Uday Varadarajan, a Principal in CPI’s Energy Finance program, presented “Reducing Emissions at Lower Cost with New Business Models” for a panel on aligning state environmental measures and electricity market incentives, at a Learning Lab for the National Governors Association Center.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a learning lab for state policymakers to learn about current trends and opportunities surrounding new utility business models and electricity market structures of the future. The learning lab presented states with the latest set of ideas on whether and how states can incentivize electric utilities to adjust their business approaches to better reflect growing demand for energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy, along with meeting the continued need for reliable and affordable power. State and national experts explored a menu of policy options from different perspectives and responded to state questions. Participants included teams from Maryland, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin with representatives from the governors’ offices and public utility commissions plus other key stakeholders. Additional state representatives attended as observers and speakers from Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
To see the full agenda, visit the NGA Center.