Recorded on June 3, 2020
States have long had the right to design retail billing and rate policies to facilitate the adoption of distributed energy resources, but right now that’s under threat of federal preemption. Net energy metering and similar practices have long been an important tool for states, as well as municipal and cooperative utilities, to empower consumers to take control over their energy supply. A recent petition from a little-known group called the New England Ratepayers Association asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to upend the status quo and expand federal regulatory authority over these policies and the customers that participate in them – with ramifications well beyond just net energy metering for rooftop solar.
This webinar explained how FERC ruling the wrong way could impact existing and emerging state and municipal and cooperative utility approaches to supporting distributed energy resources in retail markets.
- Ted Thomas, Chairman, Arkansas Public Service Commission
- Hannah Muller, Director of Public Policy, Clearway Energy
- John McCaffrey, Senior Regulatory Counsel, American Public Power Association
- Jeff Dennis, Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy Economy
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