Customers Pay When Big Utilities Make Big Errors In Electricity Forecasts

Date: 25 Jul 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This investigation of electric utility forecasts finds that on average, utilities over-predict electricity demand by 17% over three years. These over-predictions help utilities get permission to build more power plants, which may not be necessary for the actual, deflated electricity demand.… Read More

What the REC?! Final Comments on Minnesota’s Proposed Value of Solar

Date: 12 Dec 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The final stakeholder meeting took place in mid-November (right before the holiday, hence the delayed post) and Minnesota’s draft value of solar methodology reflects a thorough and careful accounting of the value of solar to the utility, ratepayers, and society. … Read More

Business Forum: When it comes to good energy planning, Xcel is in the way

Date: 13 Oct 2002 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Business Forum: When it comes to good energy planning, Xcel is in the way By David Morris Originally Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 13, 2002 Recent revelations about Xcel’s corporate conduct have galvanized a flurry of activism by … Read More