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Presentation March 8, 2016

Demand Response Participation in European Power Markets

By Edith Bayer

The European Commission has prioritized demand response within its internal market reform framework. A number of EU Member States have undertaken steps to enable demand response as a power system resource. In a discussion hosted by the Forum for Energy Analysis on the opportunities and challenges of demand response in Poland, Edith Bayer provided an overview of e...

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 7, 2016

A Continuum of Formula Rates

By Richard Sedano

Rich Sedano discussed the elements of formula rates in a presentation to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Staff Subcommittee Meeting on Accounting and Finance. In outlining considerations for regulators, he provides background on the formula rates in place in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Illinois, and also relates formula ra...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 4, 2016

Integrated Energy and Environmental Planning: Suggestions for Jiangsu Based on Best Practices from the USA

By Christopher James

In a training session for the Chinese province of Jiangsu’s Environmental Protection Department, Christopher James spoke about U.S. experiences with integrated energy and environmental planning. As best practices, he highlighted the importance of collaboration between energy and environmental regulators, the extensive benefits of energy efficiency, and the impr...

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Presentation March 4, 2016

结合能源和环境规划:基于美国最佳实践对江苏的建议

By Christopher James

克里斯托弗·詹姆斯(金珂瑞)在对江苏省环保厅的培训中谈到了美国在结合能源和环境规划方面的经验。他展示了能效如何助力美国改善空气质量,以及可再生能源成本效益的提高所带来的新的机遇,并特别强调了能源和环境监管者实现合作的重要性。...

Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
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Addressing the Throughput Incentive and Digging into Decoupling

By Richard Sedano

Speaking at a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission session on the topic of decoupling, Richard Sedano describes the fundamentals of decoupling, its benefits and downsides, as well as choices regulators face when considering decoupling....

Business Models, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation March 3, 2016

Integrating Clean Energy Policies with Strategies on Air Quality

By Christopher James

At a workshop of the Technical Assistance Project for the China Air Quality Management Program, a two-year collaboration to advance air quality management in China, Christopher James spoke about the importance of integrating clean energy and air quality policies. In addition to exploring best practices and providing examples of U.S. experiences with these synergi...

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March316
Webinar (video)

Teaching The “Duck” to Fly – Second Edition (Webinar)

In the 2014 paper Teaching the Duck to Fly, Jim Lazar set out ten strategies for aligning loads and resources to make the load curve easier to serve. Starting with the so-called “duck curve” published by the California Independent System Operator, he demonstrated how aggressive deployment of low-cost strategies such as water heater controls, ice...

Presentation March 3, 2016

Teaching the Duck to Fly – Second Edition

By Jim Lazar

In the 2014 paper “Teaching the Duck to Fly,” Jim Lazar set out ten strategies for aligning loads and resources to make the load curve easier to serve. Starting with the so-called “duck curve” published by the California Independent System Operator, he demonstrated how aggressive deployment of low-cost strategies such as water heater controls, ice storage...

Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Integrating Renewable Energy, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation March 3, 2016

Trading Energy Savings Experience in the US

By Edith Bayer

At a workshop held by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy on March 3, 2016, Edith Bayer spoke about US experience with trading energy savings. Applied to the European Union, she recommends policymakers consider the goals of their energy efficiency policies, differentiate between Member State and EU-level goals, and look to best practices in...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Presentation March 1, 2016

Regulation to Accelerate Smart Grid Investment, Development, and Application

By Sarah Keay-Bright

Speaking at an International Energy Agency workshop about their Smart Energy Systems Roadmap, Sarah Keay-Bright explored smart goals for using the smart grid. She encourages regulators to address the long-term requirements for smart grids, implement policies that reveal the value of consumer flexibility and energy efficiency, to effectively engage consumers, as w...

Demand Response, Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary