The power industry has experienced an explosion of investment in and the development of distributed generation over the last several years. Utilities, customers, financial institutions and regulators are struggling to implement customer-owned, community and utility scale projects that promote reliable service, maintain physical and cybersecurity and are cost-effective. Attorneys Joe Hall and Bob Anderson from Dorsey & Whitney and economist Phil Hanser from The Brattle Group focus on key issues currently being debated in the industry related to the successful and cost-effective deployment of distributed generation. Topics include:

  • Growth of distributed generation over the last 10 years
  • Impact of the EPA Carbon Plan
  • Economics of Local, Community and Utility-Scale Distributed Generation
  • Operational Benefits and Concerns
  • Recent Developments in rate design for feed-in tariffs and net metering
  • Legal issues (public utility status, retail wheeling, PURPA, curtailment rights and privacy issues)
  • Project Finance and Development


  • Joe Hall, Co-Chair, Energy Industry Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Bob Anderson, Chair, Cleantech Industry Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Phil Hanser, Principal, The Brattle Group

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