Rate Design


Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design

9:00 – 11:45 a.m. • Texas A (4th Floor)

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Behind the meter Storage: What opportunities exist for customers to reduce their demand and energy charges?

With the cost of battery storage continuing to decline, both residential and commercial customers have opportunities to realize bill savings which help to reduce the payback time of their investment. Customers can benefit through reductions in demand changes and arbitrage opportunities exist for reduction in energy charges.  This panel will explore the savings opportunities that exist for customers, which for some customers energy savings could outweigh demand savings, and how the load profile of the customer makes that determination. This panel will also explore technologies and software that are available to assist the customer in achieving bill savings. 


Jamie Barber, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Manager, Georgia 


Galen Barbose, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Amy Heart, Director of Public Policy, Sunrun

Patrick Ryan, Director, Policy Analysis & Development, Exelon




10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Performance-Based Regulation: Helping to Enable a Customer-Centric Future

Performance-based regulation (PBR) is becoming one of the most important topics in utility regulation. This is because the traditional cost-of-service regulatory model has an implicit capital bias that presents a challenge to achieving some modern policy goals such as transitioning to cleaner energy resources, modernizing the grid and offering enhanced customer solutions. PBR is hard to do well and its survival depends on gaining trust and confidence that risks and rewards are appropriately shared between utilities and ratepayers. This panel will explore how PBR can drive economic efficiency and innovations that deliver greater value to ratepayers.

Tom Stanton, National Regulatory Research Institute, Principal Researcher for Energy and Environment


Commissioner Anthony, Rhode Island

Matthew McDonnell, Associate Director, Navigant

Susan Mora-Schrader, Director of Utility Initiatives, Exelon