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11 Aug
Introduction to the California Net Energy Metering Ratepayer Impacts Evaluation
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Ehren Seybert, Gabe Petlin, Katie Wu, Melicia Charles - California Public Utilities Commission
Adoption Year : 2013
NEM is an electricity tariff billing mechanism designed to facilitate the installation of renewable customer distributed generation (DG). Under NEM tariffs, customers receive a bill credit for generation that is exported to the electric grid during times when it is not serving onsite load. Bill credits for the excess generation are applied to a customer’s bill at the same retail rate (including generation, distribution, and transmission components) that the customer would have paid for energy consumption, according to their otherwise applicable
04 Aug
2014 Value of Solar Executive Summary
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Thomas E. Hoff, Ben Norris - Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2013
The objective of this project was to calculate the long-term value of solar to Austin Energy. This information will be used by Austin Energy as input for the basis of a rate offered to customers
04 Aug
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association In re: Georgia Power Company's Application for Approval of its 2013 Integrated Resource Plan, Docket No. 36498
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Opposition Item    
State : Georgia    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
In the testimony, Karl Rabago addresses the deficiencies in the Company’s IRP related to renewable energy, distributed solar in particular. He identifies the major analytical weaknesses underlying the Plan – that the Company fails to recognize the value of distributed solar and that the value of solar is not reasonably reflected in the prices paid for solar energy.
04 Aug
2013 Updated Solar PV Value Report
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : SAIC
Adoption Year : 2013
This Report is presented in three sections. Section 1 describes the objectives of the 2013 Updated Solar PV Value Report, summarizes key assumptions, and provides an overview of the foundational elements of the 2009 Study (Distributed Renewable Energy Operating Impacts and Valuation Study). Section 2 presents the methodologies used in the analysis of the projected solar PV systems and underlying support for the updated solar PV value assessment which is summarized in Section 3.
08 May
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rábago (Rabago) for RENEW Wisconsin and Environmental Law and Policy Center - Exhibit RENEW 4 - Assessment of WEPCO Tariffs (Slides)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Wisconsin    
Author : Bruce Chapman, Daniel Hansen, Laurence Kirsch, and Michael O'Sheasy at Christensen Associates Energy Consulting
Adoption Year : 2013
Wisc Public Service Commission Docket 6690-UR-123. The Power Point is a short hand assessment of way to address rate of pricing issues of WE Energies. It assesses the advantages and disadvantages of several rate designs including: increased fixed charges, graduated/ratcheted facilities charges, declining block, two-part pricing, fixed billing, and revenue decoupling. Then, the Power Point reports its research findings and recommends mass market strategies and future steps to address rate and pricing issues.
08 May
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association before the Public Service Commission of the State of Georgia
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Georgia    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
Georgia Public Service Commission Docket No. 36498. This testimony addresses the deficiencies in Georgia Power Company's ("the Company") Integrated Resource Plan ("IRP.") The testimony describes one of IRP's major, underlying analytical weaknesses -- the Company failed to recognize the value of distributed solar and that the value of solar is not reasonably reflected in the prices paid for solar energy. The testimony proposes the Company improves and increases the market opportunities for distributed solar technology in its service territory th
08 May
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association In re: Georgia Power Company's 2013 Rate Case
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Georgia    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
Georgia Public Service Commission Docket No. 36989. Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association before the Public Service Commission ("the Commission") of the State of Georgia. Georgia Power Company (“the Company”) seeks to impose new rates and charges on customers who install and use solar energy generation systems at their homes, businesses and farms. The testimony urges the Commission to deny these new charges because the Company has failed to substantiate its need to implement tariff charg
06 May
Qualifications and Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago re the Michigan Public Service Commission’s motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations and/or approvals necessary for the Detroit Edison Company's full compliance with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008 - September 5, 2013
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Michigan    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
