Utility Earnings in a Service-Oriented World

Posted by Reports on Jan 29, 2018 4:17:00 PM

Publish Date: January 29, 2018

Throughout the economy, companies are finding efficiencies and operational benefits through services provided by third parties instead of physical assets that they own and manage.

However, under prevailing cost-of-service regulation, electric utilities may be discouraged from using such services, since they do not generate profits the way that investments in capital assets do.

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Topics: PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, utility, Regulatory

21st Century Electricity System Issue Briefs

Posted by Reports on Aug 15, 2017 4:34:00 PM

Publish Date: August 15, 2017

The U.S. utility sector has entered a period of foundational change, not seen since the restructuring of the late 1990s. Change is being driven by new technologies, evolving customer needs and desires, environmental imperatives and an increased focus on grid resiliency.

With these developments come challenges, but also new opportunities to create an energy system that meets the changing expectations of consumers and society for the coming decades. We call this the 21st Century Electricity System: a high-performing, customer-focused electricity system that is efficient, flexible, resilient, reliable, affordable, safe, secure and clean.

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Topics: PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, Regulatory

Making Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Work for All Utility Customers: Design Principles for Voluntary Renewable Energy Programs

Posted by Reports on Jul 25, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Publish Date: July 25, 2017

Voluntary renewable energy tariffs are quickly emerging as one of the key tools to meet growing corporate renewable energy demand in vertically integrated markets.

Participation in renewable energy tariffs has grown steadily over the past five years, and improvements in program design have continued apace. A report from Advanced Energy Economy Institute and a companion policy brief from AEE provide guidance for the design of successful renewable energy programs in regulated markets. 

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Topics: PUCs, utility, Regulatory, Advanced Energy Buyers Group

Comments on Pennsylvania's Alternative Ratemaking Methodologies

Posted by Reports on May 31, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Publish Date: May 31, 2017

Comments submitted by AEE Institute on behalf of AEE and its member companies in response to the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission's Tentative Order, issued on March 2, 2017, seeking input on alternative ratemaking methodologies.

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, Regulatory

Comments on Rhode Island's 'Power Sector Transformation Initiative'

Posted by Reports on May 19, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Publish Date: May 19, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) and Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) shared comments they recently filed in support of Rhode Island’s Power Sector Transformation Initiative (PST). As requested by Governor Gina M. Raimondo on March 2, this comprehensive regulatory proceeding to modernize Rhode Island’s electric system is being conducted jointly by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, the Office of Energy Resources, and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. AEE Institute and NECEC are partner organizations.

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, 21st Century Electricity System, Regulatory