Technology & Innovation

LPPC members strive to adapt and transform the way they deliver services to consumers to address technology policy changes and increasing customer interest.

 

Principle: INNOVATIVE CUSTOMER SERVICES

As customer preferences drive new electricity service needs (e.g., the interest of leading data center operators in procuring large volumes of renewable or low-carbon energy, the interest of electric vehicle owners in access to robust charging infrastructure, or the interest of homeowners in rooftop solar generation), public power will continue to be creative in shaping new innovative services, while ensuring that costs are not unfairly shifted to other customers.

Educate policy makers and regulators regarding the balance between offering new services in response to customer interests, and avoiding cross-subsidization among customer groups.

 

Principle: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Public power supports a strong Federal role in research and development to expand available generation technology options, support advanced grid capabilities, and enhance end-user services. Individual utilities should retain autonomy in selecting and deploying those technologies that best achieve the objectives of the communities they serve.

Encourage policy makers to invest in R&D related to emerging technologies as opposed to incentives for mature technologies, with attention to technology neutrality.