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Title: Current Developments in Retail Rate Design: Implications for Solar and Other Distributed Energy Resources

Abstract

This report describes current trends in retail rate design, and implications of those trends for distributed energy resources (DERs). The study focuses specifically on these five trends: -increased pursuit of residential time-based rates, -development of rates and programs to promote midday load building, -increased application of residential three-part rates (i.e., demand charges), -development of new net-metering alternatives, and -development of new electric vehicle-specific rates. Based on a set of case studies, the report discusses key motivations, rate design variations, and implementation experience across each of these five trends. The report also discusses how each of these trends might impact the deployment of distributed solar and other DERs.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1545158
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Satchwell, Andrew, Cappers, Peter, and Barbose, Galen L. Current Developments in Retail Rate Design: Implications for Solar and Other Distributed Energy Resources. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1545158.
Satchwell, Andrew, Cappers, Peter, & Barbose, Galen L. Current Developments in Retail Rate Design: Implications for Solar and Other Distributed Energy Resources. United States. doi:10.2172/1545158.
Satchwell, Andrew, Cappers, Peter, and Barbose, Galen L. Wed . "Current Developments in Retail Rate Design: Implications for Solar and Other Distributed Energy Resources". United States. doi:10.2172/1545158. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545158.
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title = {Current Developments in Retail Rate Design: Implications for Solar and Other Distributed Energy Resources},
author = {Satchwell, Andrew and Cappers, Peter and Barbose, Galen L},
abstractNote = {This report describes current trends in retail rate design, and implications of those trends for distributed energy resources (DERs). The study focuses specifically on these five trends: -increased pursuit of residential time-based rates, -development of rates and programs to promote midday load building, -increased application of residential three-part rates (i.e., demand charges), -development of new net-metering alternatives, and -development of new electric vehicle-specific rates. Based on a set of case studies, the report discusses key motivations, rate design variations, and implementation experience across each of these five trends. The report also discusses how each of these trends might impact the deployment of distributed solar and other DERs.},
doi = {10.2172/1545158},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
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