Rate Design

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Sunday, February 11

Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design

9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Ballroom South
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Community Solar:  How the Program Design Can Impact Customer Participation

Community solar is one of the fastest growing areas of renewable energy with at least 26 States having at least one community solar project online and growth expected to continue over the next several years. Many utilities have begun offering community solar programs to their customers who may choose to support renewable development and clean energy but who for various reasons do not have their own solar rooftop system. This panel will provide examples of successful community solar programs in Georgia and the District of Columbia, explore how different utilities are structuring these programs, how the specific rate and program structures used can impact the success of the program, and how community solar programs can be designed for different regulatory markets and lower income communities.  

Moderator:  Jamie Barber, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Manager, Georgia Public Service Commission


Jim Bottone, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Walton EMC

Caroline Golin, Regulatory Director, Vote Solar

Sean Gallagher, VP of State Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

Michelle Moore, CEO, Groundswell

Daniel Cleverdon, Policy Advisor, Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia

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

Adoption of Electric Vehicles:  How the Utility Can Play a Role

As the sale of electric vehicles is projected to continue to rise due to falling prices, increased ranges and tax incentives, there is a growing need by utilities to help support this growth. This utility support may be through innovative rate offerings, rebates for home or business chargers, or consumer education on the benefits of driving an electric vehicle. This panel will explore utility rate offerings and programs that are currently being offered across the country. We will hear from the Alliance for Transportation Electrification, a national non-profit organization, which was launched last November to help accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles and support grid transformation. 

Moderator: Hon. Tim Echols, Georgia


Seth Blocker, Pricing Design Manager, Georgia Power

Philip Jones, Past NARUC President, Executive Director, The Alliance for Transportation Electrification

John Shipman, Department Manager of Electric Vehicle Programs, Con Edison

Jeanette Shaw, Director of Goverment Relations. Forth