An equitable transition to clean power requires utilities to prioritize input from community stakeholders. Too often, frontline communities and advocates are dissuaded from participating in critical decisions by virtue of the opaque, technical process. With coordinated assistance and capacity-building support from local organizations, there are opportunities for stakeholders to intervene and demand private companies incorporate community feedback.
Back in September, at the Just Energy Summit—a virtual conference this year, hosted by the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE)—the session I was most excited about was the one on public utility commissions. I’m always eager to hear the ways that folks make the rather dry and esoteric topic of utility regulation both relevant and engaging, and … Continued