NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Common Ground In Texas On How To Drive Utilities To New Energy

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: La-La Land Plans For 100% New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: All About South Carolina’s Nuclear Woes
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Connecting Big Business With New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, October 16: Making Climate Change A Political Issue; Wires Needed For New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Rooftop Solar Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, October 15: Trump Accuses Climate Scientists Of ‘Political Agenda’; Gen-Xers, Millennials Like Solar And Savings In Green
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Bill Maher Talks Hurricanes And Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: Al Gore’s Pick For Congress
  • Weekend Video: What’s The Number?
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Global Economy, Climate, And The Next Crisis
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-A Huge New Energy Boom Is At Hand
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Global New Energy Transition Is Next
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, October 18:

  • A Diet For The Planet
  • 100% New Energy Is The Only Option Left
  • Beach Home Real Estate In A Time Of Climate Change

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Common Ground In Texas On How To Drive Utilities To New Energy

    Texas stakeholders find common ground in utility revenue recovery for DERs State power sector players say DER growth should not hurt utility finances, but consensus over rate design reform remains elusive

    Herman K. Trabish, Aug. 2, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: This story is part of the national effort to reform the utility business model that makes the power system more New Energy-friendly.

    A broad coalition of stakeholders in the Texas grid say investor-owned utilities (IOUs) should not have to risk their revenues to meet the demands of 21st century power consumers. Regulated utilities that advance energy efficiency and distributed energy resources (DERs) should have incentives or a rate structure that keeps them financially whole, according to a new consensus statement from the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER). SPEER members include top executives with Texas transmission and distribution (T&D) utilities, competitive electricity retailers, and advocates for efficiency, distributed resources, and energy management software. Though the group broke new ground by that regulated utilities have the right to financial protection, it could not agree on a specific remedies in the ratemaking process, SPEER CEO Bob King told Utility Dive.

    DERs — including demand response (DR), energy efficiency, storage and on-site generation like rooftop solar — can help relieve system congestion and avoid traditional infrastructure costs, King said. But because of a “complex and multidimensional” set of disincentives embedded in traditional ratemaking, “utilities have no incentive to invest in them, even if they reduce overall costs.” T&D utilities are obligated to their shareholders make investments on which they earn a rate of return by the hundred-year-old regulatory construct that was created to drive investments. Today, utilities need to use new, customer-owned energy efficiency resources that reduce customer costs and strengthen the system but on which they do not earn a rate of return that benefits their shareholders. There is no financial incentive for utilities to do that...click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home