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Title: Impact of Alternative Rate Structures on Distributed Solar Customer Electricity Bills

Abstract

Electric utilities are increasingly proposing changes to residential rate structures, in order to address concerns about their inability to recover fixed system costs from customers with grid connected distributed generation. The most common proposals have been to increase fixed charges, set minimum bills or instigate residential demand charges. This presentation provides results of an analysis to explore how these rate design alternatives impact electricity bills for PV and non-PV customers.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1429601
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-6A20-64990
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2015 Energy Policy Research Conference, 10-11 September 2015, Denver, Colorado
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; alternative rate design; fixed charge; minimum bill; demand charge; demand-based rate; solar customer; residential solar; utility rate structure

Citation Formats

McLaren, Joyce A. Impact of Alternative Rate Structures on Distributed Solar Customer Electricity Bills. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
McLaren, Joyce A. Impact of Alternative Rate Structures on Distributed Solar Customer Electricity Bills. United States.
McLaren, Joyce A. Fri . "Impact of Alternative Rate Structures on Distributed Solar Customer Electricity Bills". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1429601.
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