NARUC Annual Meeting
Fortnightly Magazine - January 2020
What was the most important thing said during this Annual Meeting?
“The next step is working with the states to move legislation forward that supports implementation of advanced energy technologies.”
Electrification 2020 Approaches
Electrification 2018 was awesome. Electrification 2020 promises to take it to the nth power.
Heat and Light in Deep Decarbonization Policies
This article attempts to highlight some of the logical disconnects and omissions in the current electrification debate. The author has no conflict of interest in this analysis and is strongly supportive of deep decarbonization policies.
The Energy Supply Task Force is most relevant to utilities and Commissions given that legislators establish the parameters within which PUCs and utilities operate.
Replacing Discount Rate Driven NPV with IRR Analysis
NPV analysis relies on the selected discount rate. The selected discount rate can affect the outcome of the analysis. Thus, the introduction of a new metric; the differential internal rate of return (DIRR), and its expected value are discussed.
Engaging Market Collaborators
Third-party collaboration relationships should be designed to provide benefits to customers, such as tangible advantages that enhance business choices about energy resources or fit the needs for energy awareness at the premise.
Sessions featured Moody’s take on the cybersecurity risks utilities face, the California wildfires challenge for California utilities, and utility rates of return in an era of low and possibly negative interest rates.