Hawaii Considering Alternatives to Private Sector Ownership
It is often said that ratemaking is as much art as science.
It is the process of setting a return on equity that is fair to both shareholders and consumers that demonstrates the art and science practiced by regulators. One case reported here provides a good glimpse at the entire range of issues put before regulators: a decision by the Michigan Public Service Commission setting electric rates for Consumers Energy Company.
Berkeley Lab’s Discussion with Five Experts
We talked with Adam Sieminski, Administrator at the Energy Information Administration
Survey of consumer advocates identifies areas of agreement and disagreement
Growing Impacts of Residential Solar on Utility Customer Service
Rate design should balance consumer and investor interests.
Utility performance, investment versus dividends, rate of return incentives
Federal income tax treatment has nothing to do with pricing sale of electricity to utility or customer.
Annual formula rate is working to stabilize distribution ratemaking.