Utility Business Models

 

We recommend regulatory policy changes to create a more economically sustainable future and examine utility business models in an age of changing technologies.

 

December 23, 2021

Slipstream awarded Department of Energy Connected Communities grant to prove GEBs at scale

Slipstream was awarded over $5 million to establish a scalable business model for utilities to enable more grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs).
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September 23, 2020

Load shifting: the market potential for carbon and energy savings

Building code advancements continue to chip away at program baselines. Some of our tried-and-true energy savings measures come close to saturating the market. It's getting tougher – and more expensive - for utilities to meet savings goals. Utilities can prioritize measures that:
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July 23, 2020

Utility business models: The role of investor value

In the ongoing discussions of the changing utility industry landscape, the term business model is frequently heard, but unfortunately rarely defined in an explicit way. Statements such as “utilities need new business models” therefore ring hollow.
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July 23, 2020

Utility business models: The role of investor value

In the ongoing discussions of the changing utility industry landscape, the term business model is frequently heard, but unfortunately rarely defined in an explicit way. Statements such as “utilities need new business models” therefore ring hollow.
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December 21, 2018

Q&A: How regulators can improve clean energy economics for utilities

Steve Kihm, chief economist at Slipstream, and Andy Satchwell, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher, say regulators have economic levers at their disposal that can guide utilities toward green energy development while improving returns for shareholders. 
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December 21, 2018

Corporate finance and sustainability

By Steven Kihm, Slipstream and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Peter Cappers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Andrew Satchwell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Elisabeth Graffy, Arizona State University
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April 4, 2016

California PUC draft ruling adopts Slipstream's proposed incentive framework for distributed generation resources

In April 2016, Slipstream chief economist and principal Steve Kihm's co-authored paper, “You Get What You Pay For: Moving Toward Value in Utility Compensation,” was included in a draft ruling by the California Public Utilities Commission.
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