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 Rate Design


9:00-11:45 a.m. • Ballroom North

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Green Tariffs:  How to satisfy customer and utility needs?

Utilities across the country have begun offering renewable energy programs, often called green tariffs, to their larger commercial and industrial customers and even to universities and local governments. These programs allow customers to meet their sustainability and renewable energy goals—but some programs have worked better than others. This panel will share lessons learned and best practices, and discuss the extensive considerations of the utility when designing a program for commission approval as well the perspective of the customer in deciding whether to participate.


Jamie Barber, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Manager, Georgia


Caitlin Marquis, Manager, Federal and State Policy, Advanced Energy Buyer's Group

Greg Tillman, Senior Manager, Energy Regulatory Analysis, Walmart

Pete Neetles, Renewable Energy Manager, Georgia Power Company

Jon Piliaris, Director Regulatory Affairs, Puget Sound Energy


10:15-10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Joint Panel with Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

The Latest in Rate Design Innovations

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