How to Help Them Understand the New Competitive Marketplace
Understand the mindset of legislators and regulators: constituent satisfaction is key for both. State legislators are the folks who can change the regulatory model.
DG lenders and developers should consider standardizing a model form of energy service agreement.
Let's review factors influencing the development of distributed generation, with an emphasis on the need for financeable and deployable contracts on which DG can be financed, constructed and operated.
We went to Allentown and talked with Bill Spence.
Bill Spence, with Steve Mitnick
What are the most exciting things happening at PPL? What were the biggest challenges in that journey? Were there some tough challenges you had to get through?
The fight over customer rooftops, grid funding, and net metering.
Charles J. Cicchetti and Jon Wellinghoff
Renewable customer generation is growing and regulators should let incumbent regulated monopoly businesses and interests ahead of society and competition.
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?
An insurer’s perspective on risk drivers for distributed resources.
From an insurance perspective, what happens if an entire microgrid should fail to perform?
Not so Fast: Why the Electric Industry May be Heading in the Wrong Direction
Utility regulation will often display the power of special interests, which may only appeal to a narrow set of interests. Public officials need to step and serve the broader public.
Funding a new infrastructure in an age of uncertainty.
The world’s electricity supply will need to triple by 2050 to keep up with demand. What follows is a look at where we are, and what may lie ahead, with a focus on the the scope of the problem, regulatory reform initiatives now underway, and how to go about rethinking the business models that might evolve.
Utilities should think hard about business models.
Death spiral? Maybe not. But retail load – as served by utilities – will surely fall.