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Do you know if that's the finality of what they're offering, or is it possible they're slowly rolling out new TOU features that use the smart meters to shift those peak hours based on demand? Definitely seems like a lot to do for little effort if they're still only using fixed hours and not reacting to the grid
I don't know what plans PG&E and state regulatory agencies might have for the future. I don't have much confidence that they know either. It would certainly make sense for them to be moving toward peak shifting and more demand side management.
This is interesting for regulated utilities to make this move and have trouble with pricing. Pretty much all of Texas has smart meters and in ERCOT retail electricity competition is the standard except for Municipal Utilities. There are over 100 retail electric providers. Now several offer customers the ability to pay wholesale prices for their power on 15 minute increments - I have...
How Can Small-Scale Stationary Battery behind the Meter (BTM) Contribute to Power System Transformation?
Who do you think are going to be the first customers targeted with btm battery measures-- those who are 'green' minded? Those who could most use the financial benefits? Those who can most afford any initial upfront costs?
Hi ,Matt I think all of them are beneficiars , the first targeted customers will depend upon financial viability and ability. If it has been left for self financing, the customers who can afford initial costs will come first. Supporting groups will encourage green minded customers to share actively. Also ,utilities can share affording initial costs as means of demand side...