Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019 • Renaissance Washington Hotel • Washington, D.C.

Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment


9:00-11:45 a.m. • Meeting Room 5/ Ballroom North

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Meeting Room 5

Sharpening Your 2020 Vision for Community-Based Clean Energy

Community solar is already expanding rapidly in dozens of states, with 19 states and the District of Columbia already taking legislative or regulatory actions, or both, to establish programing basics. Plus, there are an additional 23 states where one or more utility-sponsored programs is active. Surveys by the Smart Electric Power Alliance identified 171 active utility programs at the end of 2016 and 229 at the end of 2017. GTM Research shows community solar growing rapidly, and estimates the community solar market potential is as large as 60 to 80 gigawatts by 2030, with cumulative capitalization in the range of $100 billion. Plus, there is growing interest about how to extend the benefits of community solar to also apply to community storage or even more generally to any kinds of community clean energy. Come to this panel to share lessons learned to date and get visions of what is on the horizon. 

Moderator: TBA


Sean Gallagher, Vice President for State Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

Brandon Smithwood, Policy Director, Coalition for Community Solar Access

Medha Surampudy, Director of Community Solar Research, Smart Electric Power Alliance

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Ballroom North

The Latest in Rate Design Innovations

(Joint with Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design)

This panel will discuss new developments and ideas in rate design such as demand centric time of use (TOU) rates and dynamic locational rates as well as designs analogous to Netflix and Amazon-like subscription rates. Hear from experts as they discuss customer preferences, lessons learned, and how new technology interfaces with different rate designs.


Robert Stump, Executive Director, Arizona Energy Policy Group


Lon Huber, Navigant, Director

Alana Lemarchand, Partner & Principal, Demand Side Analytics

Leland Snook, Director, Rates & Rate Strategy, Arizona Public Service Company