The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Regulatory Policy Exercises empower state utility regulators to plot a course through the wide array of regulatory options for energy efficiency.
Electric and natural gas utilities can play a vital role in deploying all of our nation's available cost-effective energy efficiency—but traditional utility regulation can create unintended obstacles for the utilities. Under the conventional regulatory framework, a utility's financial health can be negatively impacted when it delivers energy efficiency to its customers.
State utility regulators are using a variety of incentives for overcoming these barriers, focused on a three-pronged approach:
Learn more about these incentives in Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency.
To support the regulatory community, the Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group created the Regulatory Policy Exercise, an entertaining, interactive, day-long exercise that enables regulators to explore a variety of energy efficiency policies in a consequence-free environment.
Participants—including utility commissioners, commission staff, and state consumer advocates—experience a variety of utility and consumer perspectives in a mock scenario focused on electric utilities in which they:
For more information on the Regulatory Policy Exercises, contact: