Client: Sierra Club
Author: Liz Stanton, PhD
On behalf of Sierra Club, Clinic Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD submitted testimony in Docket No. 20170057-EI. Dr. Stanton provided an expert opinion that the dramatic increase in natural gas investments have exposed Florida customers to price volatility and that greater investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency would have yielded extensive customer savings. She concluded that the exclusive use of financial hedges to control customer exposure to natural gas price volatility is not in the best interest of Florida consumers and that Florida utilities should instead evaluate and pursue generation diversity, especially through added solar and energy efficiency.