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March12017
Webinar (video)

Flexible and Customizable: Designing Decoupling for Your State (Webinar)

Under traditional regulation, utilities make more money when they sell more electricity. Yet this equation can conflict with the public policy objectives of utility and environmental regulators. In response, some states have adopted or are considering utility revenue regulation—or “decoupling”—to mitigate risks to utilities and consumers, and to deal with potential revenue shortfalls caused by…

January242017
Workshop

Market-based Instruments for Energy Efficiency—Policy Choice and Design for the Energy Transition

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments (MBIs) for the delivery of energy efficiency. The study examines market mechanisms and economic instruments such as auctions and tendering programmes, utility obligations, and white certificates, analysing the choices that policymakers face and the…

January172017
Webinar (video)

Harness the Momentum of Power Sector Transformation: Opportunities for 2017 (Webinar)

As we head into 2017, the U.S. power sector continues its steady, technology-driven transformation. There is intense action in the states. Utility commissions, policymakers, and the private sector have unprecedented opportunities to add value while resetting the balance between regulation and markets to reflect the increasing role of customers. How should the many decision-makers respond?…

October252016
Webinar (video)

Hitting the Mark on Missing Money: How to Ensure Reliability at Least Cost to Consumers (Webinar)

Energy markets are often said to suffer from a “missing money” problem. While the analysis behind these claims is often muddled, there can be legitimate concerns about whether energy markets are adequately remunerating needed investment. In assessing proposals to address these concerns, regulators and policymakers must avoid creating a different problem: misallocated money, overcompensating some…

September222016
Webinar (video)

The Value of Solar: Assessing the Benefits, the Costs, and What it May Mean for Net Energy Metering (Webinar)

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, installations of solar photovoltaics (PV) have grown from 1.2 GW in 2008 to an estimated 30 GW today, generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 5.7 million homes. This dramatic increase is raising questions—and some controversy—about the value solar generation brings to the grid. How this value…