Rate Structures for Customers With Onsite Generation: Practice and Innovation

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    Recognizing that innovation and good public policy do not always proclaim themselves, Synapse Energy Economics and the Regulatory Assistance Project, under a contract with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), undertook a survey of state policies on rates for partial-requirements customers with onsite distributed generation. The surveyinvestigated a dozen or so states. These varied in geography and the structures of their electric industries. By reviewing regulatory proceedings, tariffs, publications, and interviews, the researchers identified a number of approaches to standby and associated rates--many promising but some that are perhaps not--that deserve policymakers' attention if they are to promote the deployment ofcost-effective DG in their states.
    Original languageAmerican English
    PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Number of pages83
    StatePublished - 2005

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Syanapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Regulatory Assistance Project, Montpelier, Vermont

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-560-39142


    • DER
    • DG
    • distributed energy resources (DER)
    • distributed generation
    • interconnection
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • NREL
    • partial-requirements customers
    • regulatory
    • tariffs


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