RAP Principal Janine Migden-Ostrander addressed the American Forestry and Paper Association on October 4th, 2012, with a presentation on the current changes to traditional US electricity market models. Given the increased focus on energy efficiency, demand response, combined heat and power, distributed energy, and renewable energy, Ms. Migden-Ostrander explored the multi-tiered benefits of these changing dynamics for industrial customers.

While not only improving the environmental sustainability of industrial energy use, these models provide the customer with tools to proactively manage their energy use and associated costs, increase energy independence, and potentially create revenue streams. In her presentation, Ms. Migden-Ostrander highlighted RAP’s Deep Dive project in Arkansas, which considers lost-revenue mechanisms, incentives, program expansion, and integrated resource planning.