Utilities shouldn’t control production & grid

coal-valmont-side-vieweditors-blog-entry3It’s pretty clear what the problem is with the Big Utility Model in the United States, where utilities are trying to throttle down on homeowners’ right to generate their own (solar) electricity by pushing back against net metering –>

The same guys who produce the electricity ALSO own the distribution network over which that electricity runs. That’s gotta change — yesterday!

When the same entity owns the means of production AND distribution, it can clamp down/shut down the network to stifle competitors.

It’s time to break up the utility into one production entity that is COMPLETELY seperate from the entity responsible for building out and maintaining the distributive network, i.e. “the grid”. 

Simple. As. That.