In our work to democratize the electric grid, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and partner organizations often submit comments to Public Utilities Commissions, regulatory bodies that provide oversight of electricity markets in many states across the U.S. As part of the regulatory process, these commissions and the dockets they manage decide on everything from overall grid modernization policies to pricing of net metering policies.
Below is a summary of ILSR involvement in regulatory dockets during 2016, including comments we’ve made and articles written, in order to increase transparency and accessibility of the regulatory process. ILSR regularly files comments and tracks dockets that concern issues related to energy democracy, distributed generation, and otherwise improving access to clean energy.
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Administrative Fees for DG
- Article: Pursuing Grid Modernization in a Monopoly Model
- May 6, 2016 –
In the Matter of a Commission Inquiry into Fees Charged on Qualifying Facilities by The Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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- April 1, 2016 –
In the Matter of the Petition of Northern States Power Company, dba Xcel Energy, for Approval of it’s Proposed Community Solar Garden Program. “Comments in Response to the Commission’s February 26, 2016 Notice by Fresh Energy, [Co-Signers]” by Community Power Minnesota
- March 21, 2016 –
In the Matter of the Petition of Northern States Power Company, dba Xcel Energy, for Approval of it’s Proposed Community Solar Garden Program. “Request for a Public Hearing in Response to the Commission’s February 26, 2016 Notice” by Community Power Minnesota
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