28 Jan '15, 4pm

Can Utility Regulators Provide Leadership on Distributed Renewable Energy?

Can Utility Regulators Provide Leadership on Distributed Renewable Energy?

If you’re like most renewable energy advocates that have interacted with a Public Utilities Commission, you probably don’t think they’re a repository of progressive policy toward distributed renewable energy. In general, you’re right. But it’s worth sharing a few, promising examples of Public Utilities Commissions around the U.S. that are actually making things better for distributed solar and other means of customer control over their energy future. A good summary is, “your mileage may vary,” depending on your state and the changing composition of your commission. But it’s worth noting that most commissions are given pretty broad authority to initiate activity on behalf of energy consumers, and maybe all yours needs is a little proof of concept. Arizona The Arizona Corporation Commission had a few very busy years encouraging distributed renewable energy without legislativ...

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