With the distributed solar market growing at a rapid pace, utilities are searching for ways to respond proactively and effectively to these changes. As part of a breakout session at the Utah Governor’s Energy Development Summit, Carl Linvill explored the impact of solar on utilities, highlighting twelve principles for fair compensation of distributed generation (DG). Sound regulatory models compensate DG adopters fairly for the value they provide to the electric system, compensate the utility fairly for the grid services it provides, and charge non-participating consumers fairly for the value of the services they receive.