Utilities across the country are grappling with a changing energy landscape as new technologies, including rooftop solar, change the way customers interact with the grid. Utah Clean Energy is working with The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)®, a leading expert on the evolution of the power sector, to lead a series of workshops to help municipal utilities and local policymakers understand and address the growth of rooftop solar technologies. Workshops are open to all municipal power and local government representative and are free to attend.
Please RSVP for each workshop:
- April 13: Grid Impacts of Distributed Solar (Location: Provo Power)
- May 11: Solar Valuation & Cost/Benefit Analyses (Location: Kaysville)
- June (Final Date TBD): Rate Design & Solar (Webinar)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Each workshop will begin with a presentation from RAP focused on a specific topic, including the grid impacts of distributed solar (April 13), solar valuation and cost/benefit analyses (May 11), and rate design alternatives to net metering (June 15). The remainder of the time will be available for questions and discussion. These targeted workshops will offer municipal utilities and local government officials in Utah an opportunity to exchange ideas, engage in group problem solving, and gather lessons learned from other states. Municipal representatives can expect to build upon their knowledge and toolset to evaluate net metering programs, consider alternative rate designs for rooftop solar, and create policies that are fair for all customers and designed to keep utility costs low in the long term.
The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)® is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future.
We are former utility and environmental regulators, industry executives, system operators, and other policymakers and officials with extensive experience in the power sector.
RAP’s global team has first-hand knowledge of the constraints and challenges policymakers face. Building on peer-to-peer relationships, RAP helps energy and air quality regulators and NGOs navigate the complexities of power sector policy, regulation, and markets. Policymakers and other stakeholders depend on RAP staff for reliable and relevant information and assistance.
Workshop #1: Grid Impacts of Distributed Solar
Date & Time: April 13, 1PM – 5PM
Workshop #2: Solar Valuation and Cost/Benefit Analyses
Date & Time: May 11, 1PM – 5PM
Workshop #3: Rate Design & Solar
Date & Time: June (Date TBD), 1PM – 2:30PM
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, the Energy Department supports efforts by private companies, universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. Learn more at energy.gov/sunshot.