DC regulators consider 'light touch' when it comes to microgrid rules

Utlity Dive: The district is aiming to deliver 100% renewable energy by 2032, and observers say microgrids will be a key strategy. Regulators have indicated they want to ensure their approach does not dissuade development, while still addressing key issues of safety and consumer protection.

"For microgrids that may fall under our regulatory authority, the threshold question is whether and to what extent we should employ a different paradigm such as 'lightened regulation' or 'light touch or light-handed' oversight to facilitate deployment," the PSC said in its NOI.

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