Utility Regulation & Business Models

Evaluating utility business models, market designs, policies, and regulations within the energy system

What We Do

EMP explores the potential future state of energy utilities, providing a balanced perspective to inform decisions about aligning regulatory and business models with policy goals and market outcomes.

Our Approach

EMP’s research assesses, independently or in collaboration with state regulators and policymakers, the impacts of energy efficiency, distributed solar PV, and other distributed energy resources on utility shareholders and ratepayers, as well as the efficacy of rate and financial incentive alternatives. We also conduct primary research and provide technical assistance on the design and implementation of regulatory paradigms and utility business model frameworks to facilitate their alignment with public policy goals. Finally, EMP produces reports with multiple perspectives on the future of utility regulation and business models and maintaining reliable, affordable electricity service and achieving climate goals.

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Future Electric Utility Regulation Series