Under a nifty new partnership with GTM, EQ Research has compiled and presented a mountain of visual data related to general rate cases filed by electric utilities in the United States. These graphics and data, available via GTM Squared, include:
- An interactive U.S. map of active GRCs in the United States.
- Charts depicting existing vs. proposed vs. approved residential fixed charges in recently decided GRCs.
- A chart depicting existing vs. proposed residential fixed charges in active GRCs.
To access this data via GTM Squared, click here. (Use the promotional code EQ50 to receive a $50 discount on GTM Squared membership through November 30.)
Through the GRC process, dozens of U.S. utilities have proposed changes that would negatively impact the economics of customer-sited DG, as well as energy efficiency and energy conservation. These proposals include:
- Raising the monthly fixed charge for certain types of customers (often by more than 25 percent), while also reducing volumetric (i.e., kilowatt-hour) charges.
- Imposing a demand charge and/or other fees on DG customers, including PV customers.
- Creating a separate customer class for DG customers.
- Reducing the value of — or eliminating — net metering.
Note: EQ Research offers a service that tracks and summarizes GRC filings by electric utilities in the United States. For details, click here.