jueves, noviembre 12, 2015

Should utility scale renewable projects privatize the benefits and socialize the costs?

As will be seen below, what follows is in line with the much larger scope of the post Do we want to claim our humanity with a paradigm shift to generative dialogues? If we look carefully to the debate (which must be replaced with a generative dialogue) described in the news article Giant Utilities Try to Kill Solar Power, you will see that it is about developing a system transition under regulation. As we consider the post Conclusive evidence: transformative deregulation is the key to electric service innovation, we don't just avoid killing solar power so that people can claim their right to the sun, but make it the key to electric sector innovation and the best mean to address the climate change systemic crisis as mentioned in the post with the larger scope.

One element of the above news that tells us it's about a regulated transtion, can be seen in "Other states look to California as an innovator on solar policy. The state by far leads the nation in deployment of rooftop and utility-scale solar technology, followed by Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina and Nevada." To avoid the emergence of a new kind of IPPs contract, that privatize the benefits and socialize the costs, the renewable IPP, the element is "utility-scale solar technology," should no have any regulatory advantage over rooftop business model under transformative deregulation, in accordance to the larger scope that says:
Unless we agree that a new civilization has been emerging for several decades it will be nearly impossible to develop the vision of the future and will remain stuck, for example, having central station renewable energy projects concessions and transmission lines infrastructure expansions, under unstable regulatory short run supply side financial capital decisions on the industrial civilization. Such unstable system results in privatization of the benefits and socialization of the losses.  This is the world of diminishing returns that has myopically over expanded installed capacity. This is what makes all the sense for the sharing economy of the new civilization.