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Presentation November 14, 2017

Analyzing the Role of Natural Gas in Future Energy Markets

By David Littell

In a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), David Littell discussed the risks to ratepayers of an overreliance on building out natural gas infrastructure. ​...

Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Power Markets and 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 November 7, 2017

Energy Markets and Market Design Impacts on Renewables

By David Littell

​David Littell discussed market trends and implications for state renewable portfolio standards programs at the Clean Energy States Alliance's (CESA) 2017 National Summit on Renewable Portfolio Standards in Arlington, Virginia....

Market Design, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation October 27, 2017

Innovative Rate Making and Rate Design

By David Littell

At the Keystone Energy Alliance 7th Annual Conference, David Littell spoke about implementing innovative rate making and rate design to achieve desired utility outcomes from performance-based regulation....

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Utilities 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...

Business Models, Governance, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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
Presentation September 14, 2017

Power Markets in an Era of Low Marginal Costs

By David Littell

At a workshop with Resources for the Future and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, David Littell examined the fundamentals of energy market price formation in a context of cheaper renewable power....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability 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...

Regulation and Governance, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
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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...