Reaching for the Cloud: How Equitable Treatment of Computing Solutions Can Help Customers and Utilities

Posted by Webinar on Mar 16, 2022 3:57:12 PM

Recorded on March 16, 2022

With information technology a central focus of modern enterprise, many industries have shifted from traditional, on-premises IT solutions to cloud computing for scalability, flexibility, and efficiency. However, the regulated utility industry has been slow to make a similar switch. That’s in part because traditional rate regulation contains a bias for long-term, upfront capital investments, which give utilities an opportunity for a return over time, versus treatment of operating expenses, which contains no similar return, even if the expenditure serves the same purpose as well or better.

Based on the paper, Reaching for the Cloud: Solutions for Regulatory Parity for Cloud Services for Utilities, this webinar explored ways that different regulatory treatment of IT services can unlock customer options and savings while encouraging more utilities to seek cloud solutions.

Presented by AEE and the Edison Electric Institute.

  • Richard Mroz | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Moderator)
    Former President 
  • Mary Sprayregen | Oracle Energy and Water
    Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Market Development
  • Michelle Zaccagnino | Edison Electric Institute 
    Senior Manager, State Regulatory Policy
  • Jay TinkerPortland General Electric
    Director, Regulatory Affairs
  • Danny Waggoner | Advanced Energy Economy  
    Policy Director 

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