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The Waking Giant: Community Power & Retail Market Design

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President, Community Choice Partners, Inc.

Political economist and executive management consultant focused on market reform, community partnerships and competitive power agency realignments: governance structures / oversight / stakeholder...

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  • Nov 10, 2020

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45 minute talk given for the Municipal Sustainability and Energy Forum. A major barrier to the energy transition is that everything is changing, except for how we allow ourselves to make decisions. Community Power offers a means to bridge this critical gap, for states that view the policy in that forward-thinking structural context. To that end, this presentation surveys the evolution of Community Power models from 1997 through today, walks through the "hierarchy of barriers to progress" holding back our current industry, delineates the specific market reform objectives we're trying to achieve (and why it is so critical to do so), and concludes with an practical advice on how to build the broad-based political support required to set in motion the reforms necessary to manage decarbonization in a stable, systematic and cost-effective fashion.


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Matt Chester on Nov 10, 2020

Samuel-- is it fair to say that customers, when they're aware of the community power design, are generally in favor of it? I'm wondering how much of the issue is reaching those parts of the community that don't know about it vs. finding the right action once they are aware and motivated? 

Thanks for sharing your insights!

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