Energy Literacy, Innovation, and Economic History: a Recent Talk

The Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) is a foundation that uses its grantmaking to “create a more energy-literate society that’s ready for the smart grid“. Working through local community organizations including educational and religious organizations, ISEIF provides grants to promote understanding of and use of markets and technology to promote behavior change in … More Energy Literacy, Innovation, and Economic History: a Recent Talk

Abbacus Report Highlights Benefits of Retail Electric Markets

On Tuesday the Distributed Energy Financial Group released its 2015 report,¬†Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States (ABACCUS). The report provides an excellent overview of the current state of retail electricity markets in the 18 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada that permit at least some degree of retail competition. The … More Abbacus Report Highlights Benefits of Retail Electric Markets

More on Dynamic Electric Power Prices for Residential Customers in Illinois

Michael Giberson In the comments on yesterday’s post, “Dynamic electric power prices for residential customers in Illinois,” Matthew Scallet, a Power Smart Pricing program administrator, offers a few more details on the savings by customers: As far as savings are concerned, the average savings for our entire customer base is 13% since the beginning of … More More on Dynamic Electric Power Prices for Residential Customers in Illinois

Dynamic Electric Power Prices for Residential Customers in Illinois

Michael Giberson From the Danville, Illinois Commercial-News, a report of a two-year old dynamic power price program for residential customers of Ameren in Illinois: The program offers customers the ability to track in real time, via the Web, the day-ending regional commodity price of electricity. And as the rate fluctuates, participants can adjust their usage … More Dynamic Electric Power Prices for Residential Customers in Illinois

Chicago Tribune: Enable Free Markets in Electricity in Illinois

Lynne Kiesling On Monday the Chicago Tribune published an editorial about electricity policy in Illinois (registration required). We’ve got a lot of electricity policy issues on the table right now. Nine years ago, the political bargain struck to allow wholesale market competition in electric power was a ten-year retail rate freeze, at a discounted rate … More Chicago Tribune: Enable Free Markets in Electricity in IllinoisMore Chicago Tribune: Enable Free Markets in Electricity in Illinois