Michigan Public Service Commission Case No. U-17302. The testimony addresses deficiencies in the Detroit Edison Company’s ("the Company") Renewable Energy Plan ("REP") related to distributed solar. The author identifies a major analytical weakness underlying the Plan and the Company’s approach to distributed solar energy -- the Company fails to recognize the value of distributed solar. The testimony proposes that the Company improve and increase market opportunities for distributed solar technology in its service territory through adoption of i
06 May
Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : North Carolina    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
North Carolina Public Utilities Commission Docket No. E-100, Sub 136. The testimony helps demonstrate that traditional avoided cost calculations are inadequate to objectively capture the "full avoided costs" associated with solar electric facilities and that valuation studies and analyses published over the last several years demonstrate this inadequacy with empirical data. The testimony recommends the Commission address this inadequacy by implementing a short-term and longer-term approach that will better ensure that "full," non-discriminatory
05 May
A Review of Solar PV Benefit & Cost Studies
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Electricity Innovation Lab at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Adoption Year : 2013
This discussion document is an assessment of what is known and unknown about the categorization, methodological best practices, and gaps around the benefits and costs of distributed photovoltaics (DPV) and it begins to establish a clear foundation from which additional work on benefit/cost assessments and pricing structure development can be built. This discussion document reviews 16 DPV benefit/cost studies by utilities, national labs, and other organizations. Completed between 2005 and 2013, these studies reflect a significant range of estima
05 May
A Regulator's Guidebook: Calculating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Generation
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Jason B. Keyes at Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Karl R. Rábago (Rabago) at Rabago Energy LLC
Adoption Year : 2013
Recent distributed solar generation ("DSG") studies have varied widely due to differences in study assumptions, key parameters, and methodologies, as shown by Rocky Mountain Institute's meta-study. A standard methodology would be helpful as legislators, regulators and the public attempt to determine whether to curtail or expand DSG policies. Valuations vary by utility, but the authors contend that valuation methodologies should not. The authors suggest standardized approaches for the various benefits and costs, and explain how to calculate them
13 Apr
Why a Minnesota Energy Standard is a Great Idea
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Minnesota    
Author : John Farrell
Adoption Year : 2013
Presentation made for Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) showing data providing support for the argument that a solar standard is cost-effective
13 Apr
Value of the Grid to DG Customers
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Lisa Wood, IEE
Adoption Year : 2013
Edison Foundation-sponsored issue brief on the benefits that residential DG customers experience from being connected to the grid, and use those benefits to justify charging them for those services, regardless of the benefits provided by DG to the grid
13 Apr
Utilities Want Solar Customers to Pay More
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Hawaii    
Author : Cassandra Sweet
Adoption Year : 2013
Uses California, Hawaii, and Arizona as examples of states where VOS is being disputed. Gives arguments from both sides.
13 Apr
True Value of Arizona Solar, By the Numbers
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : Herman Trabish, Greentech Media
Adoption Year : 2013
News article containing VOS research pertaining to Arizona, including a comparison of several studies on Arizona.
13 Apr
The Three Best Things Minnesota Did for Solar Energy in the Last Week
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Adam James
Adoption Year : 2013
Article discussing the new solar energy standards. Specifically mentions the value of solar tariff.
13 Apr
The Making of a New Midwestern Solar Energy Standard
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Minnesota    
Author : John Farrell, grist.org
Adoption Year : 2013
Article about the progression of the MN solar bill through the legislature; also contains a Prairie Home Companion reference
13 Apr
The Benefits of Distributed Generation: Why Locally Produced Solar is Good for Communities
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : @National    
Author : Cecilia Aguillon
Adoption Year : 2013
Post touting the economic benefits of community solar in all sizes
13 Apr
Springer: The True Value of Solar Energy
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Vermont    
Author : Darren Springer
Adoption Year : 2013
Op-ed from former Bernie Sanders advisor using the state of Vermont's success in installing and integrating solar PV into the energy mix, specifically through cost savings to utilities and all customers, not just those with solar.
13 Apr
Solar Power Begins to Shine as Environmental Benefits Pay Off
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @International    
Author : Diana S. Powers, NYT
Adoption Year : 2013
Article detailing the international success of feed-in tariffs and VOS in producing extensive economic benefits for countries and customers installing solar, and notes that US pricing is lagging behind the rest of the world.
