NARUC's Winter Policy Summit
The 2021 NARUC Winter Policy Summit was held virtually and presided over by President Paul Kjellander. The Summit was an online success, with well attended sessions and panels on a slew of fascinating topics.
Many states are implementing or considering changes to net energy metering (NEM) rates compensating energy exports to the grid, as adoption of rooftop solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs) increases. There is more agreement NEM rates do not convey the full value of distributed energy to DER owners. Stakeholders have not reached consensus about whether, and by how much, NEM rates overstate or understate the value of these resources.
These discussions raise the question of how to approach revising NEM rates in a manner that reduces carbon emissions, maintains reliability, encourages beneficial electrification, minimizes costs, and achieves equitable DER adoption? Co-sponsored by the Committee on Electricity and Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment, co-moderated by Commissioner Andrew French, Kansas Corporation Commission, and Commissioner Jehmal Hudson, Virginia State Corporation Commission, and excerpted here.