Brattle and Virtual Peaker

The Intersection of Rate Design and DER Technology

Watch this replay as experts from Virtual Peaker, the Brattle Group, Duke Energy, and Portland General Electric share a provocative discussion on technology and the future of rate design, and how together they will shape the ways we can create a greener future. Learn the inevitable changes utilities face, and how distributed energy programs can solve a majority of those new requirements.


Panelists included:

William “Bill” Burke Ph.D. – Founder & CEO, Virtual Peaker

Ahmad Faruqui, Ph.D. – Principal, The Brattle Group

Nidhi J. Thaker – Director of Resource and Regulatory Strategy and External Engagement, Portland General Electric

Lon Huber – Vice President, Duke Energy

Key takeaways include:

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Declining sales as consumers have more options to access energy directly.

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Increasing complexity as load shift impacts energy supply and demand.

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Customer disintermediation as new energy retailers connect directly with customers.