This week, we have a live podcast from the Solar Focus conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by MDV-SEIA.

The theme of the discussion: what role utilities play in implementing solar and other distributed resources. We’ll start with a conceptual framework in our first segment and look at some specific utility ownership programs in our second segment.

In our final segment, we’ll talk about the state of play for extending the federal Investment Tax Credit.

This week’s guest host is Tanuj Deora, the chief strategy officer of the Solar Electric Power Association.

Recommended reading:

The Argument for Why Utilities Should Give Up Operational Control of the Distribution Grid

A State-by-State Snapshot of Utility Smart Solar Inverter Plans

Should Utilities Own Distributed Battery Storage?

Georgia Power Is Launching Its Own Rooftop Solar Business

Rhone Resch Outlines All the Ways the Solar Investment Tax Credit Could Be Extended