RAP’s 2015 publication Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future identifies three key rate design principles for an evolving industry. First, a customer should be able to connect to the grid for no more than the cost of connecting to the grid. Second, customers should pay for grid services and power supply in proportion to how much they use these grid services and how much power they consume. Third, customers who supply power to the grid should be fairly compensated for the full value of the power they supply. Many utilities across the United States operate with rate designs that generally follow these principles. This document provides a few examples of utilities, representing every region in the country, with currently effective rate designs that reflect these smart rate design concepts.