Charge Without a Cause? Assessing Electric Utility Demand Charges on Small Consumers, Electricity Rate Design Review Paper No. 1


Solar Energy Industries Association
Paul Chernick
John T. Colgan
Rick Gilliam
Douglas Jester
Mark LeBel

The goal of this document is to unpack the key elements of demand charges and explore their effect on fairness, efficiency, customer acceptability and the certainty of utility cost recovery.