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Presentation September 12, 2017

Non-Traditional Regulation: A Survey

By Frederick Weston

At a workshop for the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Frederick Weston explored performance-based regulation around the United States and in other parts of the world, identifying key program design questions for regulators as they consider how best to align the private interest with the public....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation December 9, 2016

Regional Air Quality Planning: Energy and Air Quality Integration

By Frederick Weston

As part of "Pollution Management and Environmental Health Business Week" in Beijing, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau hosted a series of events with the support of the World Bank. At an international workshop on air quality management in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Rick Weston spoke to provincial polic...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report November 8, 2016

Revenue Regulation and Decoupling: A Guide to Theory and Application (incl. Case Studies)

By Jim Lazar, Frederick Weston, Wayne Shirley, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Dave Lamont, Elizabeth Watson

Under traditional regulation, utilities make more money when they sell more energy. Yet this reality is at odds with explicit public policy objectives that utility and environmental regulators are charged with achieving, including economic efficiency and environmental protection. Many utility-sector stakeholders have recognized the conflicts implicit in tradition...

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
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电力行业: 深化改革,降低排放,改善空气质量,促进经济增长

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Anders Hove

电力行业耗煤约占中国每年煤炭消费总量的一半。为此,中国要实现空气质量治理方面的宏伟目标,落实在煤炭消费控制、能源效率、可再生能源和碳排放方面的政策,电力行业必须在政策、法规、市场和经营模式方面做出改变。 2015年3月,中共中央和国务院发布了《关于进...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report August 18, 2015

美国低碳电力行业监管的国际经验

By Max Dupuy, Riley Allen, David Crossley, Frederick Weston, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Kevin Porter

电力需求侧管理杂志于2015年7月在环球揽萃栏目节选刊登了睿博能源智库受世界银行委托撰写的报告。基于对美国电力行业监管的经验,文章介绍了美国监管机构及其职能,并结合实例深入地阐述了美国在能效资源的获取、定价和融资以及与此相关的电网公司收入监管、激励机...

Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation July 21, 2015

Non-Wires Alternatives to Grid Congestion

By Frederick Weston

As the U.S. power transmission and distribution infrastructure ages, utilities are faced with the challenge of connecting new generation sources—particularly remotely-located renewable energy sources—addressing unexpected equipment failure, and the need for access to more economic sources of energy and peak capacity. Many utilities respond with costly investm...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Non-Transmission Alternatives, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Presentation January 20, 2015

Foundations of Energy Regulation

By Frederick Weston, Richard Cowart, Richard Sedano

With electricity being one of the defining features of a modern economy and the power industry currently undergoing great change, it is critical that energy regulators consciously align the private interest with the public good and balance regulation with market forces. In a unique opportunity, the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee invited RAP ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report December 11, 2014

Power Market Operations and System Reliability

By Michael Hogan, Frederick Weston

Achieving Europe’s low-carbon goals while maintaining a competitive and secure power system requires a refined market designed to drive transformation at least cost. The Pentalateral Energy Forum, an initiative of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, is exploring optimal market design within and among their borders. T...

Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation September 19, 2014

Selected International Experience with Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

By Frederick Weston

The Forel Institute of the University of Geneva invited Rick Weston to share international experience with energy efficiency obligations (EEO)—the cornerstone of the European Energy Efficiency Directive. An energy efficiency obligation is a regulatory mechanism requiring obligated parties to meet quantitative energy saving targets. The targets must be met by de...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report May 20, 2014

Market Mechanisms for Resource Adequacy and System Security: Framing the Issues

By Michael Hogan, Jan Rączka, Frederick Weston, Edith Bayer

Delivering investment for a reliable power supply to consumers at a reasonable cost has always been a central objective of power market design, and various approaches to this challenge have been adopted in Europe and elsewhere. Where a competitive wholesale energy market has been adopted, as in Europe, energy prices are intended to be the primary driver of both s...

Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary