SNL Energy’s Michael Copley Features Article by ScottMadden and ACORE Focused on Evolving Business Models

July 1, 2014

In Distributed Generation Debate, Some Call for Rate-Basing Utility Investments

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently contributed to a new report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) titled, “Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy: 2014 Industry Review.” Michael Copley, reporter at SNL Energy, recently highlighted this report in the article, “In Distributed Generation Debate, Some Call for Rate-Basing Utility Investments.”

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“In the ongoing fight between rooftop solar advocates and some utilities, third-party leasing companies have grabbed headlines as an insurgent class that is shaking up the status quo and forcing electricity providers to consider a future that might look dramatically different than the past,” said Mr. Copley.

“The report, ‘Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy: 2014 Industry Review,’ was written by Steve Morgan, CEO of American Clean Energy LLC, and other ACORE members in conjunction with the group’s Power Generation and Infrastructure Initiative,” continues Mr. Copley. “The ACORE report shed light on some of the policy disputes rippling through the solar industry,” Mr. Copley adds. “ScottMadden, echoing past predictions that rankled the rooftop solar industry, forecast the possible rise of ‘value of solar’ policies, which the firm said ‘may replace net metering.’ ”

About the Author
Michael Copley has covered the business, regulation, and politics of renewable energy for SNL Energy since February 2013. Before that he reported for newspapers and websites in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.

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