Working Group 7: Ratemaking

Working Group Leaders

Dr. Carl Pechman


The National Regulatory Research Institute

Ken Costello

Principal Researcher (Energy and Environment)

The National Regulatory Research Institute

Kathryn Kline

Senior Research Associate

The National Regulatory Research Institute

Focus of the Working Group

The “Ratemaking” Working Group will discuss rate structures and regulatory models to enable and support the vision of the future grid developed through the study. In particular, it will assess alternative rate structures as viable additions or modifications to EIMA, components of a DER benefit cost analysis, and utility revenue recovery models to develop near and long-term recommendations.

NextGrid Wants Your Input

NextGrid would like to include all perspectives, and welcomes your input. If you are not a member on this working group, but wish to contribute to the discussion with comments related to Working Group meeting agendas and meeting summaries, please submit those comments to All comments will be forwarded to the Working Group Leader. Thank you in advance for your participation in the NextGrid study.

Working Group Members

  • AARP Illinois
  • Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School
  • Advanced Energy Economy Institute
  • Ameren Illinois
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers
  • Illinois Manufacturers' Association
  • Itron
  • Johnson Blumberg and Associates
  • Midwest Cogeneration Association
  • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
  • Office of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
  • Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Chapman Energy Strategies
  • ChargePoint
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • Delta Institute
  • Direct Energy
  • Elevate Energy
  • Open Access Technology International, Inc.
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Paul Centolella & Associates
  • Plugged in Strategies
  • PROactive Strategies
  • Progressive Energy Solutions, LLC
  • RCHemphill Solutions LLC
  • Retail Energy Supply Association
  • Stephenson Schroeder Ltd.
  • Sunrun
  • Eligo Energy, LLC
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • FutureFwd, Inc.
  • Greenlots
  • GridWise Alliance
  • Illinois American Water
  • Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Tesla
  • The Accelerate Group
  • The NextGrid Coalition
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • University of Illinois
  • Uptake
  • Vote Solar
  • Whitt Sturtevant LLP
  • Wired Group
  • Glidepath