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The Poorest Households Pay the Most for Electricity

The Poorest Households Pay the Most for Electricity

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. April 25, 2016. Image credit: philriley427 A new study by Groundswell shows that the poorest American households pay the greatest share of income on electricity. According to City Lab’s summary of the study, the “bottom 20% of earners spend almost 10% of their income on electricity, more than seven times the

FERC Order 745

FERC Order 745 and the Future of Demand Response

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, December 17, 2015. Image credit: Sweetaholic The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 745, which was passed in 2012, required utility operators to pay the same amount for demand reduction as for generational capacity. This permitted demand response to be sold on wholesale markets. On May 23, 2014, the US court of