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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...

Presentation August 25, 2016

Why Are We Talking About the “Utility of the Future?”

By John Shenot

John Shenot spoke at a “Solar Boot Camp” co-hosted by the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) on August 25, 2016, in Denver, Colorado....

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Report February 8, 2016

Designing Tariffs for Distributed Generation Customers

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, John Shenot

Ever since the introduction of retail competition in the late 1990s, the traditional regulatory paradigm that guided the last century has been evolving to adapt to the emergence of new energy technologies and the consumers’ appetite to have more control over their energy usage. As happens with many new technologies, consumer adoption of rooftop photovoltaic (PV...

Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary