Interoperable Transactive Retail Tariffs

Interoperable Transactive Retail Tariffs

  • Summarizes challenges faced by some cost-of-service and competitive retail jurisdictions
  • Describes the benefits of interoperable transactive retail tariffs
  • Outlines a model interoperable transactive retail tariff

Transactive retail tariffs can address retail challenges

Both cost-of-service and competitive retail jurisdictions face many challenges. These challenges include divergent customer preferences and needs, the emergence of prosumers, the need for loads to follow renewables supply, the impacts of distributed generation on distribution operators (and others), and more.

Interoperable transactive retail tariffs may help parties address such challenges. A transactive retail tariff is an agreement among two parties (i.e., a retail energy provider and a retail customer) that enables buy and sell transactions at specific prices, quantities, time intervals, and delivery locations. Interoperable transactive tariffs may be deployed by investor-owned, public power, and municipal utilities, community choice aggregators, and cooperative, competitive, and microgrid retailers.

This white paper reviews the challenges facing retail jurisdictions, describes interoperable transactive tariffs, and proposes a model interoperable transactive retail tariff that supports buy and sell transactions, forward and spot transactions, and more.

What’s in the report

  • Descriptions of current retail electricity challenges in both cost-of-service and competitive retail jurisdictions, described from the perspective of customers, retail energy providers, distribution operators, owners of distributed generation, regulators, and technology and system providers
  • Benefits of interoperable transactive tariffs for cost-of-service and competitive commodity energy providers, as well as cost-of-service distribution providers
  • A model interoperable transactive retail tariff that may be used for all retail sectors, including the residential, commercial, industrial, government, agricultural, and electric vehicle sectors

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