Reports of Plain Old Power Service’s death greatly exaggerated
The vast majority of electric consumers want reliable, clean, reasonably priced electricity, and little else.
A response to the letter to the editor by Ashley Brown in our February 2016 issue.
Is rooftop solar more like an independent power producer, subject to societal regulation and policy, such as wholesale-level regulation or retail-level resource planning? Or is the electricity that is produced a private consumer good, immune from regulation, policy, and planning?
Answers to questions you were afraid to ask
Community solar is expected to jump fivefold. What exactly is it and how exactly does it work?
Distributed energy + distributed controls = distributed benefits.
Utility business models are at risk in a world of distributed energy resources and local intelligent controls, such as microgrids. But the real revolution may lie in customer expectations, where third parties threaten to take ownership.
Electric executives open up on what they’re planning next.
Electric power executives open up about their solar investments. What motivates them? What are they planning next?