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by EQ Research
June 29, 2016

More headlines about utility demand-charge proposals are surfacing across the U.S. In some territories, these proposals are becoming a reality, with devestating consequences for solar and distributed generation (DG) markets.

But are residential demand charges actually a growing trend? Consider the numbers:

  • 4 rural electric cooperatives in the United States are known to have established mandatory demand charges for residential customers (out of ~850 cooperatives, amounting to less than 1 percent).
  • 1 municipal electric utility (out...