“No company in a real market would ever price that way.” If you’ve discussed electricity pricing much, you’ve surely heard this said by a person opposed to one retail tariff … Continue Reading Is Electricity Pricing Different from “Real Markets”? Should It Be?
One delightful aspect of teaching an MBA course in energy and environmental markets is getting together with my former students as they pursue careers in the industries I study. I … Continue Reading Is Distributed Generation the Answer to Regulatory Dysfunction?
Both Max and Lucas have recently written on this blog about the need to price gasoline appropriately. I agree with them…mostly. I mean, how could I disagree with them? I’m … Continue Reading Driving Taxes for the 21st Century
Big news! If you live in California, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, or a few other states you may soon have the opportunity to ditch your local investor-owned utility and buy … Continue Reading Is “Community Choice” Electric Supply a Solution or a Problem?
If you’ve installed solar at your home and are now basking in the I’m-saving-the-planet warm glow, you may be in for a splash of ice water. There’s a good chance … Continue Reading Double Counting Virtue
Just before Christmas, an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission put a shiny package with a big bow under the tree for distributed solar PV companies, and … Continue Reading Billing Tweaks Don’t Make Net Metering Good Policy
Shouldn’t a 2000-square-foot house in San Francisco cost the same as in Omaha? If you answered yes, then time-varying electricity pricing won’t make much sense to you either. And you … Continue Reading If You Like Your Time-invariant Electricity Price, You Can Keep It