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Presentation April 4, 2018

Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn discussed the key elements of beneficial electrification for the New York Association of Public Power (NYAPP) annual meeting in Glens Falls, New York. ​...

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Presentation March 15, 2018

Efficient/Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

​Ken Colburn discussed the role of beneficial electrification for the North Carolina Energy Policy Council's Energy Efficiency Committee as part of a panel led by the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives....

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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
February818
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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 February 1, 2018

Navigating the Transformation: The Future of the Electric Power Industry

By Ken Colburn

​At the 2018 East River Energize Forum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ​Ken Colburn discussed the challenges and opportunities utilities are navigating in meeting customer needs and societal goals during this era of exponential change....

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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....

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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