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Presentation April 13, 2018

The Future of Energy in Oregon: Harnessing Trends and Opportunities

By Jessica Shipley

​Jessica Shipley gave the keynote address at “Charging Forward: the Future of Energy in Oregon,” the 2017 Green ​Business Initiative Symposium hosted by the University of Oregon....

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrating Renewable Energy, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation April 11, 2018

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Jim Lazar, Carl Linvill

In a RAP webinar held on April 11, 2018, Dr. Carl Linvill and Jim Lazar unpack smart non-residential rate design and  explain how it can produce benefits for customers in your state. Regulators can create price signals for utilities that reduce peak demand, more accurately convey system costs, and give customers incentives to install self-generation, controllab...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation April 4, 2018

Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn discussed the key elements of beneficial electrification for the New York Association of Public Power (NYAPP) annual meeting in Glens Falls, New York. ​...

Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Journal Article March 30, 2018

Solar ‘power’: Socio-political dynamics of infrastructural development in two Western Indian states

By Siddharth Sareen, Sunila Kale

The growth and development of solar energy, which is so important in the current global context, is determined by political economic factors, and in turn, has varied implications for energy justice. India’s western region presents a complex context within which to examine why these trajectories unfold in particular ways and to what end. This article first situa...

Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design (Webinar)

Commercial and industrial utility customers have the opportunity to use power sector innovations to reduce their energy bills and produce services for the grid. Distributed energy resources, advanced power control technologies, and smart metering can produce private benefits for these customers, but regulators need to know whether the investments will also promote the public interest:...

Presentation March 22, 2018

Discussion of Carbon Management

By David Farnsworth

​In this presentation for Vermont Law School, David Farnsworth explored how the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative provides a strong model​ for a successful electricity sector carbon management program....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2018

Resilient Counties: Engaging Local Utilities in Energy Planning

By Carl Linvill

Carl Linvill discussed how to engage utilities in county resilience efforts, highlighting collaborative examples from around the country, in a SolSmart webinar for the National Association of Counties (NACo). ​...

Distributed Generation, Energy Resource Planning, Role of Utilities, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2018

Recommendations for Ohio’s Power Forward Inquiry

By David Littell

David Littell presented recommendations on utility performance metrics and incentives, as well as various forms of revenue regulation, during a session of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission's PowerForward public inquiry.​...

Business Models, Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: What’s Hot, and What’s Not

By Jim Lazar

​In a presentation for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Hot Water Forum in Portland, OR​, Jim Lazar discussed criteria to assess whether electrification is "beneficial" and how to quantify the energy, environmental, and consumer benefits of electrification....

Business Models, Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Heating and Cooling, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2018

Getting the Full Value Stream from GIWH

By Jim Lazar

​Jim Lazar explored the wide range of economical power system benefits associated with grid-integrated water heater (GWIH) controls, including those that accrue to the bulk power system, the transmission system, and the distribution system, at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Hot Water Forum in Portland, Oregon.  ...

Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary