Changing the Electric Utility Financial Paradigm
We talked with FERC Commissioner Tony Clark, who has said he will not seek a second term.
Building Competitive Advantage for Grid of the Future
As we head towards a fixed cost electricity system
Annual formula rate is working to stabilize distribution ratemaking.
Towards a consensus-based outline of how technological advances can be encouraged and risk-managed.
How is it going?
Ann McCabe is a commissioner at the Illinois Commerce Commission. The views expressed in this article are her own.
Five years have passed since Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois elected to participate in the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act, which authorized $3.2 billion in grid hardening and smart meter investments. As a commissioner at the Illinois Commerce Commission, I am often asked: How is it going?
Building a fully integrated grid is the next great opportunity to realize higher levels of economic efficiency and prosperity.
Regulatory and rate proceedings at FERC can be time consuming and expensive, but this hurdle can be overcome.
Electric infrastructure is used half the time on average. Is this a problem requiring rapid radical reform?