Senior advisor Jim Lazar examined the status of distributed generation installation and rate making in the US in his speaking engagement at the American Public Power Association (APPA) Joint Action Workshop. As distributed generation grows, in particular new wind and solar photovoltaic installations, rate makers in different regions are testing several approaches to pricing in an effort to find equitable solutions that promote the public interest and ensure fair compensation to all market participants. Mr. Lazar also described the findings of the recent RAP Publication “Designing Distributed Generation Tariffs Well: Fair Compensation in a Time of Transition,” in which he and his co-authors propose regulatory options for dealing with distributed generation by examining current tariffs and recommending what regulators should consider in light of the benefits, costs, and net value to the various stakeholders involved in – or not involved in – distributed generation. The authors compare such rate design options as low fixed charges, high fixed charges, residential demand charges, and bidirectional distribution charges, with all models assuming time of use rates.