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Report December 8, 2017

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Carl Linvill, Jim Lazar, Max Dupuy, Jessica Shipley, Donna Brutkoski

Electricity use by non-residential customers accounts for nearly two-thirds of California’s total consumption. Many of these customers are interested in adopting distributed energy resources, and many have access to sophisticated energy management and load control technologies. These customers could therefore be an important source of support for power grid man...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Report September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Philip Baker, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

Performance-based regulation (PBR) enables regulators to reform 100-year-old regulatory structures to unleash innovations within 21st century power systems. Our current electric system is built upon an old regulatory paradigm that ensured safe and reliable electricity at reasonable prices from capital-intensive electricity monopolies. Today, disruptive technologi...

Regulation and Governance, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 27, 2016

碳市场设计讨论专题 改善电力调度机制 助力全国碳市场发挥功效

By Max Dupuy, Ang Li

电力行业改革和碳市场建立,这两个政策进程从设计到执行都有着紧密的联系。在缺乏相互协调的情况下,各自设定的政策目标可能会面临重重挑战,并限制两个政策实际作用效果。这两个进程之间的价格信号传导被视为最为关键的联系之一,而现行的调度机制可能是制约碳...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 27, 2016

Topics in Carbon Market Design: Power Sector Dispatch Reform and China’s National ETS

By Max Dupuy, Ang Li

The Chinese government is preparing to launch a national emission trading scheme (for carbon) in 2017, two years after it began a major effort to reform its power sector. To be effective, these efforts should be carefully integrated, but thus far there has not been much coordination between them. This paper, written in both Chinese and English, lays out the argum...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design Download View Summary
Discussion Draft July 5, 2016

Issues in China Power Sector Reform: Generator Dispatch

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy, Wang Xuan

In most countries of the world, power generation dispatch is done on an “economic” basis. In China, however, grid companies use dispatch methods that often are not based on an economic approach. This is a major obstacle to meeting China’s clean energy, air quality, and economic goals. It has led to high curtailment of wind, solar, and hydro power, while les...

Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation April 20, 2016

Challenges for the World’s Largest Power Sector: A Very Brief Overview

By Max Dupuy

In light of falling electricity consumption and an overcapacity of coal, China’s policymakers have taken aim at major reform, including planning and project approval processes, generator dispatch, and grid company regulation. At a workshop on understanding fossil fuel subsidies in China, Max Dupuy encouraged regulators to consider how power sector reform might ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Discussion Draft March 10, 2016

China Power Sector Reform: Key Issues for the World’s Largest Power Sector

By Max Dupuy

China’s power sector is now the largest in the world by a number of measures, and its transformation is crucial to global climate goals. In March 2015, Chinese authorities launched a new round of power sector reform with what is known as “Document #9.” This document sets out a broad vision for the power sector, framed in terms of the need for reliability; i...

Energy Resource Planning, Power Markets and Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation December 9, 2015

China’s Grid Company Energy Efficiency Obligation

By Max Dupuy

Energy efficiency (EE) is widely recognized as a low-cost, readily available resource that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, while providing benefits to utility customers and society as a whole. In China, various factors are driving the nation’s EE goals, ranging from the portfolio of EE policies that have been evolving since the 1980s, to the Air Quality Actio...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability 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
Presentation September 21, 2015

A Level Playing Field for All Resources

By Max Dupuy

Power sectors across the globe are no longer characterized by simple one-way transactions with utilities supplying electricity to customers. These traditional supply-side resources are now competing with customer-side resources, such as energy efficiency and distributed generation, options that also carry numerous societal, utility system, and consumer benefits. ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary