At the Winter Committee Meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Carl Linvill tackled the challenge of designing fair and beneficial distributed generation (DG) tariffs. As part of a panel on regulatory policies for new utility business models, he spoke about methods for designing a tariff which compensates distributed generation adopters fairly for the value they provide to the electric system, compensates the utility fairly for the grid services it provides, and charges non-participating consumers fairly for the value of the services they receive. Mr. Linvill examined current rate structures, outlined optional and supplemental tariff policies, as well as considerations for regulators as they weigh the benefits, costs, and net value of DG. He warned against extrapolating from the extremes and encouraged commissioners to conduct their own investigations into the value of DG. More details are available in “Designing Distributed Generation Tariffs Well,” a paper available in RAP’s online library.