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Electric Trucks, Buses, & Fast Chargers Need Innovative Electricity Rates From Utilities

May 5th, 2020 | by NRDC

Charging an electric truck or bus at a fleet depot — or an electric car at an apartment, workplace, or a public fast-charging station — should be far cheaper than filling up on gasoline or diesel. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case at sites that receive electricity under utility rates designed for commercial buildings and industrial operations that don’t reflect the flexible nature of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Fortunately, a newly-released report explains how utilities can remedy that mismatch by offering rates designed for commercial EV charging


Hourly Electricity Pricing Boosts Value of Distributed Solar by 33%

January 30th, 2012 | by John Farrell

What if electricity cost more when the sun was shining? Many utilities are using new electronic "smart meters" to adjust the price of electricity as often as every hour, to reflect supply and demand. And charging more when electricity is in short supply can be good news, increasing the value of solar by 33% or more



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