PART II: INNOVATION ON THE REGULATORY FRONT
There is a desire to implement new technologies, grid innovations and clean energy programs. States have policy goals to increase the amount of clean energy and/or to promote innovation. Yet new efforts often take months or years to get approved – or ideas wither on the vine, leapfrogged by new technologies. Why? Because century-old state regulatory systems, created for one-way distribution of electrons and centralized power production, aren’t suited to handle the added complexity of today’s market.
During this general session, state regulatory commissioners will discuss ways they are evolving regulatory processes, practices and structures to keep pace with the dynamic energy industry while providing customers with safe, affordable, reliable, and clean electricity.