NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utility Pilot Projects Could Soothe Contentious Regulatory Proceedings

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

  • Weekend Video: The Vulnerability Of The System
  • Weekend Video: A Better Battery Is Now
  • Weekend Video: How Wind Protects The Farmer’s Way
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Fact Check On The Paris Agreement
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Going Global
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global New Energy Off The Grid
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 16:

  • TTTA Thursday-Big Money Can Beat Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Gets Into The November Race
  • TTTA Thursday-The Undeniable Lesson Of Kansas New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Power Providers Planning For New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What Could Replace Net Energy Metering
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: When Climate Change Could Have Been Different
  • QUICK NEWS, August 14: Talkin’ Climate Change; By 2030, New Energy Could Be Free
  • --------------------------

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

    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.

  • ---------------
  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, August 20:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Climate change awareness rising
  • QUICK NEWS, August 20: The Climate Will Now Change Faster; Three Steps To A Corporate New Energy Plan

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utility Pilot Projects Could Soothe Contentious Regulatory Proceedings

    Reporter's notebook: Utility pilot projects could soothe contentious regulatory proceedings; Utility Dive reporter Herman Trabish says utility pilot projects can bridge divides between utilities and stakeholders

    Herman K. Trabish, Sept. 21, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: Work on pilots is advancing but there is an emerging push to get to full scale deployments.

    Stakeholders in utility policy proceedings across the country are learning that sometimes you don’t know what works until you try it. That’s why the trial, pilot, and demonstration projects increasingly being ordered by electric utility regulators may be a way to resolve stakeholder debates. They offer real world experience, former Xcel executive Mike Bull, policy director for Minnesota’s Center for Energy and Environment, told me. Leaders in the electric utility industry who try to manage the “significant change” within the power system by “‘doing what they have always done’” will fail customers, fail utilities’ financial interests and fail the public interest. “The only way to adapt to significant change is through innovation,” Bull said. “Trials, pilots, and demo projects are ways to test new things and keep the cost and risk of innovation low.”

    A recently-released Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) paper on best practices defines pilots as tests of “technical feasibility” and demonstrations as tests of “business models, customer adoption, and other elements.” RMI’s paper predicted that today's pilots “will test utilities’ ability to meaningfully advance a new set of solutions." Using pilots to resolve regulatory proceeding differences is becoming an emerging trend, according to Autumn Proudlove, manager of policy research for the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. At least nine new pilot program actions were brought to regulators in the first half of this year within solar policy proceedings. They are "being used mainly to test time-varying rates, residential demand charges, and community solar, and many are related to high-profile proceedings, so the impact is significant,” Proudlove said… click here for more

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

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home