This project assists states in addressing regulatory, ratemaking, financial, business model and market issues related to grid modernization in the power sector. Specifically, the project addresses:
- adapting electric utility regulation and ratemaking to new technologies and utility service offerings;
- assessing infrastructure investments that align utility earnings opportunities with increases in consumer value, improvements in economic efficiency, and achievement of other public policy goals; and
- quantifying potential financial impacts on utility shareholders and customers from such regulatory and ratemaking alternatives as well as infrastructure investments.
The project addresses these issues through written reports, financial analyses, and direct technical assistance to state public utility commission. Through these activities, states have improved capability to consider and pursue alternative regulatory and ratemaking approaches to enable grid modernization investments.
DOE funded projects:
- The Future of Electricity Resource Planning
- The Future of Centrally-Organized Wholesale Electricity Market
- Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization
- Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers
- The Future of Transportation Electrification: Utility, Competitive Market and Consumer Perspectives
- Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems
- Renewable Energy Options for Large Utility Customers (forthcoming)