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Presentation January 21, 2016

Meeting 30 Percent of Energy Needs with Efficiency within Ten Years: The Next Quantum Leap in Electric Energy Efficiency

By Chris Neme

In 2006, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island were leading the nation in energy efficiency (EE) savings at 1.2% of annual electricity sales. By 2014, leading states were achieving nearly double that, with Massachusetts and Rhode Island seeing first year savings of 2.5% of annual electricity sales. This presentation explores what the next quantum leap in eff...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Presentation January 12, 2016

Efficiency First: How Energy Efficiency Can Become the First Resource for Germany’s Transition

By Andreas Jahn

Germany’s groundbreaking “Energiewende,” or energy transition, sets out aggressive climate targets, including a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and a phase-out of nuclear power by 2022. Meeting these goals will require skillful orchestration of laws, regulations, programs, market mechanisms, and financial incentives. In a presentati...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report December 18, 2015

Elementy nowej oragnizacji rynku energii w Polsce

By Edith Bayer, Philip Baker, Jan Rączka

Nowa organizacja rynku energii w Polsce musi dać mocny sygnał cenowy do uruchomienia inwestycji w sektorze energetycznym. Istotne są nie tylko nowe moce wytwórcze, ale także zarządzanie popytem, wsparcie integracji taniejących źródeł OZE, wykorzystanie rozproszonych magazynów energii oraz inteligentnych sieci energetycznych. Dyskusja, którą w tym roku zapoczątkowała Komisja Europejska, będzie fundamentem dla funkcjonowania rynku energii w przyszłości. Daje szansę na poprawę efektywności kosztowej polskiego sektora energetycznego, wspiera wypracowanie jego długofalowej wizji rozwoju, nie tylko wobec uwarunkowań europejskich, ale również globalnych megatrendów energetycznych – wskazują eksperci Forum Analiz Energetycznych w opracowaniu.

Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation December 17, 2015

Energy Efficiency in Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan

By Christopher James, Ken Colburn

At an energy efficiency policy exchange hosted by the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), Christopher James and Ken Colburn discussed the non-energy and public health benefits of energy efficiency as they relate to Minnesota’s efforts to comply with the Clean Power Plan (CPP). By leveraging the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, states can meet the re...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report December 14, 2015

Elements of Market Design for Poland

By Edith Bayer, Jan Rączka, Philip Baker

Both the European power sector at large and the Polish power sector in particular are at a pivotal moment. Power systems are in transition, driven by commitments to continuing emissions reductions, growing penetration of renewables, and the need to provide affordable and reliable power. The Polish power system faces a number of challenges stemming from the profil...

Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation December 14, 2015

Using Pricing and Demand-Side Management to Reduce Congestion Costs

By David Littell

Demand-side management and dynamic pricing—from time-of-use rates to peak-time rebates—are two tools that can reduce the cost of utility system congestion by reducing peak demand, allowing utilities to cut back on or defer expensive generation and transmission projects. At a workshop for the National Governors Association, David Littell discussed these two op...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation December 11, 2015

Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future (WUTC)

By Jim Lazar

Policy decisions made by public utility commissions flow from precedents set over decades of regulation, but the quickly changing environment of the power sector requires those decisions to be grounded in those precedents while also reflecting new realities. In a half-day workshop for staff at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), Jim Laz...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation December 10, 2015

Demand Charges: Pathway or Detour?

By Jim Lazar

Studies show that creative rate design can achieve up to a 35 percent reduction in customer usage during critical peak hours, and up to a 15 percent difference in total consumption over the course of a year. Demand charges have been a part of electric rate design for large commercial and industrial customers for many years. With the advent of smart meters and mor...

Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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Demand Charges: Pathway or Detour? (Webinar)

Demand Charges: Pathway or Detour? from Regulatory Assistance Project Studies show that creative rate design can achieve up to a 35 percent reduction in customer usage during critical peak hours, and up to a 15 percent difference in total consumption over the course of a year. Demand charges have been a part of electric rate design...