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Advanced Metering: Policymakers Have the Ball

Demand response could help solve some energy problems, but not without state regulators pushing for it.
Fortnightly Magazine - September 15 2002

Whether advanced metering and dynamic pricing are the chicken or the egg, respectively, state regulators need to move directly to preparing a meal for general customer consumption.

  1. Steven Braithwait and Ahmad Faruqui, "Demand Response-The Forgotten Solution to California's Energy Crisis," EPRI, February 1, 2001.
  2. This functionality is specified in pending federal legislation.
  3. McKinsey & Company, "The Benefits of Demand-Side Management and Dynamic Pricing," May 2001.
  4. Penny Gullekson, Puget Sound Energy, reported at California Energy Commission Demand Response Workshop, March 15, 2002.
  5. Arthur Andersen, "Cost Impact of Competitive and Network Metering in New York State-Final Report," for New York Department of Public Service, November 1998
  6. Order Instituting Rulemaking, Docket # 02-06-001, California Public Utilities Commission, June 6, 2002.
  7. Id.
  8. Order Instituting Informational and Rulemaking Proceeding, Docket # 02-DemandResponse-01, California Energy Commission, July 17, 2002.
  9. Power Perceptions, August 2000.
  10. Bay Area Economic Forum, "The Bay Area-A Knowledge Economy Needs Power," April 2001.

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