Should We Follow U.K.’s Lead?
Leonard Hyman and William Tilles
British price cap regulation quickly became the international gold standard for regulation. It looked so simple. But if the purpose was to provide a dramatically different and less expensive electricity experience, it failed.
An innovative approach to targeted retail aggregation.
Michael Strong and Mark Pruitt
No state has had the same initial success with municipal aggregation as Illinois, where more than 650 local governments enrolled 70 percent of residential consumers into municipal aggregation contracts. The pathway forward in Illinois provides a model to help get programs off the ground in all retail choice states.
The rule works in the direction of more regulation to hamper innovation and counteracts incentives the rule creates.
FERC made a mistake in Order 745 and should change the pricing rule.
Time-varying rates is an effective way to satisfy customer demands.
Chris King & Bonnie Datta
In the 21st century economy pivoted on customer choice, opt-in is the path to tread in the provision of time varying rates to electricity customers.
A forward-looking solution to rate reform, for when solar costs hit bottom.
Why keep rate design shackled to the ways of the past, especially at the dawn of a solar revolution?
Why a residential demand rate developed 40 years ago is increasingly relevant today.
Leland Snook and Meghan Grabel
Why not design a rate that allocates the higher system cost to customers based on their actual energy demand?
How project developers form their bidding strategies – and what it means for prices and the industry.
Greer Mackebee, Justin Bowersock, and James Stack
Want to find out what utilities seek when collecting bids for wind and solar projects? Read on.
A more dynamic approach to grid modernization.
David Malkin and Paul A. Centolella
The utility’s role is changing, and regulation must change along with it – to spur innovation and respond to evolving customer needs. Modernizing the industry will require a dynamic approach.
Regulatory formulas for rewarding efficiency investments.
Richard G. Stevie and Raiford L. Smith
Effective conservation incentives would send appropriate price signals to consumers. The more common approach, unfortunately, involves arbitrary standards that introduce market inefficiencies and ultimately harm consumers.
Assessing the risks and rewards of distributed energy strategies.
To embrace change or fight it? The choice to either act or wait and see is fraught with complexity.