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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
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 November 17, 2017

Public Policy & Regulation in the Electric Power Sector

By John Shenot

​John Shenot discussed the role of policy as a lever for decarbonization at a colloquium at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver, CO....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation June 27, 2017

Rate Design Issues with Solar

By Jim Lazar, John Shenot

In the third of three Solar Market Pathways workshops for the Utah Municipal Utilities, Jim Lazar and John Shenot discussed rate design principles, the types of charges that commonly appear on electricity bills, and rate design options for customers with distributed solar. The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by the Office of Ene...

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation May 31, 2017

Resiliency Projects that Include Solar

By John Shenot

At a SolSmart workshop in Oklahoma City, John Shenot discussed the role of solar energy and microgrids in improving resiliency....

Distributed Generation, Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation May 11, 2017

Solar Valuation and Cost-Benefit Analyses

By Jim Lazar, John Shenot

In the second of three Solar Market Pathways workshops for the Utah Municipal Utilities, Jim Lazar and John Shenot discussed reasons for doing a solar valuation or cost-benefit analysis, provided an overview of key decisions for any solar valuation study, and took a detailed look at valuation issues and examples. The information, data, or work presented here...

Distributed Generation, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Tariffs Download View Summary
Presentation April 13, 2017

Grid Impacts of Distributed Solar

By Jim Lazar, John Shenot

In the first of three Solar Market Pathways workshops for the Utah Municipal Utilities, Jim Lazar and John Shenot discussed the grid impacts of distributed solar. The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy, under Award Number DE-EE0006907....

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
November316
Webinar (video)

Time-of-Use Rates: Methods, Experience, Results

In a webinar for the Utah Public Service Commission, Jim Lazar, John Shenot, and Richard Sedano explore the intricacies of time-of-use rates. The speakers delve into considerations for policymakers contemplating time-of-use rates, different forms of time-of-use rates and alternatives (with and without advanced metering infrastructure), methods for choosing the time-of-use periods, the expected uptake and...