a collection of large energy users seeking to expand access to energy that is secure, clean and affordable. The group is set to bring together major companies on policies in order to increase procurement opportunities.
Per the company, the new group is set to bring together corporate leaders committed to changing the policy landscape to increase opportunities for purchasing renewable energy and other advanced energy resources. The company revealed that the founding members of their buyers group include Walmart, Salesforce, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Amazon, and Aligned Energy.
Malcolm Woolf, SVP of policy at Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), commented:
A growing number of companies have made a commitment to advanced energy by setting renewable energy or energy-related sustainability targets, but antiquated market and regulatory barriers stand in the way. With establishment of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, industry and community leaders will have a new voice to advocate for federal and state policies that will expand access to all forms of advanced energy.
Per the company, the group is set to work toward policy solutions that make it easier for companies to pursue advanced energy solutions like wind power, fuel cells, demand response, energy storage, hydropower and solar.