13 Apr
Solar Industry Gathers to Fight CPS Energy's SunCredit Program
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Opposition Item    
State : Texas    
Author : James Boyd, Renewableenergyworld.com
Adoption Year : 2013
Article using Austin VOS program as example for working system to distinguish from propose change to San Antonio program that would make ROI longer for solar users
13 Apr
Solar Industry Calls For Market-Driven Approach To TVA Solar Programs
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Tennessee    
Author : The Chattanoogan
Adoption Year : 2013
TenneSEIA, the state business association representing the solar industry, responded to the closure of TVA’s solar programs today by publicly urging the authority to abandon the practice of setting arbitrary calendar year caps on solar installations and instead, adopt a market-driven model that decreases incentives based on the amount of solar installed and incorporates the value of solar energy into the budgeting process.
13 Apr
PURPA blends net metering potential with community solar
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @Federal    
Author : Felicity Carus
Adoption Year : 2013
Article recalling PURPA, and detailing how it could be applied to help evaluate solar valuation
13 Apr
Proposed Solar Standard is Cheap Compared to Minnesota Utilities’ Rate Increases
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Adoption Year : 2013
Article supporting the Minnesota VOS bill and providing counterarguments to those saying it would be more expensive than current utility rates
13 Apr
Power Grab: San Antonio’s CPS Looks to Eliminate Net Metering
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Annie Lappe, Greentech Media
Adoption Year : 2013
Article that summarizes the CPS plan to eliminate net metering
13 Apr
NV Energy CEO: Solar Has Gotten a "Free Ride" On the Grid
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Nevada    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2013
Debate between NV Energy CEO and Karl Rábago on how to value solar PV; more space given to the anti-VOS argument, and some fear-mongering about the wrong people paying for solar involved.
13 Apr
New California Net Metering Study Appears to be DOA
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2013
Article on utility and solar interest group dissatisfaction with the findings of a new report on net metering. Spin given from both sides of the discussion.
13 Apr
Minnesota's solar requirement could change how we see electrical grid
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Stephanie Hemphill
Adoption Year : 2013
Article explaining the discussion over the value of solar, using Minnesota as an example of where utilities are working to get it right, thanks to a new energy standard that requires a percentage of their generated energy comes from solar panels
13 Apr
Minnesota's New (Standard Offer) Solar Energy Standard
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : John Farrell
Adoption Year : 2013
"Architect" of Minnesota's new solar energy standard explains how it works, and how it is good for solar and for customers. Helpful charts and VOS discussion included.
13 Apr
Minnesota's new solar law: Looking beyond percentages
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Dan Haugen
Adoption Year : 2013
Article discussing the newly signed into law energy act, its benefits and costs, and what parties are happy about it. Specifically references "Net Metering 2.0"
13 Apr
Minnesota to ask: What is the value of solar power?
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Dan Haugen
Adoption Year : 2013
Follow-up article on the new energy act, and all of its benefits to ratepayers and utilities, also weighing the perceived costs
13 Apr
Minnesota solar gets new boost from lawmakers
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Stephanie Hemphill
Adoption Year : 2013
Article detailing the various solar initiatives being contemplated in Minnesota
13 Apr
Minnesota lawmakers consider rate-based solar power incentives
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : David Shaffer, Star Tribune
Adoption Year : 2013
Article on the Minnesota state House Energy Policy Committee hearing testimony on whether or not to mandate the "Value of Solar" rate
13 Apr
Minnesota HF773
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Minnesota House of Representatives
Adoption Year : 2013
Proposed bill establishing a value of solar rate in the state of Minnesota (now dead)
13 Apr
Michigan PSC - DTE Rate Case - Testimony - Rábago
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Michigan    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago), Environmental Law and Policy Center
Adoption Year : 2013
The testimony addresses deficiencies in the Detroit Edison Company’s ("the Company") Renewable Energy Plan ("REP") related to distributed solar. The author identifies a major analytical weakness underlying the Plan and the Company’s approach to distributed solar energy -- the Company fails to recognize the value of distributed solar. The testimony proposes that the Company improve and increase market opportunities for distributed solar technology in its service territory through adoption of improved program approaches, program expansion, improv
09 Apr
Expanded Solar Development Would Save North Carolina Ratepayers $26 M Annually
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : North Carolina    
Author : Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Adoption Year : 2013
New study by SEIA and Vote Solar uses VOS analysis to show the benefits of expanding solar market and installation in North Carolina.
