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Hitting the Mark on Missing Money: How to Ensure Reliability at Least Cost to Consumers (Webinar)

Energy markets are often said to suffer from a “missing money” problem. While the analysis behind these claims is often muddled, there can be legitimate concerns about whether energy markets are adequately remunerating needed investment. In assessing proposals to address these concerns, regulators and policymakers must avoid creating a different problem: misallocated money, overcompensating some...

Presentation October 20, 2016

New Hampshire Grid Modernization

By David Littell

David Littell reported on the recommendations of the NH Grid Modernization Customer/Utility Data Management Task Force during a working group meeting in Concord, NH....

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 18, 2016

容量电价是解决弃风弃光问题的有效路径

By Hu Junfeng

中国弃风弃光问题日益严重,亟待加以解决。其根本原因在于电网调峰能力不足,而限制电网调峰能力的关键因素是目前实行的单一电量固定标杆电价机制,引入容量电价是提高电网调峰能力的有效措施 。中国目前仅针对抽水蓄能电站和部分地区的天然气发电电站实行容量电...

Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Report October 11, 2016

Eigenversorgung aus Solaranlagen

By Agora Energiewende, Prognos AG, Regulatory Assistance Project

Immer mehr Verbraucher überlegen, ob eine Eigenversorgung mit Solarstrom für sie günstiger ist als der Strombezug aus dem Netz. Mithilfe von Speichern lässt sich sogar ein noch höherer Anteil des selbst erzeugten Stroms zu Hause verbrauchen—direkt oder indirekt, für Strom- oder Wärmeanwendungen wie beispielsweise Wärmepumpen. Wie wirtschaftlich das im E...

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 7, 2016

Benefiting Customers While Compensating Suppliers: Getting Supplier Compensation Right

By Philip Baker

If the challenges of energy decarbonisation are to be met in a cost-effective, affordable, and reliable fashion, customers will need to increasingly engage with the electricity market. Likewise, as the share of intermittent renewable resources continues to grow, the need for flexibility in both market and balancing timescales will grow. This need for flexibility ...

Demand Response, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources Download View Summary
Report October 6, 2016

Buildings and the 5th Carbon Budget

By Pedro Guertler, Jan Rosenow

The last 18 months have seen a lot of change in the policy landscape affecting carbon emissions from buildings in the UK. The trajectory to zero carbon new build has been ‘paused’; government support for Green Deal finance was withdrawn with no alternative mechanisms in place to encourage and enable investment by able-to-pay households; and a review of busine...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation September 27, 2016

Allowance Auctions and Revenue Recycling in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Inventing Cap-and-Invest

By David Farnsworth

In this presentation for Vermont Law School, David Farnsworth examined the challenges regulators faced in establishing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the key steps they undertook in adapting existing cap-and-trade models to produce a successful electric sector carbon management program. He explores how the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative con...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation September 22, 2016

Value of Solar and Grid Benefits Studies: Alternative Approaches and Results

By Jim Lazar, Thomas Vitolo

In a RAP webinar held on September 22, 2016, Jim Lazar of RAP and Dr. Thomas Vitolo of Synapse Energy Economics delve into questions surrounding the value of solar, including an examination of the relative merits of various types of value of solar studies, cost recovery methods, and how results from these studies can affect rate design and compensation for PV cus...

Distributed Generation, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary