Regulatory Strategy

Regulatory Strategy

Facilitating customer choice

Consumer protection and service rule amendments must be updated to better support new services, such as prepayment, enabled by advanced technologies. Unless regulations move quickly into the 21st century, new service innovations may be indefinitely delayed. DEFG provides regulatory support and expert testimony centered on market structures, rules and practices, pricing and tariff structures, consumer protection, and other key aspects of the regulatory process. DEFG is focused on increasing the ability of customers to choose the services they prefer.

Our work

  • Prepay Energy Filings. DEFG focuses on energy consumers and the innovative payment solutions that drive changes in consumer behavior and electric sector performance. These include smart grid-enabled prepay energy, which is being considered nationwide. With extensive stakeholder discussions and research through the Prepay Energy Working Group (PEWG), we are well-positioned to share critical facts regarding the benefits and challenges of the offering. Through our filings, we present a line of sight to reduced energy use and cost, as well as support for increased flexibility, convenience, and control. Read More >
  • Series of Regulatory Choices. Our white paper series explores the federal, state and local regulatory decisions that expand the choices available to energy consumers as they construct and inhabit buildings, purchase and maintain energy-consuming devices, purchase energy and manage their consumption of energy. Greater choice increases efficiency. Read More >
  • Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States (ABACCUS). This tool benchmarks the performance of restructured retail electricity markets. ABACCUS identifies best practices and facilitates discussions among stakeholders and policymakers. Read More >