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Presentation March 6, 2018

Performance-Based Regulation (PBR): Focus on Outcomes

By Camille Kadoch, Jim Lazar

Camille Kadoch and Jim Lazar explored performance-based regulation as an innovative tool for meeting the challenges and opportunities of today's power sector. ​They presented to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance in Savannah, Georgia.  ...

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Report February 24, 2018

Enabling Third-Party Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, John Shenot, Camille Kadoch, Max Dupuy, Carl Linvill

This paper was written to assist the Public Service Commission of Arkansas as it seeks to remove barriers to entry for aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs), encourage customer participation—the key to the success of DERs —and incentivize utility cooperation and support. Additionally, the Arkansas Commission was interested in the sale of aggregat...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report February 23, 2018

Recommendations for Ohio’s Power Forward Inquiry

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Camille Kadoch, Joni Sliger

Traditional “cost-of-service” regulation, where the rate of return is set on rate base, gives utilities incentives to invest in additional infrastructure to increase their own revenues, even when less expensive options are available to meet customers’ needs. The adoption of distributed generation can raise tensions within a traditional cost of service syste...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Market Design, Reliability, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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
Presentation November 9, 2017

Harnessing Performance-Based Regulation to Address 21st Century Challenges

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Jan Rosenow

​In a webinar held on November 9, 2017, the lead authors from RAP’s report "Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation" joined Edison Electric Institute to highlight successful examples of performance-based regulation in practice in the U.K., Denmark, France, Mexico, India, and the United States. David Littell, Camille Kadoch, and Dr. Jan Rosenow also di...

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Governance, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation October 5, 2017

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 2)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Jan Rosenow

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for a better, cleaner, more reliable, and lower cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches in order to align...

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Webinar (video)

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 2)

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for a better, cleaner, more reliable, and lower cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches to align regulation’s inherent incentives...

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Webinar (video)

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 1) (Webinar)

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for a better, cleaner, more reliable, and lower-cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches to align regulation’s inherent incentives with...

Presentation September 21, 2017

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 1)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for a better, cleaner, more reliable and lower-cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches to align regulatio...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Report September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Philip Baker, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

Performance-based regulation (PBR) enables regulators to reform 100-year-old regulatory structures to unleash innovations within 21st century power systems. Our current electric system is built upon an old regulatory paradigm that ensured safe and reliable electricity at reasonable prices from capital-intensive electricity monopolies. Today, disruptive technologi...

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