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...