Market manipulation versus the right to make a profit.
The competitive transmission genie is out of the bottle.
Fortnightly’s Executive Roundtable considers industry options and risks.
State regulators address transformative forces.
Regulators weigh interest rate climate and future Fed policy in setting allowed return on equity.
Bidding, transparency, and foregone conclusions in Big Sky Country.
PURPA and the future of avoided cost rates.
Free markets are not a fad.
Independent microgrids are coming. Will franchised utilities fight them or foster them?
Despite offering a range of benefits, microgrids are proving to be controversial—especially when non-utility owned microgrids seek to serve multiple customers. The biggest battles are taking place in the realm of public policy. But utilities that pursue collaboration rather than confrontation are finding interesting opportunities for profitable investment.
Distribution utilities could become an important source of renewable funding.
Distribution utilities are well positioned to provide tax equity for renewable projects, but some state laws prevent it. Tapping the potential will require progressive leadership by utility executives and regulators.