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Report March 1, 1995

Issuesletter: Stranded Costs and Other Risks to Look Out For

By Regulatory Assistance Project

This Issuesletter evaluates the stranded costs that regulated distribution utilities incur during the transition to competition, including risk allocation in the context of retail wheeling, flexible pricing and special contracts....

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report September 1, 1994

Discussion Paper: Performance Based Regulation

By Tom Austin

This presentation discusses performance based regulation, including incentive ratemaking, non-traditional fuel adjustment clauses and special accounting and incentives for DSM, and its use in the industry as it transitions to competitive wholesale markets for generation....

Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report June 1, 1994

Cost-Effectiveness Testing of Demand-Side Management Programs

By Cheryl Harrington, David Moskovitz, Tom Austin, Carl Weinberg, Edward Holt

Fully evaluating a demand-side management program requires understanding the impacts from more than one perspective. This chapter explains cost-effectiveness and describes the tests used to evalute programs....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Report June 1, 1994

Regulatory Reform: Removing the Disincentives

By Cheryl Harrington, David Moskovitz, Tom Austin, Carl Weinberg, Edward Holt

This paper analyzes the utility industry's financial disincentives for energy efficiency and explores policy options, including decoupling....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Regulation and Governance, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report February 1, 1994

IssuesLetter: IRP and Competition

By Regulatory Assistance Project

This paper examines how IRP and competition have evolved in the wholesale competition arena, presents examples of existing retail competition and offers a framework for considering what some see as the next step for retail competition -- retail wheeling....

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Report December 1, 1993

Primer on Gas Integrated Resource Planning

By Charles Goldman, LBNL

This primer is the culmination of a project sponsored by the Energy Conservation Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). It addresses utility and regulatory considerations which are relevant to the strategic planning process in the provision of natural gas utility service....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Report January 1, 1993

Plugging People into Power: An Energy Participation Handbook

By NW Energy Coalition

This document was prepared in 1993 by the Northwest Conservation Act Coalition, now known as the NW Energy Coalition. While it is dated, the vast majority of the content remains relevant for consumer and environmental participants in the utility regulatory process. It is intended to help readers influence the energy decisions their utilities and their government ...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary