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Presentation February 11, 2018

Advancing Electrification: Ensuring It’s Beneficial

By Ken Colburn

​In a panel discussion at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' winter policy summit, Ken Colburn discussed the fast pace of electrification and principles for ensuring that it benefits consumers, the environment, and the grid....

Business Models, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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 November 29, 2017

Updates from the Field

By Ken Colburn

​As a member of the National Governors Association's Policy Academy Advisory Group, Ken Colburn highlighted current trends in power sector modernization at a Policy Academy workshop in Orlando, FL....

Business Models, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation October 18, 2017

Rate Design for DERs and Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn, Jessica Shipley

At an Energy Foundation Renewable Energy Advocates conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ken Colburn and Jessica Shipley explored rate design approaches that support increased integration of distributed energy resources and beneficial electrification....

Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation October 11, 2017

Electrification in Context

By Ken Colburn

​Ken Colburn discussed regulatory approaches to support electrification of transportation at the CLEAResult Energy Forum in Austin, Texas....

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation October 5, 2017

Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation September 13, 2017

Grid Modernization: What’s in it for Ordinary Consumers?

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn provided an overview of grid modernization at the state level at a regional forum organized by The Nature Conservancy at the Senate Dirksen Office Building in Washington, D.C....

Distribution Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation August 10, 2017

Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn provided insight into the concept of "beneficial electrification" at meeting of the Minnesota Rural Electric Association in St. Cloud, Minnesota....

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary