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NARUC's Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design and Compensation Manual

with Chris Villarreal, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, and John Powers, Extensible Energy

recorded December 15, 2016

Thank you for your interest in this PLMA Demand Response Dialogue. This will be a 30-minute conversation with few or no Powerpoint slides.

After the webcast, you have access to review the recording on this page.

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On November 10, 2016, NARUC released the final Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design and Compensation manual (details at . This manual provides commissions with information related to how DER affects rate design, a background on DER, rate design and compensation options, and an outline of how to consider DER going forward. The manual does not provide commissions with answers to these questions, but provides information to help commissions navigate this new and ever-changing landscape. This Dialogue will provide an overview of the manual itself, what it is designed to accomplish, how it can be used, and what’s next.

Plan to join PLMA for a dialogue with these industry thought leaders.

Chris Villareal
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Chris Villareal

Chris joined the Minnesota PUC in May 2015 as its Director of Policy. He is the Chair of the Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Prior to joining the Minnesota PUC, Chris spent 9 years at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as a Senior Regulatory Analyst. Hr also authored several White Papers on topics such as pre-pay, cybersecurity, and microgrids. Before the CPUC, Chris worked in Washington, D.C. as an energy law paralegal focusing on FERC matters.

John Powers
Extensible Energy and PLMA DER Integration Interest Group Co-Chair
John Powers

John Powers has led both consulting and technology firms in energy economics, engineering, and operations. As founder and CEO of Energy Interactive, he led a team that introduced path-breaking Web-based energy information services to electric utilities and their customers. John led Energy Interactive to a successful acquisition by ABB, where he served as worldwide Director of Retail Software. Prior to EI and ABB, he was Senior Vice President of Software and Consulting Services at Quantum Consulting.

Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on innovative demand response methods to meet peak energy load needs, mitigate price, and manage variable generation.

How DR Dialogue Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the two featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.