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Presentation March 17, 2016

Rate Design: New Times Warrant New Approaches

By Ken Colburn

Speaking at a National Academy of Sciences workshop on energy use in rural and “islanded” communities, Ken Colburn spoke about how changing dynamics in the utility industry are demanding changes in rate design. In addition to offering various technical recommendations, he explains the three guiding principles of “smart” rate design, encourages electric co...

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 16, 2016

Priorities for the Market Design Initiative: What’s Missing? What’s Most Important?

By Michael Hogan

The European Commission's Market Design Initiative (MDI) rightly identifies security of supply, demand-side participation in markets, and market governance as the three central pillars of a successful market reform. In framing the initiative's priorities, however, the Commission has neglected some of the most important obstacles to success in each of these three ...

Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report March 16, 2016

Priorities for the Market Design Initiative: What’s Missing? What’s Most Important?

By Energy Union Choices

The European Commission’s Market Design Initiative seeks to ensure that the electricity market will help to meet current EU climate and energy policies in the most secure and cost-effective manner. An integrated market, operated and governed seamlessly across regions and ultimately across the EU remains the best hope for achieving climate objectives securely, a...

Climate and Public Health, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation March 15, 2016

Renewable Integration in the US

By Richard Sedano

As part of the 2016 Institute for Energy, Economics, and Financial Analysis conference, Richard Sedano provided an in-depth examination of renewable energy integration in the US. He addresses technical and institutional factors influencing integration, as well as strategies for achieving much higher penetrations of renewable energy. He highlights the importance o...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Presentation March 14, 2016

Aligning RGGI with Reliability and the Clean Power Plan

By David Littell

Speaking at the U.S./Canada Cross-Border Power Summit, David Littell provided an overview of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). He explains how the emissions allowance auctions work, the value of the program’s review process, and the effect it has had on pollution reductions and the generation mix within RGGI states. Mr. Littell also discusses the i...

Climate and Public Health, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation March 14, 2016

Ratemaking and Clean Power Plan Compliance

By Carl Linvill

Carl Linvill, speaking at a Law Seminars International Electric Utility Ratemaking Conference, offered guidance for complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. He explores the importance of distributed generation, the principles of smart rate design, the role of gas, and offers recommendations for least-cost compliance....

Climate and Public Health, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report March 14, 2016

The Market Design Initiative: Enabling Demand-Side Markets

By Philip Baker, Michael Hogan

The European Commission’s Market Design Initiative must envision a future electricity market with engaged consumers at its heart. Achieving this requires wholesale and retail markets to be more closely linked. Both consumption and production of electricity will need to interact with these markets, with the help of innovations in information technology, in respo...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Discussion Draft March 10, 2016

China Power Sector Reform: Key Issues for the World’s Largest Power Sector

By Max Dupuy

China’s power sector is now the largest in the world by a number of measures, and its transformation is crucial to global climate goals. In March 2015, Chinese authorities launched a new round of power sector reform with what is known as “Document #9.” This document sets out a broad vision for the power sector, framed in terms of the need for reliability; i...

Energy Resource Planning, Power Markets and Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 8, 2016

Demand Response as a Power System Resource – Growing Experience in the US

By Richard Cowart

The evolution of demand response in the United States provides evidence of the value of demand response as a cost-effective and reliable power system resource. There are various “types” of demand response, including energy efficiency, price response programs, peak shaving, reliability response, and regulation response. In a discussion hosted by the Forum for ...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 8, 2016

Demand Response as a System Resource in Poland

Demand response has the potential to serve as a reliable, cost-effective resource for the Polish power system. In a discussion hosted by the Forum for Energy Analysis, Dr. Jan Rączka outlined how demand response can help secure reliable power system operations—also during summer peak periods—and diversify the overall resource portfolio to increase the flexib...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary