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Journal Article February 19, 2018

How German Energiewende’s Renewables Integration Points the Way

By Michael Hogan, Camille Kadoch, Carl Linvill, Megan O’Reilly

​The power sector's shift from large, inflexible generation to smaller, more dispersed variable renewable resources has triggered a debate among some U.S. policymakers about reliability and the continued need for baseload power plants, such as coal and nuclear. Yet numerous studies sponsored by utilities, system operators, the national labs, and others show tha...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability Download View Summary
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Die Debatte zur „Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule“

By Raffaele Piria, Magdalena Magosch, Andreas Jahn

Die lebhafte Debatte um die „Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule“ bietet einen aufschlussreichen Einblick in die föderale US-Strommarktpolitik. Die genannte Vorschrift wurde von Energieminister Rick Perry im September 2017 vorgeschlagen. Ziel war die Einführung eines milliardenschweren Förderprogramms in großen Teilen der USA für Kraftwerke, die mindestens...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation February 11, 2018

Advancing Electrification: Ensuring It’s Beneficial

By Ken Colburn

​In a panel discussion at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' winter policy summit, Ken Colburn discussed the fast pace of electrification and principles for ensuring that it benefits consumers, the environment, and the grid....

Business Models, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation February 8, 2018

Getting Started: Rethinking Utility Regulation in an Era of Exponential Change

By Ken Colburn, Richard Sedano, Jim Lazar, Michael Hogan, David Farnsworth, John Shenot

Rapid technology change means cleaner, lower-cost, and more resilient options for meeting customers’ energy needs are or soon will be available. Customers may soon have cost-effective options to meet their own energy needs through transactive platforms and markets. How can utility regulators best prepare for this changing world? On February 8, 2018, RAP host...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
February818
Webinar (video)

Getting Started: Rethinking Utility Regulation in an Era of Exponential Change (Webinar)

State and federal utility regulators have traditionally controlled the electric power industry through their decisions. But rapid technology change means cleaner, lower-cost, and more resilient options for meeting customers’ energy needs are or soon will be available. Customers may soon have cost-effective options to meet their own energy needs through transactive platforms and markets. Regulators...

Presentation February 7, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Gateway to a 21st Century Power Grid

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth discussed the characteristics of beneficial electrification and its role in the modern power grid at the 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions conference in Chicago, Illinois. ​...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report February 1, 2018

中国电力行业改革与空气质量管理:明确机构职能的国际经验

By Christopher James

中国“十三五”规划提出要建立电力市场,加大改善空气质量的力度等目标。然而在实现规划提 出的能源和环境目标过程中,可能会导致意想不到的后果,包括污染的加剧,污染从一个地区 转移到另一个地区,以及中国可再生能源和新的高效火电厂利用不足等问题。 欧盟...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Treasure Hiding in Plain Sight: Launching Electric Transport with the Grid We Already Have

By Michael Hogan, Christos Kolokathis, Andreas Jahn

Declining costs for electric vehicles (EVs) make the prospect of a surge in EVs on the power system seem imminent. Policymakers are understandably excited at the prospect of decarbonising road transport, and the grid services that EV’s can provide. In the rush to plan for more EVs, many are focusing on incentivising new investment in distribution networks to ac...

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