25 Aug '14, 11pm

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A decade and a half into the 21st century, the U.S. electricity grid still largely reflects 20th century infrastructure, investment patterns, retail pricing, and regulatory frameworks. However, that electric grid is rapidly evolving, and not only because its aging infrastructure requires new waves of investment to upgrade. Accelerating adoption of customer-facing distributed energy resources (DERs) will have increasingly important implications for grid operation and investment, and fundamentally changes the utility-customer relationship to become a two-way exchange of values and services. This paper explores what a series of evolved rate designs could look like, and what form a pathway from here to there might take. Download the Report Key Takeaways This paper discusses deliberately and gradually increasing rate sophistication along three axes for (residential and small co...

Full article: http://www.rmi.org/elab_rate_design

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