Research Papers and Presentations

Effective Regulation
Litigation Adversaries and Public Interest Partners: Practice Principles for New Regulatory Lawyers Read more
"Regulatory Capture": Sources and Solutions Read more
Connecticut: How can we mesh policy leadership with traditional utility regulation? Read more
Cost-Effective Demand Response Requires Coordinated State–Federal Actions Read more
Certification of Regulatory Professionals Read more
Interconnection Animus:  Do Regulatory Procedures Create a "Tragedy of the Commons"?  Can Regulators Defer Gratification in Favor of the Big Picture? Read more
Effective Regulation: Do Today’s Regulators Have What It Takes? Read more
In the Matter of a Review of the Missouri Public  Service Commission’s Standard of Conduct Rules and Conflicts of Interest Policies Read more
Evaluating Nuclear Generation: Is Objectivity Impeded by Uncertainties in the Principles and Institutions of U.S. Utility Regulation? Read more
Ratemaking
Are Regulators Allowing Returns on Equity Above the Real Cost of Equity? Read more
Demand Response: Can FERC and States Do More? Read more
Demand Response: Background Materials Read more
Riders, Trackers, Surcharges, Pre-Approvals and Decoupling: How Do They Affect the Cost of Equity? Read more
"Excessive Burden" or "Something More Than a Small Dent"? The Supreme Court Parses Mobile-Sierra Read more
"Incentives" for Purchased Power: Compensation for Risk or Reward for Inefficiency? Read more
Market Structure
When Technology Gives Customers Choices, What Happens to Traditional Monopolies? Read more
Democratizing Demand and Diversifying Supply: Legal and Economic Principles for the Microgrid Era Read more
Infrastructure, Market Structure, and Utility Performance: Is the Law of Regulation Ready? Read more
Regional Electricity Planning: Unavoidable Constraints, Possible Solutions Read more
"Excessive Burden" or "Something More Than a Small Dent"? The Supreme Court Parses Mobile-Sierra Read more
Reassessing Retail Competition: A Chance to Modify the Mix Read more
Promoting Competitive Electricity markets Through Community Purchasing: The Role of Municipal Aggregation Read more
FERC Order 1000
“Non-Transmission Alternatives”: FERC’s “Comparable Consideration” Needs Correction Read more
Who Should Do What? How Order 1000's Regional Transmission Planning Can Support State Resource Planning Read more
Order 1000 Narrows the “Right of First Refusal”: Will Regional Processes be Cost-Effective and Nondiscriminatory? Read more
Order 1000: Can We Make the Transmission Providers’ Obligations Effective and Enforceable? Read more
Demand Response: Can FERC and States Do More? Read more
Demand Response: Background Materials Read more
Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy: Can States Influence Federal Power Act Prices Without Being Preempted? Read more
Regulatory Support for Renewable Energy and Carbon Reduction: Can We Resolve the Tensions Among Our Overlapping Policies and Roles? Read more
Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions Read more
Renewable Portfolio Standards and the North American Free Trade Agreement Read more
The Renewables Portfolio Standard: A Practical Guide Read more
Climate Change
Order 1000 Narrows the “Right of First Refusal”: Will Regional Processes be Cost-Effective and Nondiscriminatory? Read more
Regulatory Support for Renewable Energy and Carbon Reduction: Can We Resolve the Tensions Among Our Overlapping Policies and Roles? Read more
Broadband's Role in Smart Grid's Success: Seven Jurisdictional Challenges Read more
Demand Response and Aggregators of Retail Customers: Legal, Economic, and Jurisdictional Issues Read more
Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions Read more
Renewable Portfolio Standards and the North American Free Trade Agreement Read more
The Renewables Portfolio Standard: A Practical Guide Read more
State–Federal Relations
Demand Response: Can FERC and States Do More? Read more
Demand Response: Background Materials Read more
Eminent Domain Read more
Cost-Effective Demand Response Requires Coordinated State–Federal Actions Read more
Regulatory Support for Renewable Energy and Carbon Reduction: Can We Resolve the Tensions Among Our Overlapping Policies and Roles? Read more
Broadband's Role in Smart Grid's Success: Seven Jurisdictional Challenges Read more
Demand Response and Aggregators of Retail Customers: Legal, Economic, and Jurisdictional Issues Read more
Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions Read more
Interconnection Animus:  Do Regulatory Procedures Create a "Tragedy of the Commons"?  Can Regulators Defer Gratification in Favor of the Big Picture? Read more
Regional Electricity Planning: Unavoidable Constraints, Possible Solutions Read more
Prescription Drug Pricing:  Constitutional Boundaries on State Legislation Read more
Capital Projects
Eminent Domain Read more
Riders, Trackers, Surcharges, Pre-Approvals and Decoupling: How Do They Affect the Cost of Equity? Read more
Infrastructure, Market Structure, and Utility Performance: Is the Law of Regulation Ready? Read more
Pre-Approval Commitments: When And Under What Conditions Should Regulators Commit Ratepayer Dollars to Utility-Proposed Capital Projects? Read more
Joint Demonstration Projects: Options for Regulatory Treatment Read more
Evaluating Nuclear Generation: Is Objectivity Impeded by Uncertainties in the Principles and Institutions of U.S. Utility Regulation? Read more
The Regulatory Treatment of Embedded Costs Exceeding Market Prices: Transition to a Competitive Electric Generation Market Read more
Corporate Structure
Corporate Structure Events Involving Regulated Utilities: The Need for a Multidisciplinary, Multijurisdictional Approach Read more
Mergers and Acquisitions: Competition and Cost–Benefit Analysis Read more