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November 30, 2017 - On November 30, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities accepted a proposed five-year performance-based ratemaking mechanism for NSTAR Electric Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (Eversource).
September 22, 2017 - Mark Meitzen and Phil Schoech teamed with Dennis Weisman, Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University, to write the forthcoming piece “The Alphabet of PBR in Electric Power: Why X Does Not Tell the Whole Story.”
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.
April 1, 2016 - CA Energy Consulting presents ex-post and ex-ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Demand Bidding Program (“DBP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2015.