Project Leads: Katrina Wyman
The electric utility industry is changing. Low-cost distributed generation and the application of information technology have begun to decentralize how electricity is generated and consumed. Utilities, generators, regulators and consumers may each have new roles to play in a potentially more dynamic, information-based and decentralized electric industry. These changes pose a number of challenges for the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern the electricity system, many of which were developed at a time when the dividing line between various actors roles and responsibilities were more clear cut.
The Guarini Center’s work on innovation in electricity law and policy focuses on two core issues:
- Jurisdictional Boundaries: An analysis of the increasingly complicated division between state and federal jurisdiction over electricity policy and regulation.
- New Regulatory Models: An assessment of the opportunities and challenges to change in the overall process of utility rate regulation. This work is based on analysis of alternative regulatory models deployed in U.S. states and in select international markets, and focuses on both the process of regulation and its substantive policy goals.
- Greening New York City’s Homes: The Case For Requiring Energy Efficiency Upgrades
- Stanford Law Review: FERC v. EPSA Functionalism and the Electricity Industry of the Future
- FPA Preemption in the 21st Century
- The Rise of DG: Options for Addressing the Environmental Consequences of Increased Distributed Generation
- The Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745
- Electricity Regulation at the Supreme Court: What Might the Grant of PPL Mean for EPSA?
- Building New York’s Future Electricity Markets: Identifying Policy Prerequisites & Market Relationships
- Minding the Gaps: Identifying Priority Areas for REV Demonstration Projects to Address
- The Merits of an ‘Integrated’ Approach to Performance-Based Regulation, 28 Electr. J. 8 (2015)
- Designing Performance Incentives to Advance New York State’s Policy Agenda
- Toward Policy-Responsive Performance-Based Regulation in New York
- Reforming Electricity Regulation in New York State: Lessons from the United Kingdom
- A Primer on Utility Regulation in the United Kingdom: Origins, Aims, and Mechanics of the RIIO Model
- Performance-Based Regulation to Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency, 27 Electr. J. 20 (2014)
- Environmental Sustainability and the Regulation of New Zealand’s Electricity Market
- March 23, 2016 – Nuclear Energy and the Clean Energy Future
- October 26, 2015 – Future of Demand Response in Electricity Markets
- November 3, 2014 – Reforming New York’s Energy Vision: Implications for Wholesale Electricity Markets
- May 13, 2014 – Dept. of Energy / GridWise Alliance Workshop on the Future of the Grid
- March 27, 2014 – Richard Miller ’87 of ConEd Examines Path to More Competitive and Green Electric System
- March 3, 2014 – Audrey Zibelman, NY PSC Chair, Plots New York’s Utility Policy
- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Speaks at Workshop on Electricity Microgrids