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Presentation June 30, 2017

Energy poverty and EEOs: why and how

By Jan Rosenow

As part of the 4th European Workshop Meeting of the White Certificates Club, Dr. Jan Rosenow spoke about the role of energy efficiency obligations in fighting energy poverty....

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation June 29, 2017

Hitting the Mark on Missing Money

By Carl Linvill

Dr. Carl Linvill presented on the often-misunderstood topic of "missing money" in this adaptation of RAP author Michael Hogan's Hitting the Mark on Missing Money, and explored pricing-based options for the California context. Dr. Linvill addressed an audience of utility economists at the Rutgers' Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) Western con...

Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability 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
Presentation June 27, 2017

Rate Design Issues with Solar

By Jim Lazar, John Shenot

In the third of three Solar Market Pathways workshops for the Utah Municipal Utilities, Jim Lazar and John Shenot discussed rate design principles, the types of charges that commonly appear on electricity bills, and rate design options for customers with distributed solar. The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by the Office of Ene...

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Presentation June 27, 2017

Engaging Utilities and Regulators

By Carl Linvill

Dr. Carl Linvill provided an in-depth look at energy regulation at the SolSmart Advisor Training in Washington, D.C. He focused on utility engagement strategies to reduce barriers to the development of solar energy. Other resources from this training are available on the SolSmart website....

Business Models, Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Policies, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation June 20, 2017

Pakiet zimowy: Czysta energia dla wszystkich Europejczyków

By Jan Rączka

Dr. Jan Rączka presented RAP’s analysis of the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package (in Polish) at a meeting of the Polish Parliament’s Special Committee for the Winter Package. The analysis and details of the implementation timeline and structure of the package are available here....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report June 17, 2017

Überblick über die Energieeffizienzpolitik in den USA

By Raffaele Piria, Kerstin Bacher, Jan Rosenow, Andreas Jahn

In den USA gibt es auf Bundesebene keine expliziten Ziele, den Endenergieverbrauch oder den Einsatz fossiler Energieträger zukünftig zu begrenzen oder sogar zu senken. Nichtsdestotrotz wurden in den vergangenen Jahren und Jahrzenten viele Maßnahmen ergriffen, um die Energieeffizienz insbesondere in den Bereichen Gebäude, Verkehr und Industrie zu erhöhen und ...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Report June 17, 2017

Kalifornien und Deutschland: Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor

By Andreas Jahn, Raffaele Piria

Kalifornien hat ambitionierte Klima- und Energieziele, insbesondere im Vergleich zu den anderen westlichen US-Bundesstaaten. Heute werden etwa 30 Prozent der Stromerzeugung durch Erneuerbare Energien abgedeckt, im Jahr 2030 sollen es 50 Prozent sein. Damit steht Kalifornien vor den gleichen Herausforderungen wie Deutschland: eine sichere und kostenoptimierte I...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Report June 17, 2017

Überblick über die US-Strommärkte

By Andreas Jahn, Raffaele Piria

Die deutsche Energiewende ist ein wichtiges Beispiel von zukunftsorientierten und konsequenten Reformen. Genauso wie andere Nationen von den Innovationen – und von den Fehlschlägen – der Energiewende lernen können, kann Deutschland auch von den Strukturen und Erfahrungen anderer Länder profitieren. Um diesen wechselseitigen Austausch zu fördern, haben And...

Governance, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Discussion Draft June 12, 2017

Extractive States and Layered Conflict: The Case of Jharkhand’s Electricity Sector

By Rohit Chandra

Despite its considerable resource endowment, and a relatively “clean slate” during the formation of the state, Jharkhand has severely underdelivered on most aspects of its electricity mandate. It is hard to blame a beleaguered Jharkhand State Electricity Board exclusively for these problems; the weak relative bargaining power of the state vis-a-vis central ac...

Business Models, Governance, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary