Event Information:

  • Tue

    NRRI Colloquium

    3:00 PM2017 NARUC Annual Meeting, Meeting Room TBD, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

    Telecommunications Oversight 2017: A State Perspective

    This presentation takes a look at the findings of the 2017 NRRI Regulation Survey. It addresses the ways in which State Commissions continue to oversee critical communications services to protect consumers, ensure competition, and support the public good, despite reduced regulation and the transition to new technology.

    Presenter: Sherry Lichtenberg, NRRI

    Electrification: The Link Between Markets, Consumer Behavior, and Public Policy

    This presentation focuses on consumer behavior and its relationship to public policy on electrification.  With deepening concerns over climate change, policymakers, electric utilities, environmentalists and others are increasingly championing the idea of electrification, notably for the replacement of fossil fuels with electricity for direct end uses like transportation and space heating.

    Presenter: Ken Costello, NRRI

    Water Distribution System Improvement Charges: 20 Years in Review

    This presentation presents findings  from a 2017 review of state DSIC policies. It examines concerns with DSICs and corresponding consumer protection measures, and provides an overview of some more current considerations surrounding applications of DSIC mechanisms.

    Presenter: Kathryn Kline, NRRI

    IRP from Both Sides Now: Planning and Implementing Distributed Energy Resources

    Combinations of DER are proving cost-effective in many circumstances, so actions to adopt DER options are being taken by policy-makers, regulators, utilities, and customers. This presentation reviews the major types of actions, looking at early case studies to identify lessons learned.

    Presenter: Tom Stanton, NRRI