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. Panelists:
- Richard Mroz | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Moderator)
- Mary Sprayregen | Oracle Energy and Water
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Market Development
- Michelle Zaccagnino | Edison Electric Institute
Senior Manager, State Regulatory Policy
- Jay Tinker | Portland General Electric
Director, Regulatory Affairs
- Danny Waggoner | Advanced Energy Economy