08 Apr
Curtailing Energy During ‘Peak Power Hour’ Reduces Next Year’s Rates
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Linda Hardesty
Adoption Year : 2013
Article introducing a method that can be used to discover the peak power hour: the Joule Peak Power Index
08 Apr
Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric Business
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Peter Kind at Energy Infrastructure Advocates for Edison Electric Institute
Adoption Year : 2013
This paper considers the financial risks and investor implications related to disruptive challenges, the potential strategic responses to these challenges, and the likely investor expectations to utility plans going forward. There are valuable lessons to be learned from other industries, as well as prior utility sector paradigm shifts, that can assist us in exploring risks and potential strategic responses.
08 Apr
Bobby Kennedy on GDP: 'measures everything except that which is worthwhile'
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Simon Rogers
Adoption Year : 2013
Excerpt from a speech Bobby Kennedy gave on GDP and valuation in 1968
08 Apr
Attorneys: Using Solar Tariffs to Replace Net Metering Could Create Tax Headaches
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Tax Issues    
State : Arizona    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2013
Discusses all opinions on Arizona's plan to allow for zeroed out bills for solar customers and feed-in tariffs/VOS tariff. Several well-respected law firms side with utilities, saying that it will create tax problems for non-solar customers
08 Apr
APS - solar industry at odds on value of power from rooftop units
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    
Author : Ryan Randazzo
Adoption Year : 2013
Article comparing the studies on value of solar produced by the solar industry and the Arizona Public Service Co.
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to San Antonio
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Nic Jones (Solar San Antonio) and Ben Norris (Clean Power Research)
Adoption Year : 2013
This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid-connected, distributed PV in San Antonio from a utility perspective.
31 Mar
Value of Solar Rate - Designing An Improved Residential Solar Tariff
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
Published article proposing a new approach to designing the solar rate
31 Mar
Revisiting the Long-Term Hedge Value of Wind Power in an Era of Low Natural Gas Prices
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Mark Bolinger (LBNL)
Adoption Year : 2013
This article proceeds as follows. Section 2 makes the case for valuing wind power as a long-term natural gas price hedge by contrasting the characteristics of a large sample of wind power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) to the shortcomings of conventional gas price hedging instruments like futures and options contracts. Although these conventional hedging instruments can be used effectively to hedge gas price risk in the near-term, they come up short when one tries to use them to lock in prices over longer terms – e.g., over the average 20-year du
31 Mar
Research Paper Timeline
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Bibliography
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Clean Power
Adoption Year : 2013
A chronological listing of more than two decades of published research covering topics in solar prediction, economic evaluation and incentive program optimization.
31 Mar
Public Comment Letter of the Alliance for Solar Choice re Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions, Docket No. E-01345A-13-0248
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Opposition Item    Tax Issues    
State : Arizona    
Author : The Alliance for Solar Choice
Adoption Year : 2013
A letter addressing the tax consequences of the Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions. The letter with attached memorandum confirms Arizona Public Service Company's requirement will essentially exchange federal tax credits for federal taxes, reversing the existing flow of money into Arizona. Moreover, payments received by an APS customer under the Company's proposal will likely increase the customer's taxable gross income. The Alliance for Solar Choice entered the memorandum into the
31 Mar
Net Metering 2.0: The Value of Solar Tariff - Missouri Presentation
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Missouri    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago Energy LLC)
Adoption Year : 2013
PowerPoint presentation on VOS for the Missouri Solar Industries Association
31 Mar
Net Metering 2.0: The Value of Solar Tariff - General Presentation
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago Energy LLC)
Adoption Year : 2013
PowerPoint presentation on VOS framed for a webinar hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
31 Mar
Interstate Renewable Energy Council: Unlocking DG Value: A PURPRA-Based Approach to State Policy Design
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP
Adoption Year : 2013
This paper explores the benefits that could be quantified and incorporated into the development of PURPA-based avoided cost rates, to more accurately value the energy contribution of distributed facilities that serve local load. A comprehensive PURPA-based approach to DG policy design would incorporate many as-yet-unrecognized benefits of exports to the distribution system, including: line-loss avoidance; the ability to make smaller capacity additions that more closely follow incremental load changes; the deferral or avoidance of utility capita
31 Mar
Evaluation of Net Metering in Vermont Conducted Pursuant to Act 125 of 2012
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Vermont    
Author : Vermont Public Service Department
Adoption Year : 2013
General evaluation of Vermont's net metering statute, rules, and procedures, and an examination of benefits and costs.
