As new technologies make it easier to use less energy and produce your own, utilities are afraid their traditional business model is at risk. A more efficient and diverse energy system means less sales by traditional utilities, and declining revenues.
This short explainer from PaulosAnalysis describes what’s wrong with the utility solution to declining revenues. By imposing higher fixed charges, they are hurting low income and elderly customers, blocking innovative technologies like solar power, and creating disincentives to be more efficient.
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