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May 25, 2016 - This report identifies and analyzes eleven types of alternative ratemaking mechanisms adopted by various states, particularly those that allow electric transmission and distribution utilities to seek timely recovery of infrastructure costs while preserving incentives to achieve other goals that might be fostered by appropriate rate design.
February 24, 2016 - In the 1990s, proponents of retail choice projected lower retail prices and innovative products and services. Through a review of studies covering a wide range of retail choice issues, Drs. Morey and Kirsch found a mixed set of outcomes that suggest retail choice has delivered only a small part of its advertised benefits.
February 4, 2016 - Michael O'Sheasy and Josh Rogers develop a method to split pole and fixture costs into customer and demand components in "Parsing Poles and Towers," appearing the the January 2016 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.
May 14, 2015 - Utilities and residential solar advocates often find themselves at odds over the pricing of solar electricity, particularly over the policy of net metered volumentric distribution charges. The Powerwall has the potential to align the interests of these two groups, heralding an era of residential demand charges.