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Report November 7, 2016

Decoupling Design: Customizing Revenue Regulation to Your State’s Priorities

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, Richard Sedano

Many states have adopted utility decoupling, or revenue regulation, which breaks the link between electricity sales and revenues to the utility. Originally, it was conceived as a way to make utilities indifferent to annual sales volumes by addressing the net revenue volatility associated with weather, changes in local economic conditions, and energy efficiency pr...

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Presentation November 3, 2016

More is Less: Environmentally Beneficial Electrification (EBE)

By Keith Dennis, Jim Lazar, Ken Colburn

In this webinar, Keith Dennis of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), along with Ken Colburn and Jim Lazar of RAP, explore environmentally beneficial electrification—the electrification of energy end uses, such as space heating, water heating, and transportation. With a focus on "emissions efficiency," rather than just on conventional en...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
November316
Webinar (video)

Time-of-Use Rates: Methods, Experience, Results

In a webinar for the Utah Public Service Commission, Jim Lazar, John Shenot, and Richard Sedano explore the intricacies of time-of-use rates. The speakers delve into considerations for policymakers contemplating time-of-use rates, different forms of time-of-use rates and alternatives (with and without advanced metering infrastructure), methods for choosing the time-of-use periods, the expected uptake and...

November316
Webinar (video)

More is Less: Environmentally Beneficial Electrification (Webinar)

Aggressive electrification of energy end uses—such as space heating, water heating, and transportation—will be essential if the U.S. and the world are to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Electrification of energy end uses displaces the burning of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, gasoline, diesel, propane, and fuel oil. This displacement has the potential to reduce...

Report October 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty in Carbon Planning

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

As China moves through the process of testing approaches and implementing a national program for regulating carbon emissions, lessons from similar programs elsewhere in the world may prove useful. In particular, such a program requires a robust review to ensure its economic and environmental performance. A successful example of program review can be found in the ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 28, 2016

Zapewnienie niezawodności systemu energetycznego a mechanizm mocy

By Michael Hogan, Edith Bayer, Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera

Jeżeli decyzja o mechanizmie mocy zostanie podjęta - istotne, aby rozwiązanie to nie zablokowało transformacji sektora energetycznego i umożliwiło dywersyfikację źródeł wytwarzania po 2020 r. oraz wspierało poprawę innowacyjności. Mechanizm ten powinien wynagradzać nie tylko moc, ale również zdolności do produkowania energii w różnych przedziałach czasowych.

Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 27, 2016

Stellungnahme zum Grünbuch Energieeffizienz

By Andreas Jahn

Energieeffizienz ist ein essenzieller Baustein für eine kosteneffiziente Transformation und Dekarbonisierung des Energiesystems im Rahmen der Energiewende.  In regulierten Energiemärkten beziehungsweise gegenüber regulierten (und integrierten) Unternehmen lassen sich dabei die Gesamtkosten des Systems relativ einfach als Zielgröße für die Energieeffizienzm...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary