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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...

Presentation January 17, 2018

Power System Transformation, Utilities, and Energy Efficiency

By Richard Sedano

​In a presentation for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency's winter meeting in San Francisco, California, Richard Sedano explored power sector transformation, its implications for energy efficiency programs, and how utility program administration staff can help their organizations adapt to the industry transformation for the benefit of customers....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
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.  ...

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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