Full Title: Utility Business Models in a Low Load Growth/High DG Future: Gazing into the Crystal Ball?
Author(s): Goldman, Charles A., Andrew Satchwell, Peter Cappers, and Ian M. Hoffman
Publisher(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Publication Date: 4/2013

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This presentation poses the following framing question:  Is there an “existential threat” to the business model of regulated utilities?

• Utilities are observing and publicly stating threats from declining demand and lost investment opportunity in supply and energy services
• “Disintermediation” – Jim Rogers, President and CEO Duke Energy
• Significant activity across a range of actors in identifying, understanding, and addressing questions related to utility business models
• Limited experience to date with fundamental changes to regulated utility business models in US; more experience with incremental changes to COS regulation