Growing Impacts of Residential Solar on Utility Customer Service
Daniel Gabaldon, Matt Guarini and Jamie Wimberly
What does PV mean for utilities’ residential customer service operations? From helping customers with supplier selection, through installation and maintenance issues? And with billing? To begin to address this question, we conducted two sets of surveys of residential electricity customers in the second quarter of 2016.
A forward-looking solution to rate reform, for when solar costs hit bottom.
Why keep rate design shackled to the ways of the past, especially at the dawn of a solar revolution?
Answers to questions you were afraid to ask
Chris Vlahoplus, John Pang, Paul Quinlan, and John Sterling
Community solar is expected to jump fivefold. What exactly is it and how exactly does it work?
A tough legal and financial terrain is confronting producers, utilities and regulators.
State commissions are challenged to find the sweet spot whereby utilities can afford to maintain their systems and homeowners are motivated to go green.
How much of a $100 billion market in electric vehicles can utilities capture – or afford not to?
Electric transportation can be the utility sector’s growth engine — $100 billion or more per year — if the industry embraces the opportunities ahead.
In New York it’s where we’re staking our energy future.
Disruptive technologies such as microgrids and battery storage devices are commendable but they are supporting actors and must still work with the centralized grid.
Part 1: How markets today are out of sync.
Sonia Aggarwal and Robbie Orvis
The time has come to consider options for optimizing distributed energy resources, with the intent of supporting a least-cost, reliable, and clean system that delivers more choice and control for customers.
Hawaii and California grapple over net energy metering.
While the underlying questions in each state regarding net energy metering are much the same, the two PUC's will approach the issue from different perspectives.
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.