Filter

Knowledge Center Results

Found 1885 Results
Report November 6, 2015

Current Rate Designs Reflecting Smart Rate Design Concepts

By Jim Lazar

RAP's 2015 publication Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future identifies three key rate design principles for an evolving industry. First, a customer should be able to connect to the grid for no more than the cost of connecting to the grid. Second, customers should pay for grid services and power supply in proportion to how much they use these grid services and how...

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report November 6, 2015

Rate Design as a Compliance Strategy for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By Jim Lazar, Ken Colburn

​States can meet their obligations to the new Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a variety of tools, from shifting generation to developing lower-carbon resources to making energy efficiency investments. One often-overlooked way to comply with the CPP, however, is electricity rate design. A design that encourages wise use of electricity, compared with a rate that give...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation November 6, 2015

State of Energy Efficiency in a Power Sector in Transition

By Richard Sedano

Whether the question at hand is how to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) at least-cost or how to help align customer and utility investment, energy efficiency (EE) is the answer. On a panel at the 2015 National Association of Energy Service Companies’ (NAESCO) Annual Meeting, Richard Sedano reported on the state of ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation November 5, 2015

How is Energy Efficiency Handled in the Clean Power Plan?

By John Shenot

Though end-use energy efficiency is not considered a “building block” for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), it remains a key part of states’ compliance plans. At a workshop of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), John Shenot outlined the framework of the CPP, the performance standard options for...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation November 4, 2015

EEO Compliance Regime – EEO Toolkit Section 9

By Eoin Lees

Energy efficiency obligation (EEO) schemes have proven effective in delivering cost-effective efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in numerous jurisdictions around the world. While compliance with the requirements of an EEO often falls under the purview of the national government or an energy agency, in the United Kingdom, Portugal, and to some extent...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation November 4, 2015

Eligible Energy Saving Measures – EEO Toolkit Section 7

By Eoin Lees

An energy efficiency obligation (EEO) requires obligated parties to meet energy savings targets by delivering or procuring eligible energy savings as a result of approved end-use energy efficiency (EE) measures. An effective EEO scheme establishes a framework for defining eligible energy savings activities, methods for measuring and verifying the resulting energy...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation November 4, 2015

Rebound Effects, Materiality, Additionality, and Free Riders – EEO Toolkit Section 8

By Eoin Lees

An energy efficiency obligation (EEO) requires obligated parties to meet energy savings targets by delivering or procuring eligible energy savings as a result of approved end-use energy efficiency (EE) measures. An effective EEO scheme establishes a framework for defining eligible energy savings activities, methods for measuring and verifying the resulting energy...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation November 4, 2015

What are EEOs, WCs, ESOs, etc? – Recent EU and Global Experience

By Eoin Lees

What’s in a name? That which we call an EEO, by any other name would still save energy. Whether called energy efficiency obligations (EEO), white certificates (WC), energy supplier obligations (ESO), or energy efficiency performance standards (EEPS), these policy mechanisms create an obligation for an energy company or legal entity to save end-use energy throug...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation November 4, 2015

Why EEOs are Better Than a CO2 Tax and Do EEOs Work?

By Eoin Lees

As Europe pushes to decarbonise its energy sector, concerns about energy affordability are rising alongside increases in supply costs. The European Union’s emissions trading system increases the cost of energy and sends strong price signals to the supply side, but much weaker signals to the demand side. Implementing policies to address demand could have dramati...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Presentation October 30, 2015

Regulatory Steps Toward Distribution System Planning

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

Utility distribution planning faces multiple challenges including aging infrastructure, flat load growth, and compliance with new environmental policies, as well as opportunities, such as rapidly falling costs for distributed energy resources, technology-enabled “prosumers,” and a proliferation of new business models. In a presentation to the Minnesota Public...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Reliability, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Transmission Planning Download View Summary