Filter

Knowledge Center Results

Found 22 Results
October2517
Webinar (video)

Regionalisation of European electricity markets needs a more regional approach (Webinar)

The European Commission’s proposal to establish regional operational centres (ROCs) is a welcome step toward further integration of the EU internal electricity market. Yet, by expanding this proposal, policymakers could improve governance and the remit of the ROCs to ensure a truly regional, coordinated approach to efficient operation of Europe’s highly interconnected transmission system. In a webinar...

Presentation October 25, 2017

Regionalisation of European electricity markets needs a more regional approach

By Philip Baker, Julie Finkler

The European Commission’s proposal to establish regional operational centres (ROCs) is a welcome step toward further integration of the EU internal electricity market. Yet, by expanding this proposal, policymakers could improve governance and the remit of the ROCs to ensure a truly regional, coordinated approach to efficient operation of Europe’s highly int...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Regulation and Governance, Reliability 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 August 30, 2017

Regional Operational Centres: A review of the Commission’s proposal and recommendations for improvement

By Philip Baker, Julie Finkler, Christos Kolokathis

Close coordination of Europe's power networks on a regional basis is important, as illustrated vividly in November 2006, when Europe came close to experiencing a widespread blackout. Since that time, Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have voluntarily worked together to increase regional coordination. In its 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' legislative package,...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Presentation June 28, 2017

Coal – the need for smart retirement

By Philip Baker

As part of a workshop hosted by the World Wildlife Fund, Philip Baker unpacked strategies for decommissioning coal to meet energy, climate, and health objectives....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 1, 2017

Unleashing Demand Response with Effective Supplier Compensation

By Philip Baker

Explicit demand response, where aggregators enable small commercial and domestic consumers to participate directly in the wholesale market by flexing their demand, is a vital resource in the transition to a sustainable electricity system. However, barriers to the successful development of this vital resource exist in many Member States, including the need for agg...

Demand Response, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources Download View Summary
Presentation March 24, 2017

Look to the Future

By Philip Baker

At a conference organized by the Belgian Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG), Philip Baker spoke about the importance of wholesale market reform, customer participation, and the integration of renewable energy resources, as they relate to the European Commission's "Winter Package" of energy legislation....

Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation March 1, 2017

Securing Resource Adequacy

By Philip Baker

At a symposium hosted by ClientEarth and RAP to assess the key issues and challenges around the “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package of legislative proposals, Philip Baker spoke about best practices for securing resource adequacy. Other presentations from the symposium are available online....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 7, 2016

Benefiting Customers While Compensating Suppliers: Getting Supplier Compensation Right

By Philip Baker

If the challenges of energy decarbonisation are to be met in a cost-effective, affordable, and reliable fashion, customers will need to increasingly engage with the electricity market. Likewise, as the share of intermittent renewable resources continues to grow, the need for flexibility in both market and balancing timescales will grow. This need for flexibility ...

Demand Response, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources Download View Summary
Report March 14, 2016

The Market Design Initiative: Enabling Demand-Side Markets

By Philip Baker, Michael Hogan

The European Commission’s Market Design Initiative must envision a future electricity market with engaged consumers at its heart. Achieving this requires wholesale and retail markets to be more closely linked. Both consumption and production of electricity will need to interact with these markets, with the help of innovations in information technology, in respo...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary