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Executive Summary: Rate Design for the Distribution Edge: Electricity Pricing for A Distributed Resource Future

AUTHOR: Glick, Devi; Lehrman, Matt; Smith, Owen
DOCUMENT ID: 2014-26
YEAR: 2014
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper
PUBLISHER: Rocky Mountain Institute

The U.S. electricity system is on the cusp of fundamental change, driven by rapidly improving cost effectiveness of technologies that increase customers’ ability to efficiently manage, store, and generate electricity in homes and buildings. With growing adoption of these technologies, the electricity system is shifting toward a future in which the deployment and operation of distributed energy resources (DERs)w will have far-reaching implications for grid operation, investment, and security.

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