Publication | February 26, 2020
There are many ways innovation can disrupt your business–sometimes disruption can be acute; other times, it happens so gradually that by the time you even notice, it might be too late for action. In Energy Central, Slipstream’s Steve Kihm, principal and chief economist, and Karen Weigert, vice president business strategy and regional operations, share stories of businesses impacted by both types of disruption. Learn how these businesses responded, the long-term effects they experienced, and the lessons that utilities can take from their stories. More
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Research | December 21, 2018
A series of reports from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory taps leading thinkers to grapple with complex regulatory issues for electricity. Learn more. More
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Research | December 21, 2018
In this article featured in Electricity Policy, Steve Corneli and Steve Kihm discuss how continued improvements in distributed energy resources may erode or even end the natural monopoly characteristics of electric distribution utilities. More
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Research | December 21, 2018
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. Read more. More
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Research | December 21, 2018
Podcast and summary courtesy of the Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF). More
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Research | December 21, 2018
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 More
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Research | December 21, 2018
If regulators want to steer utility investment toward renewable, sustainable resources, and away from carbon-emitting types, they can apply basic investor value creation concepts when implementing policy. The key consideration is the size of the gap between two rates of return. Read Steve Kihm’s blog post on this topic. More
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Solution | December 19, 2018
We recommend regulatory policy changes to create a more economically sustainable future. More
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Research | June 6, 2016
A paper by Steve Corneli and Steve Kihm, Electric Industry Structure and Regulatory Responses in a High Distributed Energy Resources Future, is featured in LBNL's Lisa Schwartz's blog post in Greentech Media this week (June 6, 2016). More
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