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WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of Transportation Electrification: Utility, Industry and Consumer Perspectives

Event Date: 9/13/2018 10:30am

Report No. 10 in the Future Electric Utility Regulation series

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar on September 13, 2018 to discuss a new report, The Future of Transportation Electrification: Utility, Industry and Consumer Perspectives.

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WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers

Event Date: 11/6/2017 10:30am

Report No. 9 in the Future Electric Utility Regulation series

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar on November 6, 2017, to discuss a new report, Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers.

WEBINAR: Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization

Event Date: 5/31/2017 10:30am

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar on May 31, 2017, to discuss a new report, Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization.

Webinar: The Future of Centrally Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets

Event Date: 3/24/2017 11:30am

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free, 90 minute webinar on March 24, 2017, to discuss a new report, The Future of Centrally-Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets.

FEUR in Fortnightly

12/1/2016

The November issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly featured the fifth report in Berkeley Lab’s Future Electric Utility Regulation series, Recovery of Utility Fixed Costs: Utility, Consumer, Environmental and Economist Perspectives. The article, “Rethinking Rate Design,” is a round-table discussion by the report authors about recovery of utility fixed costs, from various perspectives.  The authors are: -Utility experts Lisa Wood, Institute for Electric Innovation and The Edison...

Is the utility of the future a natural monopoly?

7/1/2016

As part of our Future Electric Utility Regulation series, Steve Corneli and Steve Kihm revisited the concept of natural monopoly and asked whether electric distribution utilities will remain natural monopolies if the capabilities and affordability of distributed energy technologies improve sufficiently.   

Their basic conclusion: Don’t count on it.  

EMP's Future Electric Utility Regulation (FEUR) Series report featured on Greentech Media

3/1/2016

The growth of distributed energy resources is causing a transition as fundamental as the shift to competitive power markets in the 1990s. Distributed energy resources (DERs) are diverse—from energy-efficiency and peak-shaving initiatives to distributed generation, storage, and microgrids—but they all enable customers to reduce their use of traditional grid services, and even to provide valuable services to the grid.

Innovative Report Series to Help Inform Decisions by Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

12/1/2015

The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer desires, low load growth in many regions, and changes in federal and state policies and regulations.

Webinar: Future Electric Utility Regulation Series

10/1/2015

The Electricity Markets and Policy Group is pleased to annouce new two webinars related to the Future Electric Utility Regulation Series.