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Utility Dive (Opinion): BQDM Program Demonstrates Benefits of Non-traditional Utility Investments

Posted by Coley Girouard on Mar 11, 2019

Utility Dive ran AEE's third case study in a six-part series on utility business reform.This one covers how the Brooklyn-Queens demand management (BQDM) program demonstrates the clear benefits (and some challenges) of non-traditional utility investments. See excerpts below and the complete Utility Dive piece here. Access the foundational report and five case studies series here that AEE produced with RMI and APP.
 
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Utility Dive: Oklahoma's energy efficiency incentives give facilities a business reason to save customers money

Posted by Coley Girouard on Feb 11, 2019

Utility Dive published AEE’s Coley Girouard’s piece spotlighting Oklahoma's efforts in the last decade to implement energy efficiency programs through shared-savings  incentives.This is the third in a six-part series on utility business model reform provided by Rocky Mountain Institute, America's Power Plan and Advanced Energy Economy Institute. See excerpts below and the entire Utility Dive piece here:

Incentives under the traditional cost-of-service utility revenue model are fundamentally misaligned with the implementation of energy efficiency programs. This is because, traditionally, utilities collect revenues based on the amount of energy they sell, whereas energy efficiency programs attempt to reduce energy consumption, thereby reducing utility revenues and profits.

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GreentechMedia: The Top 10 Utility Regulatory Trends of 2018

Posted by Coley Girouard on Jan 18, 2019

GreentechMedia published AEE’s Coley Girouard’s piece spotlighting the top 10 regulatory developments of the past year, giving context on what to watch for in 2019. See the entire Green Tech Media piece here.

In July, we published a list of the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2018  so far. With 2018 behind us, we check in again on the top public utility commission actions and trends of the past year.

Ten prominent trends and actions stand out above the rest, from renewables continuing their downward price trajectory, to approvals for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to exploration of utility business model reforms and non-wires alternatives, to traditional distribution investments. Here is the full roundup of the top 10 matters before public utility commissions in 2018.

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GreentechMedia: Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2018—So Far

Posted by Coley Girouard on Jul 27, 2018

In this Greentech Media article (reposted from the AEE blog), AEE's Coley Girouard, Associate, Public Utility Commission Program, looks at the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2018—so far. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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GreentechMedia: The Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2017

Posted by Coley Girouard on Dec 12, 2017

In this Greentech Media article (reposted from AEE's blog), AEE's Coley Girouard, Associate, Public Utility Commission Program, looks at the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2017. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Topics: AEE In The News