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Journal Article February 19, 2018

How German Energiewende’s Renewables Integration Points the Way

By Michael Hogan, Camille Kadoch, Carl Linvill, Megan O’Reilly

​The power sector's shift from large, inflexible generation to smaller, more dispersed variable renewable resources has triggered a debate among some U.S. policymakers about reliability and the continued need for baseload power plants, such as coal and nuclear. Yet numerous studies sponsored by utilities, system operators, the national labs, and others show tha...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability 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
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...

Policy Brief

Treasure Hiding in Plain Sight: Launching Electric Transport with the Grid We Already Have

By Michael Hogan, Christos Kolokathis, Andreas Jahn

Declining costs for electric vehicles (EVs) make the prospect of a surge in EVs on the power system seem imminent. Policymakers are understandably excited at the prospect of decarbonising road transport, and the grid services that EV’s can provide. In the rush to plan for more EVs, many are focusing on incentivising new investment in distribution networks to ac...

Demand Response, Distribution Resource Planning, Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief January 19, 2018

Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Network tariff design for a smart future

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan, Andreas Jahn

Network charges—the fees paid by consumers to cover the costs for power lines and other network assets and services—are steadily increasing across Europe. In one respect, this is not surprising, as these costs are expected to increase as the network is updated to accommodate new distributed activities, such as electric vehicle charging and distributed generat...

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
February117
Webinar (video)

Capacity Markets 101: Understanding Options for Alberta (Webinar)

  During this informational webinar hosted by the Pembina Institute, RAP’s Michael Hogan explores what capacity markets are, key design principles, and lessons learned from other jurisdictions. Sara Hastings-Simon, associate regional director, Alberta at the Pembina Institute moderates the session, including a Q&A.