51st State Ideas I Role of Utilities in the Transforming Energy Economy of the  51st State
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51st State Ideas I Role of Utilities in the Transforming Energy Economy of the 51st State

  • The necessary utility functions in generating and delivering power to consumers
  • Additional functions that should be paid through regulated, cost-of-service based revenues as part of the utility's monopoly franchise
  • Other functions that should the regulated utility be allowed to provide under regulated, cost-of-service business models, “non-regulated” third party providers

In the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation’s paper, distribution operations is the core utility role. The utility may also play a role in transmission and generation, but only when market actors can’t offer viable solutions. Accordingly, market barriers must be removed from public benefit goods, including third party consumer support.

Author: David Hill, PhD, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)

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