rate design

The Challenges Of Moving To Better Electricity Rate Design

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Dan Cross-Call and James Sherwood Electricity stakeholders have long debated what makes for good rate design. There is a persistent drumbeat from many corners for wider adoption of time-based rates, and more recently, proposals are popping up for incorporating demand charges for residential and … [continued]

Utility Pricing Must Keep Pace With Grid Evolution: e-Lab Report

A report released moments ago by the Electricity Innovation Lab and the Rocky Mountain Institute indicates that fine-tuning electric utility pricing to reflect a more diverse grid will benefit the utilities, customers, and third-party providers. Rate Design for the Distribution Edge: Electricity Pricing for a Distributed Resource Future offers succinct analysis and answers … [continued]