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Report March 10, 2017

Regulatory Dimensions to Renewable Energy Forecasting, Scheduling, and Balancing in India

By United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3), Regulatory Assistance Project

Forecasting, scheduling, and balancing are the foundation for higher penetration renewable electricity systems. Together, they constitute the core processes through which variable renewable generation—wind, solar, and run-of-river hydroelectric—is transmitted over the electricity grid and delivered to consumers. Although forecasting, scheduling, and balancing...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 1, 2017

Flexible and Customizable: Designing Decoupling for Your State

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, Richard Sedano

In this webinar, RAP explores the merits of decoupling and describes how states can tailor decoupling mechanisms to work best for them. Drawing from the report Decoupling Design: Customizing Revenue Regulation to Your State’s Priorities, Janine Migden-Ostrander and Richard Sedano delve into decisions regulators must make when determining exactly what is covered...

Business Models, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation March 1, 2017

Securing Resource Adequacy

By Philip Baker

At a symposium hosted by ClientEarth and RAP to assess the key issues and challenges around the “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package of legislative proposals, Philip Baker spoke about best practices for securing resource adequacy. Other presentations from the symposium are available online....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Report February 28, 2017

Energiewende und Dezentralität

By Agora Energiewende, Regulatory Assistance Project, l°energy

Wenn von Dezentralität in der Energiewende gesprochen wird, dann häufig mit unterschiedlichen Verständnis und Standpunkt als auch entsprechendem Resümee. Einer spricht von der Größe der Erzeugungsanlagen, der andere von der geografischen Lage derselben, ein Dritter über die Akteure. Um die Debatte über den Wert der Dezentralität in der Energiewende auf e...

Distributed Generation, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation February 28, 2017

Time-Varying Rates

By David Littell

David Littell delivered a presentation on time-varying rates for the Maryland Public Service Commission's PC-44 work group on rate design....

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
March117
Webinar (video)

Flexible and Customizable: Designing Decoupling for Your State (Webinar)

Under traditional regulation, utilities make more money when they sell more electricity. Yet this equation can conflict with the public policy objectives of utility and environmental regulators. In response, some states have adopted or are considering utility revenue regulation—or “decoupling”—to mitigate risks to utilities and consumers, and to deal with potential revenue shortfalls caused by...

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Webinar (video)

From programmes to markets – how to leverage market forces for energy efficiency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments 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 policymakers face and the key...

Presentation February 23, 2017

From programmes to markets – How to leverage market forces for energy efficiency

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments 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 policymakers ...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Market Design Download View Summary