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Rock the Rooftop: Wellinghoff's Plan to Set Solar Straight

The case for utilities to own solar generation behind the meter within their own regulated service territories.
Former FERC Chair Wellinghoff: let utilities own solar behind the meter, within service territory, with rate base treatment.

The Polar Vortex: Was Gas at Fault?

An interview with Frank Brock, gas market expert at ICF International.
Natural gas industry expert Frank Brock, ICF International, reviews the Polar Vortex (winter 2014), and why gas and electric markets are out of sync.

Planning for GHG Regulation

When carbon gets priced, generators will face tough decisions.
Renewables win and coal loses in a carbon-constrained future. Scenario modeling lends insight to capital planning and resource strategy processes.

Microgrid Milestones

Top 5 developments of 2013.
One of the most interesting trends of 2013 was the rise of microgrids. While the hype overshadows the reality of actual projects, several key developments have set the stage for growth.

Biomethane Rising

California policies open the gate to electricity and natural gas markets.
Legislation in 2012 set biomethane on the path toward growth in California. Follow-up regulation is creating a framework for opportunities – both to provide pipeline gas and fuel power plants.