Issue brief being released this summer.
Aliza Wasserman serves as Program Director for Energy & Environment. Sam Cramer serves as Policy Analyst for Environment, Energy & Transportation. More information about the NGA Center’s work on energy and environment can be found at http://www.nga.org/cms/center/eet.
Changes are coming to the electricity sector and governors are beginning to take notice. As such, the NGA Center for Best Practices, of the National Governors Association, has launched a state learning network on "New Utility Business Models and Electricity Market Structures of the Future." The goal is to keep gubernatorial advisors, other state officials and regulators informed of the latest thinking and state policy ideas.
Governors typically do not delve into the granular level of utility regulation. But they are increasingly aware of how rapid technological advancements, such as in energy storage and solar power, have the potential to change the electricity game.
As part of the learning network, NGA asked state teams of gubernatorial energy advisors and public utility commissioners and staff to identify questions about the ongoing power sector transformation.