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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
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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
Presentation January 21, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: What, Why, and How

By David Farnsworth

​At the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago, Illinois, David Farnsworth discussed the beneficial electrification of previously fossil-fueled end uses, and how this outcome can be ensured and measured. ​...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation August 21, 2017

Emissions Trading

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth explored the intricacies of cap-and-trade as well as cap-and-invest programs at the Law Seminars International (LSI) conference "Energy in the Southwest" in Santa Fe, New Mexico....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation March 8, 2017

Beneficial Electrification and EVs

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth discussed beneficial electrification and the role of electric vehicles on a panel entitled “Next Generation Energy Efficiency” at the Building Energy – Boston conference hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Electric Vehicles, Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report October 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty in Carbon Planning

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

As China moves through the process of testing approaches and implementing a national program for regulating carbon emissions, lessons from similar programs elsewhere in the world may prove useful. In particular, such a program requires a robust review to ensure its economic and environmental performance. A successful example of program review can be found in the ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation September 27, 2016

Allowance Auctions and Revenue Recycling in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Inventing Cap-and-Invest

By David Farnsworth

In this presentation for Vermont Law School, David Farnsworth examined the challenges regulators faced in establishing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the key steps they undertook in adapting existing cap-and-trade models to produce a successful electric sector carbon management program. He explores how the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative con...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation September 19, 2016

Trading Under the Clean Power Plan

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth delivered a presentation on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan at the 2016 NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Fall Conference....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary