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Presentation October 31, 2017

Customer Choice in New York and New York REV

By Richard Sedano

​Richard Sedano unpacked New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process and the role of customer choice at an en banc session of the California Public Utilities Commission in Sacramento, California....

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation October 20, 2017

Bringing Resource Planning to Utility Side Efficiency

By Richard Sedano

​Richard Sedano explored various resource planning strategies in the U.S. and Europe at a utility efficiency stakeholder meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota....

Business Models, Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation June 8, 2017

Decoupling and the Power Sector of 2020 and Beyond

By Richard Sedano

In this presentation for the New Jersey Utilities Association, Richard Sedano spoke about revenue regulation, also known as decoupling, and emphasized reasons for implementing it today. Mr. Sedano highlights recent RAP publications exploring decoupling in-depth.  ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation May 8, 2017

Good and Better Practices in Energy Efficiency from the Mainland

By Richard Sedano

Richard Sedano, with assistance from Jessica Shipley, facilitated a meeting for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and the Hawaii Energy Office on energy efficiency. As part of that meeting, Mr. Sedano drew on the RAP report The Next Quantum Leap in Efficiency: 30 Percent Electric Savings in Ten Years to examine advanced practices being implemented by leading sta...

Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation April 5, 2017

Demand Response Opportunities in Washington

By Carl Linvill, Richard Sedano

Carl Linvill and Richard Sedano presented on demand response in the Northwest in a webinar for the National Governors Association entitled Avoiding Fossil Generation by Pursuing Capacity Trading and Demand Response....

Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation March 1, 2017

Flexible and Customizable: Designing Decoupling for Your State

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, Richard Sedano

In this webinar, RAP explores the merits of decoupling and describes how states can tailor decoupling mechanisms to work best for them. Drawing from the report Decoupling Design: Customizing Revenue Regulation to Your State’s Priorities, Janine Migden-Ostrander and Richard Sedano delve into decisions regulators must make when determining exactly what is covered...

Business Models, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
March117
Webinar (video)

Flexible and Customizable: Designing Decoupling for Your State (Webinar)

Under traditional regulation, utilities make more money when they sell more electricity. Yet this equation can conflict with the public policy objectives of utility and environmental regulators. In response, some states have adopted or are considering utility revenue regulation—or “decoupling”—to mitigate risks to utilities and consumers, and to deal with potential revenue shortfalls caused by...

Presentation January 17, 2017

Harness the Momentum of Power Sector Transformation: Opportunities for 2017

By Ken Colburn, Carl Linvill, David Littell, Richard Sedano

As we head into 2017, the U.S. power sector is still in the midst of a steady, technology-driven transformation. In a RAP webinar held on January 17, 2017, RAP's Ken Colburn, Dr. Carl Linvill, David Littell, and Richard Sedano held a panel discussion of the trends characterizing the power sector in 2016 and what's in store for 2017 and beyond. Our experts discuss...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary