Marginal Cost Working Group Fall 2009 Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia
21 October 2009
Hosted By: NERA Economic Consulting

NERA's Marginal Cost Working Group (MCWG) provides an invaluable opportunity for individuals from member electric and gas utilities to convene two times per year to share research and ideas on utility costing, pricing, planning, retail access, and regulatory reform. Membership in MCWG is especially useful as the industry addresses the need for improved energy efficiency through rate and other demand-response mechanisms. These gatherings create a forum for discussion, allowing members to exchange information and keep pace with industry developments from around the globe. Hundreds of utility staff members from dozens of companies have participated in the MCWG.

Directed by NERA Special Consultant Dr.Hethie Parmesano, MCWG meets twice a year. The agenda for the Fall 2009 meeting included the following topics:

  • Update on Wind Integration Study
  • New Order on QFs
  • Critical Peak Pricing
  • General Service Inclining Block Rate
  • Alternative Rates Valuation
  • Conservation and Demand Management Program
  • Hydro Generation Adjustment
  • Efficiency Impacts of Rate Restructuring
  • Critique of "Feebate" Rate Structure
  • Rate Design Results
  • Loss Study
  • Results of Summer Peak TOU Rate Pilot
  • Transmission Rates
  • Strategy for TOU Rates and Smart Metering Infrastructure Planning
  • Treatment of Demand Response in Determining Revenue Requirement
  • Strategies for TOU Rates and Smart Metering Infrastructure Planning
  • Complying with New PURPA Standards Added in 2007

Utilities interested in membership are encouraged to contact us (via the link below) for an invitation to attend upcoming MCWG conferences. For more information, please refer to the link to the MCWG brochure, located in the right-hand column of this page.

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