Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar on November 6, 2017, titled "Value-Added Electricity Services: New Roles for Utilities and Third-Party Providers." To view a video of the recording click here

New energy generation, storage, delivery, and end-use technologies support a broad range of value-added electricity services for retail electricity customers. Sophisticated energy management services, distributed generation coupled with storage, and electric vehicle charging are just a few examples of emerging offerings.

Who should provide value-added services — utilities or third parties, or both, and under what conditions? What policy and regulatory changes may be needed to promote competition and innovation, to account for utility costs to enable these services, and to protect consumers?

The report approaches the issues from three perspectives: utilities, third-party service providers, and consumers:

  • Jonathan Blansfield and Lisa Wood, Institute for Electric Innovation
  • Ryan Katofsky, Benjamin Stafford and Danny Waggoner, Advanced Energy Economy
  • National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates 


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FEUR Report No. 9

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This report was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability – Electricity Policy Technical Assistance Program and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Solar Energy Technologies Office under Task 1.4.29 – Future Electric Utility Regulation of DOE’s Grid Modernization Initiative. Lisa Schwartz, with Berkeley Lab's Electricity Markets and Policy Group, is the project manager and technical editor. 

To see more information on this report series, click here.


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