Category Archives: Tariff (Rate) Design

Rate Design Matters: The Intersection of Residential Rate Design and Energy Efficiency

By: Brendon Baatz, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Instead of collecting revenues through small customer charges and a flat or inclining volumetric energy rate, many utilities are now proposing higher customer charges, volumetric rates that vary based on the time of day or season, and, in some cases, demand charges.