OECD on competition and new electricity business models

This article in the OECD Observer by Chris Pike provides a concise overview of some of the current issues and challenges that innovation is creating for existing business and regulatory models in electricity (and cites Kiesling & Munson 2016, thank you for that!). The main argument is that digital innovation is disrupting the traditional regulated retail … More OECD on competition and new electricity business models

Jeremy Rifkind, thinking big about distributed energy resources

Michael Giberson I’m not generally a fan of Jeremy Rifkind’s work. But, as a commenter is quoted as saying at the end of this BBC News report on Rifkind’s latest ideas for energy policy, “The world has room for visionaries.” At a Prague conference, Rifkind outlined a grand scheme for solving economic and energy problems … More Jeremy Rifkind, thinking big about distributed energy resources

What if power companies became more like banks?

Michael Giberson Chris Davis, at PowrTalk, asks, “What if power companies became more like banks?” Maybe the idea seems a little scary, especially with the way some banks have performed lately, but if it scares you then you are missing the point. Here is more: When electricity comes from distributed renewables, there is less for … More What if power companies became more like banks?