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Presentation September 22, 2016

Value of Solar and Grid Benefits Studies: Alternative Approaches and Results

By Jim Lazar, Thomas Vitolo

Jim Lazar of RAP and Dr. Thomas Vitolo of Synapse Energy Economics delve into questions surrounding the value of solar, including an examination of the relative merits of various types of value of solar studies, cost recovery methods, and how results from these studies can affect rate design and compensation for PV customers....

Distributed Generation, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation September 21, 2016

Energy Efficiency Obligations: a Toolkit for Success

By Edith Bayer, Eoin Lees

In this webinar presentation, Edith Bayer and Eoin Lees discuss key elements of energy efficiency obligation (EEO) schemes. These include, considerations for designing, implementing, and (over time) improving EEOs; best practices in successful EEO schemes; and strategies for overcoming common barriers to effective EEO implementation....

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
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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...

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Webinar (video)

Energy Efficiency Obligations – A Toolkit for Success (Webinar)

Energy Efficiency Obligations (EEOs) are a strong driver of energy savings in Europe and around the world. Many EU Member States have chosen EEOs as an important policy to support compliance with Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. In this webinar hosted by Leonardo Energy and IEA DSM, Edith Bayer and Eoin Lees of...

Policy Brief September 12, 2016

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

By Michael Hogan

Getting the formation of prices in wholesale electricity markets right is key to ensuring reliability, delivering value for money, and empowering and protecting consumers. Yet many of the measures proposed to address what is known as the “missing money problem” instead create a new problem: misallocated money, overcompensating some resources and undercomp...

Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability Download View Summary