rate structure

Rate Structure Philosophy

Rate design will need to become more flexible, more duly discriminatory, more tailored to the diversity of consumers

Not many know fixed charges are there to cover utilities’ invariant costs for keeping up the grid, and can be half of all costs.

Embracing Disruption

Developing a leadership role for utilities in alternative technologies.

Faced with aging assets, rising operating costs, growing regulatory risks, and flat demand growth, utilities are challenged to remain competitive in an evolving energy market. The answer might be for utilities to establish a leadership position and pursue a more flexible mission.