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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…

August252016
Webinar (video)

Leveraging Power Markets to Achieve a Reliable, Least-Cost Transition to a Low-Carbon Power System (Webinar)

Reliability stands as one of the three pillars governing electric sector policymaking, along with environmental sustainability and affordability. As we pursue the necessary transition to a low-carbon power system, we must also maintain an acceptable standard of reliability at the lowest reasonable cost. This transition is taking place, in many regions, against the background of…

June202016
Workshop

RAP’s Jahn to Testify on Industrial Demand Response before German Federal Parliament

As part of Germany’s Energiewende—or shift to sustainable, clean energy resources—the increase in variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar is precipitating a major transformation of the electricity grid and its operation. The value of consumers and distributed energy generators as a transmission and distribution system resource is soaring. The German Federal Parliament’s…