April 2 — By dispensing with cost forecasts, Ching said the IGP approach provides an alternative to complicated DER valuation schemes being devised in states like New York and California. Instead of developing theoretical prices for DERs to compare them with grid-scale resources, an RFP would allow DER providers to compete head-to-head with traditional utility solutions to meet specific system needs.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.