The Future Electric Utility Regulation Series, a new series of reports from Berkeley Lab, taps leading thinkers to grapple with complex regulatory issues for electricity.
The electric sector in the United States is seeing significant changes in technologies, customer desires, load growth, and federal and state policies and regulations. These reports use a unique point-counterpoint or multiple perspectives approach to highlight different views on the future of electric utility regulation and business models and on achieving a reliable, affordable and flexible power system.
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Reports published to date:
- Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Industry Structure and Regulatory Responses
- Distribution Systems in a High DER Future: Planning, Market Design, Operation and Oversight
- Performance-Based Regulation in a High DER Future
- Distribution System Pricing With DERs
- Recovery of Utility Fixed Costs: Utility, Consumer, Environmental and Economist Perspectives
- 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
Forthcoming report topics include:
- The Future of Transportation Electrification: Utility, Competitive Market and Consumer Perspectives
- Resilience Investments for Electricity Systems