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Design Matters: Unpacking Xcel’s Current Rates Proposal

Across the electricity system, utilities’ face a reckoning between traditional rate designs and disruptive trends. As distributed solar raises concerns about cost shifts onto a shrinking customer base, and DERs grow ever more capable, the electricity rates charged to customers are central to industry-wide efforts to rethink the utility business model.