Investor-owned utilities face pressure to maintain reliability, drastically increase deployment of renewables, and keep retail prices low. Influent’s program provides a highly visible, highly popular solution, in which the utility sites its renewable generation assets on customer property.
Many of your large customers are interested in renewables for reasons other than a direct offset of their electric bills. Their shareholders, customers, and business partners evaluate carbon reduction when they make business decisions. Your customers are as interested, and sometimes more interested, in environmental attributes. Our program develops distributed generation and storage projects that meet everyone’s needs at the lowest possible cost.
These customers will invest in on-site renewables if they become customers of third-party installers. When this happens, you have lost a customer. Permanently.
Influent has provided regulatory support for renewable projects in several states. This service includes meeting with Commission staff to preview the project, and can include intervention with supportive testimony if desired.
Public power providers, whether large or small, are balancing the interests of some consumers in investing in on-site solar with the interests of all consumers in maintaining the lowest possible rates across customer classes. In some cases, the solution may be for you to own customer-sited generation. In other cases, a third-party financier may be interested in owning the asset and selling to you on a PPA basis. We can help with either.
If you need approval from a city council, count commission, or board, we have made the case for renewables to local governments across the country and are happy to assist with this process.