Decision-makers are increasingly concerned about the potential future rate impacts of a number of policies and industry trends that support rapid decarbonization, electrification, and grid modernization. In this webinar, we present results from an analysis that quantifies how cost-related rate drivers (i.e., fuel and purchased power; transmission, distribution, generation, and other categories of both non-fuel operations & maintenance and CapEx) and non-cost related rate drivers (i.e., retail sales, peak demand, and customers) affect the growth in retail electric rates between 2020 and 2030 for a prototypical vertically-integrated investor-owned utility in the United States. This webinar will provide an overview of the methodology and an assessment of both the individual and combined level and uncertainty associated with each rate driver’s impact on future rate growth. We will also respond to questions from viewers regarding the research.
The full report can be downloaded here: https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/disaggregating-future-retail