Electricity Program Newsletter Archive

All Electricity Program newsletters are archived here so new subscribers can preview the type of content we provide straight to your inbox. This archive also houses all previous newsletters so subscribers can refer back to trending topics in electricity since 2013.

August 2020: Economic and Clean Energy Benefits of a Regional Southeast Electricity Market

June 2020: Rewiring the U.S. for Economic Recovery

April 2020: COVID Shows Need For Clean Air And Cheap Energy. Utilities Can Get Both Via “All-Source Procurement.”

March 2020: Natural Gas: A Bridge to Climate Breakdown and Utility Value Destruction

February 2020: Leading states have designed new ways to help utilities fight climate change

January 2020: How Utility Monopsony Regulation Drove Colorado’s Shockingly Cheap Wind and Solar Bids

July 2019: Wholesale Electricity Market Design for Rapid Decarbonization: Visions for the Future

March 2019 (2): We’ve reached a coal cost crossover with renewable energy – now what?

March 2019 (1): Making the most of DER: international insights for regulating transformation in distribution networks

January 2019: Energy Storage: Still Waiting for Markets to Catch Up

December 2018: New tools to manage financial transition from uneconomic coal to cheap, clean power

November 2018: Investment-grade policy: de-risking renewable energy projects

October 2018: How dumb distribution spending is crowding out the smart clean energy future

September 2018: Three opportunities for regulators to encourage beneficial electrification

August 2018: Proactive support for coal and nuclear plant communities

July 2018: How innovation leaders are fixing the utility information problem

June 2018: Connecting the dots – Saving time, money, and the environment with smart planning for power lines and renewable energy development

May 2018: ERCOT’s summer peak demand forecast: new investment, generator profits, no blackouts

April 2018: The power market fix we’ve been waiting for…

March 2018: Laying the foundation to update utility regulation

February 2018: America’s offshore wind boom is finally here: Which state will win the race to the top?

January 2018: Time to refine how we talk about wholesale markets

December 2017: A year-end update on electricity policy from the field

November 2017: Resilience in a clean energy future

October 2017: Ways to improve wholesale power markets now and in the future

September 2017: Emerging lessons on performance-based regulation from the United Kingdom

August 2017: Getting the most out of vehicle electrification

July 2017: Energy efficiency’s existential crisis is an opportunity too

June 2017: Mind the “storage” gap: how much flexibility do we need in a high renewables future?

May 2017: Secretary Perry, we have some questions too

April 2017: How a cold March day in Texas exposed the value of flexibility – and what markets can learn

March 2017: Getting the Most out of Grid Modernization

February 2017: A Survivor’s Guide to the Debate over Existing Nuclear Plants

January 2017: Wind and solar are our cheapest electricity generation sources – now what do we do?

December 2016: Was 2016 the year of wholesale market reform?

November 2016: How utilities can become efficiency innovators

October 2016: Four reasons 30 percent wind and solar is technically no big deal

September 2016: Canadian Hydro – a lifeline for Northeastern clean energy goals?

August 2016: Financing Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition

July 2016: Alternatives to conventional utility compensation can unlock untapped value

June 2016: Poll shows widespread support for clean energy

May 2016: Texas Regulators Save Customers Billions

April 2016: Utilities in the Information Age – Moving from Construction to Optimization

March 2016: The transmission grid is getting ready, but will DERs come to the party?

February 2016: New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision shows how to manage change: context, commitment, collaboration, and consultation

January 2016: Four Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of the Wholesale Power Market

December 2015: After Paris: The State of America’s Electricity Sector Emissions

November 2015: Performance Management Ideas for Public Power

October 2015: The Future of Demand Response

September 2015: A Tale of Two Regions

August 2015: How Utilities Can Deliver Value for Customers and Society

July 2015: Electricity Grid Integration in the West

June 2015: Should Utilities Own Distributed Storage?

May 2015: Are Policymakers Driving Blind with Yesterday’s Cost Numbers?

April 2015: Do Pay-for-Performance Capacity Markets Deliver the Outcomes We Need?

March 2015: What can we learn from evolving renewable contracts and grid operations?

February 2015: Efficiency: Can we accept less stringent oversight if it means better outcomes?

January 2015: Living on the Edge – Getting Ready for Distributed Energy Resources

December 2014: Will EPA’s Clean Power Plan Really Break the Grid?

November 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 13

October 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 12

September 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 11

August 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 10

July 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 9

June 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 8

May 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 7

April 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 6

March 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 5

February 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 4

January 2014: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 3

December 2013: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 2

November 2013: America’s Power Plan Newsletter Volume 1