Future Electric Utility Regulation Series

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:

  1. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Industry Structure and Regulatory Responses
  2. Distribution Systems in a High DER Future: Planning, Market Design, Operation and Oversight
  3. Performance-Based Regulation in a High DER Future
  4. Distribution System Pricing With DERs
  5. Recovery of Utility Fixed Costs: Utility, Consumer, Environmental and Economist Perspectives
  6. The Future of Electricity Resource Planning
  7. The Future of Centrally-Organized Wholesale Electricity Market
  8. Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization 
  9. Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers 
  10. The Future of Transportation Electrification: Utility, Competitive Market and Consumer Perspectives

Forthcoming report topics include:

  1. Resilience Investments for Electricity Systems

2018

FEUR Report No. 10 is authored by: Philip B. Jones, Alliance for Transportation Electrification, Jonathan Levy, EVgo/Vision Ridge, Jenifer Bosco, John Howat and John W. Van Alst, National Consumer Law Center. Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar.


2017

FEUR Report No. 9 is authored by: Jonathan Blansfield and Lisa Wood, Institute for Electric Innovation, Ryan Katofsky, Benjamin Stafford and Danny Waggoner, Advanced Energy Economy, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar.


FEUR Report No. 8 authored by: Steve Kihm (Seventhwave), Janice Beecher (Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University), and Ronald Lehr. Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar.


FEUR Report No. 7 authored by: Craig Glazer (PJM), Jay Morrison and Paul Breakman (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association), Allison Clements (Natural Resources Defense Council), National Association of State Utility Advocates. Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar.


2016

Kahrl, Fredrich, Andrew D Mills, Luke Lavin, Nancy Ryan, and Arne Olsen. The Future of Electricity Resource Planning. Ed. Schwartz, Lisa C. Vol. FEUR Report No. 6. 2016. LBNL-1006269.

FEUR Report No. 6 authored by: Fredrich Kahrl (E3), Andrew Mills (LBNL), Luke Lavin, Nancy Ryan and Arne Olsen (E3). Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar. 


FEUR Report No. 5 authored by: Lisa Wood (Institute for Electric Innovation) and Ross Hemphill (RCHemphill Solutions), John Howat (National Consumer Law Center), Ralph Cavanagh (Natural Resources Defense Council) and Severin Borenstein (UC-Berkeley). Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar.


Hledik, Ryan, and Jim Lazar. Distribution System Pricing with Distributed Energy Resources. Ed. Schwartz, Lisa C. Vol. FEUR Report No. 4. 2016. LBNL-1005180.

FEUR Report No. 4 authored by: Ryan Hledik (The Brattle Group) and Jim Lazar (Regulatory Assistance Project). Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar. 


Lowry, Mark Newton, and Tim Woolf. Performance-Based Regulation in a High Distributed Energy Resources Future. Ed. Schwartz, Lisa C. Vol. FEUR Report No. 3. 2016. LBNL-1004130.

FEUR Report No. 3 authored by: Tim Woolf (Synapse Energy Economics) and Mark Lowry (Pacific Economics Group). Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar. 


2015

FEUR Report No. 1 authored by: Steve Corneli (NRG) and Steve Kihm (Seventhwave). Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar. 


De Martini, Paul, and Lorenzo Kristov. Distribution Systems in a High Distributed Energy Resources Future. Ed. Schwartz, Lisa C. Vol. FEUR Report No. 2. 2015. LBNL-1003797.

FEUR Report No. 2 authored by: Paul De Martini (California Institute of Technology) and Lorenzo Kristov (CAISO). Click the publication title above to see all documents related to this publication and for a link to the related webinar. 


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