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Rate Reform
Customer adoption of distributed energy resources and the changing use of the distribution system mean that existing retail rates and service tariffs are creating an unsustainable path forward for both electricity customers and industry. Updated rate designs and rate policies are essential to managing the transition to a distributed clean energy future. 
  • ​A Policy Framework for Designing Distributed Generation Tariffs​ | December 2013
    This paper explains how certain policies enable utility distributed generation (DG) customers to avoid paying for the costs of critical delivery and support services that they use. It describes alternative rate design approaches that fairly compensate DG customers for their generation services, while also ensuring that they continue to pay for the delivery and other services upon which they rely.
  • Future of Retail Rate Design​ | November 2012
    Customer adoption of distributed energy resources and the changing use of the distribution system mean that existing retail rates and service tariffs urgently need to be updated. This document draws on comments elicited during an EEI webinar, Utility Rate Design for Sustainable Distribution, November 27, 2012. Included in this webinar were Mike Campbell, Program Manager, Electric Pricing and Customer Programs, California Public Utilities Commission Division of Ratepayer Advocates; Robert Curry, former Commissioner, New York Public Service Commission; Phillip May, VP, Regulatory Services, Entergy Services, Inc.; David Owens, Executive Vice President, EEI; and Professor Richard Schmalensee, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research in the Sloan School of Management.