29 Jul '16, 9pm

How Regulators Are Thinking About Distributed Energy Resources

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has issued a draft manual on the compensation of distributed energy resources that could influence how regulators across the country design rates and how the U.S. electricity sector evolves. The document was presented and discussed this week at the NARUC annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. According to NARUC President Travis Kavulla of the Montana Public Service Commission, it’s relatively rare for the association to issue a manual. It’s also the first time the association has written a manual specifically on distributed energy resources (DERs), and the first time the association has sought input from outside parties. “In the past, NARUC hasn’t taken this kind of feedback; we just tasked our experts with writing a manual,” Kavulla said, in an interview. “But we realize this is a subject of some conten...

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