3.1.8 Utility Regulatory Design

LPDD Recommendation: “States should reform utility rate design to remove disincentives for electric and natural gas utilities to invest in energy efficiency. Utility rate design should instead create a utility business model where utility shareholder interests are aligned with making appliances, equipment, and buildings more efficient.”

DC’s MEDSIS proceeding

Considering separate tracks related to data and information access and alignment, non-wires alternatives to grid investments, future rate design, customer impacts, microgrids, and potential Pilot Projects.

Hawaii Performance-Based Regulation Proceeding

Seeking alternative regulatory mechanisms intended to focus utilities on performance and desired outcomes, such as increased renewable energy, lower cost, and improved customer service.

California IDER Proceeding

Included a competitive solicitation incentive pilot and a utility regulatory incentive mechanism pilot which will facilitate the deployment of customer demand side programs, including efficiency investments.

Oregon SB 978

Created an open investigation into multiple aspects of the regulatory structure, including rate design, revenue regulation, grid modernization, integrated resource planning, and others.

NY REV Proceeding

A comprehensive effort to change how utilities perform system planning, what financial incentives they face, how they make use of distributed resources, including energy efficiency investments.