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Presentation August 10, 2017

Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn provided insight into the concept of "beneficial electrification" at meeting of the Minnesota Rural Electric Association in St. Cloud, Minnesota....

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Discussion Draft August 3, 2017

Tamil Nadu Electricity Sector: The Subsidy Narrative (1989 – 2016)

By K. Vishnu Mohan Rao

For the past quarter-century, the electricity sector in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been defined by subsidies: free or reduced-price power granted to various groups of customers for both political and socioeconomic reasons. This paper, part of the Mapping Power series, explores the history of the subsidy narrative in Tamil Nadu, the reasons behind it, and ...

Governance, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report August 2, 2017

Performance-Based Regulation Options: White Paper for the Michigan Public Service Commission

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley

Innovation in the electric energy system and the empowerment of customers means that there is a need to reform traditional cost-of-service regulation of utilities. Performance-based regulation (PBR), which recompenses utilities based upon their performance outputs, enables regulators to reform hundred-year-old regulatory structures to meet these challenges. This ...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency Obligations, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Discussion Draft July 28, 2017

Political Economy of Electricity Distribution in Maharashtra

By Kalpana Dixit

The Indian state of Maharashtra is the country's second largest in terms of population and third largest in terms of geography. It is one of the most industrialized and urban states in India, but its economic development is marked by wide regional disparities. The story of electricity development in Maharashtra is one of a balancing act between industrial interes...

Governance, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation July 27, 2017

Advanced Rate Design

By David Littell

At the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Grid Evolution Summit, David Littell explored the intricacies of dynamic pricing....

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Tariffs Download View Summary
Presentation July 25, 2017

Western US Regional Market and the Emergence of EIM

By Carl Linvill

Dr. Carl Linvill addressed a visiting delegation of central and provincial energy regulators from China on the topic of the Western U.S. regional energy market and the evolution of the energy imbalance market (EIM). Dr. Linvill's presentation was part of an intensive, multi-day training on the power and natural gas sectors, organized by RAP and the Energy F...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation July 20, 2017

Regulatory Challenges for Emerging Economies

By Ranjit Bharvirkar

At the 15th ERRA Summer School in Budapest, Ranjit Bharvirkar spoke about the regulatory challenges faced by developing countries and explored the governance and regulatory frameworks in the U.S. and India. The Summer School is a week-long course organized annually by the Energy Regulators’ Regional Association, an organization dedicated to supporting regulato...

Governance, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation July 20, 2017

Regulatory Challenges in Developed Markets

By Edith Bayer

As part of 15th ERRA Summer School in Budapest, Edith Bayer spoke about the regulatory challenges associated with delivering reliability at least cost, regional integration, and aligning demand and supply resources in developed markets. The Summer School is a week-long course organized annually by the Energy Regulators’ Regional Association, an organization...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation July 18, 2017

Workplace Charging of Electric Vehicles

By Jim Lazar

At the Summer Policy Meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Jim Lazar shared best practices for rate design that will enchance the viability of workplace charging for employees, customers, and the public....

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary