Electric rates were actually lower in September than a year ago, for northeast and midwest households, with and without adjusting for inflation. As a consequence, the nationwide Consumer Price Index component for electricity rose just seven-tenths of a percent year-over-year. While the overall CPI rose significantly more, by one and seven-tenths of a percent.
The forty-six qualifying nominations for this year’s Fortnightly Top Innovators included one hundred and thirty-seven innovators. Twenty-three of the nominations — exactly half of them – were of an individual innovator. The remaining twenty-three nominations were of a group of innovators. The groups ranged from small two-person teams to large teams with as many as a dozen team members.
During our Day at the Delaware PSC, we asked Chair Dallas Winslow about the top regulatory concerns. Excerpted from October’s PUF, here’s what Chair Winslow said:
“The biggest issue is cybersecurity. Our primary role is to make sure that we have a reliable, safe supply of electricity. What’s going on around the world is very threatening and there have been continuous attacks on utilities and other organizations.
We asked Missouri PSC Commissioner Maida Coleman about the poverty simulation at this year’s NARUC Summer Policy Summit. Excerpted from the article “Chairing NARUC's Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest,” here’s what Commissioner Coleman said: