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Distributed Marginal Price: The New Metric for the Grid Edge?

August 27, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Metrics for the Grid Edge

The grid is changing from a one-way, centralized electricity delivery system to a distributed, networked system for generating, storing and consuming power, and the technology is changing a lot faster than the economic and regulatory systems that govern it.[read more]

Could a Minimum Bill Bring an End to the Net Metering War?

August 13, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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Ending the Net Metering War

As net metering battles continue around the country, a new conversation gains steam, bringing forth the future hope of a policy that works for both utilities and for the solar energy industry. The minimum bill idea is becoming a focus in more than one area.[read more]

The Myth of Price

May 22, 2014 by Zane Selvans
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Energy External Costs

Our society’s prevailing economic zeitgeist assumes that everything has a price, and that both costs and prices can be objectively calculated, or at least agreed upon by parties involved in the transaction. There are some big problems with this proposition.[read more]

China Wants Time-of-Use Pricing by 2015, One Meter per Home by 2017

January 19, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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China and Metering

China, the world’s biggest potential smart meter market, has just set some ambitious goals for pushing smart pricing and energy awareness to the masses. Now, the question is how these lofty goals will be put into effect by the regional governments responsible to fulfill them.[read more]

Smart Meters, but Dumb Pricing? Not in Sacramento

November 20, 2013 by Catherine Wolfram
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Smart Meters and Pricing

Smart meters are supposed to give you more control over your electricity bills. As a PG&E customer, I can log onto a website and look at our household smart meter data, which shows our consumption hour-by-hour. That’s how we learned just how much electricity our lights were using.[read more]