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Presentation January 25, 2017

Engaging Utilities and Regulators

By Carl Linvill, Nadav Enbar

Dr. Carl Linvill of RAP and Nadav Enbar of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) presented at the SolSmart Advisor Training in Washington, D.C., about 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, Pricing and Rate Design, Renewable Energy Policies, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation January 24, 2017

Initial Findings of the IEA’s Analysis on Market-based Instruments (MBI)

By Jan Rosenow

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments (MBIs) for the delivery of energy efficiency. The study examines market mechanisms and economic instruments, such as auctions and tendering programmes, utility obligations, and white certificates, analysing the choices that policy...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation January 19, 2017

Energy Efficiency Obligations: A mechanism to finance energy efficiency?

By Jan Rosenow

Speaking at the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place hosted by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Dr. Jan Rosenow explored energy efficiency obligations as an instrument for financing energy efficiency....

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Journal Article January 19, 2017

Follow the Missing Money: Ensuring Reliability at Least Cost to Consumers in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Power System

By Michael Hogan

The “missing money problem” refers to the idea that prices for energy in competitive wholesale electricity markets may not adequately reflect the value of investment in the resources needed for reliable electric service. In this article published in The Electricity Journal, Michael Hogan unpacks the missing money issue, recapping how energy prices should be e...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Report January 18, 2017

Regulatory Approaches to Grid Resiliency and Security

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, David Littell, Riley Allen

Ensuring a stronger grid that is capable of withstanding a catastrophic event, or alternatively a grid for which outage durations can be minimized in such an event, involves several steps. First is prevention: identifying the grid’s weaknesses and how to mitigate them. Second is recovery: steps to ensure quick restoration of service after a major event. Third i...

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Non-Transmission Alternatives, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Presentation January 17, 2017

Harness the Momentum of Power Sector Transformation: Opportunities for 2017

By Ken Colburn, Carl Linvill, David Littell, Richard Sedano

As we head into 2017, the U.S. power sector is still in the midst of a steady, technology-driven transformation. In a RAP webinar held on January 17, 2017, RAP's Ken Colburn, Dr. Carl Linvill, David Littell, and Richard Sedano held a panel discussion of the trends characterizing the power sector in 2016 and what's in store for 2017 and beyond. Our experts discuss...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

Harness the Momentum of Power Sector Transformation: Opportunities for 2017 (Webinar)

As we head into 2017, the U.S. power sector continues its steady, technology-driven transformation. There is intense action in the states. Utility commissions, policymakers, and the private sector have unprecedented opportunities to add value while resetting the balance between regulation and markets to reflect the increasing role of customers. How should the many decision-makers respond?...

Presentation January 9, 2017

Decoupling Design

By Richard Sedano

Richard Sedano presented on decoupling, highlighting concepts in RAP's recent publications, Revenue Regulation and Decoupling: A Guide to Theory and Application and Decoupling Design: Customizing Revenue Regulation to Your State's Priorities, for the NARUC Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment....

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary