Rate design should balance consumer and investor interests.
Regulators should ensure that changes to rate design seek to balance consumer and utility interests. Rates that are intended to insulate utilities from economic and technological change while providing no benefits to consumers ought to be considered unjust, unreasonable, and unduly discriminatory.
Customer-sited solar makes it increasingly difficult for utilities to integrate excess generation and ensure all ratepayers benefit
Electric utilities have petitioned their respective regulatory agencies to revise existing net metering requirements.
Electric utility mergers loom as the next step in restructuring.
The electric utility industry is inefficient: the firms are too small, lacking economies of scale achievable through mergers and acquisitions.