31 Mar
Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Net Energy Metering in California
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : R. Thomas Beach & Patrick G. McGuire, Cross border Energy
Adoption Year : 2013
Prepared for The Vote Solar Initiative; paper that explores the recent claims by California's IOUs that the state's net energy metering (NEM) policy causes substantial cost shifts between energy customers with solar PV systems and other non-solar customers, particularly in the residential market. Concludes that the utilities' concerns with the impacts of NEM on non-participating ratepayers are unfounded.
31 Mar
End the Utility Power Grab in California: Solar Customers Deserve Fair Credit with Net Metering
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Tool or Handout
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Vote Solar Institute
Adoption Year : 2013
Fact Sheet on VOS benefits to California energy customers
31 Mar
Distributed Solar Value Continuum
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Tool or Handout
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago Energy LLC)
Adoption Year : 2013
PowerPoint slides on the distributed solar value continuum
31 Mar
Distributed Energy Resource Cost-Value Framework
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Tool or Handout
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Rocky Mountain Institute e-Lab
Adoption Year : 2013
Framework document providing clarity and consistency to the industry around the costs and values of distributed energy resources.
31 Mar
Distributed Energy and Net Metering Technical Conference: Arizona
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Arizona    
Author : Power Pundits LLC
Adoption Year : 2013
The Arizona Corporation Commission ordered the Arizona Public Service to conduct multi-session technical conference to evaluate the costs and benefits of the Distributed Renewable Energy and Net Metering as part of the Arizona Public Service Company Renewable Standard 2013 Implementation Plan.  The Agenda for the workshop was stated as follows: discuss opportunities for alignment, energy subsidies, solar value studies from around the US, and SAIC's distributed energy model and analysis
31 Mar
Data Not Drama: Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Net Energy Metering
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Crossborder Energy
Adoption Year : 2013
PowerPoint detailing a cost-benefit study on net metering in California
31 Mar
Introductory Article to the Value of Solar
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Tool or Handout
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
The Value of Solar Tariff: Net Metering 2.0 Increasing numbers of customers are installing solar photovoltaic systems on their homes and businesses. As module and system costs decline, customer demand grows, and more businesses organize around the solar opportunity, it is time to revisit the tariff structure under which these systems integrate with and operate on the electric grid. This article details a novel approach to a distributed solar tariff, called the “Value of Solar” tariff (“VOST”), that addresses important utility and customer issu
31 Mar
Continuing Developments in PV Risk Management: Strategies, Solutions, and Implications
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Travis Lowder, Michael Mendelsohn, Bethany Speer, and Roger Hill
Adoption Year : 2013
As the PV industry matures, successful risk management practices will become increasingly important to ensure investor confidence, control costs, and facilitate further growth. This study discusses several key aspects of risk management during the commercial- and utility-scale project life cycle, from identification of risks, to the process of mitigating and allocating those risks among project parties, to transferring those risks through insurance. The study also explores novel techniques in PV risk management, options to offload risks onto th
30 Mar
2014 Value of Solar at Austin Energy
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2013
The objective was to calculate and discuss the long-term value of solar for Austin Energy as input for the basis of a rate offered to customers because Austin Energy received national recognition as leaders of value of solar and tariffs. Rebates and societal benefits were not included in the analysis.