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Presentation October 5, 2017

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 2)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Jan Rosenow

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for a better, cleaner, more reliable, and lower cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches in order to align...

Business Models, Governance, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation October 5, 2017

Beneficial Electrification

By Ken Colburn

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design

Business Models, Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 21, 2017

Public Benefit Funds: Finanzierungsmechanismus für Energieeffizienz-Investitionen

By Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow

In der Hälfte der US-Bundesstaaten, Südafrika und Brasilen sind Public Benefit Funds der maßgebliche Finanzierungsmechanismus für Energieeffizienz- und Erneuerbaren Energien-Investitionen. Dabei handelt es sich um eine regulatorisch festgesetzte, sehr geringe Umlage auf die verbrauchte Energieeinheit. Mit diesen Einnahmen werden die Programme finanziert, die ...

Energy Efficiency Obligations Download View Summary
Presentation September 21, 2017

Opportunity Knocks… for “Beneficial” Electrification

By Jim Lazar

​In a webinar for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Jim Lazar explored the benefits, cost considerations, and regulatory implications associated with transportation electrification.​ ​...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation September 21, 2017

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 1)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for a better, cleaner, more reliable and lower-cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches to align regulatio...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation September 14, 2017

Power Markets in an Era of Low Marginal Costs

By David Littell

At a workshop with Resources for the Future and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, David Littell examined the fundamentals of energy market price formation in a context of cheaper renewable power....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation September 13, 2017

Grid Modernization: What’s in it for Ordinary Consumers?

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn provided an overview of grid modernization at the state level at a regional forum organized by The Nature Conservancy at the Senate Dirksen Office Building in Washington, D.C....

Distribution Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Philip Baker, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

Performance-based regulation (PBR) enables regulators to reform 100-year-old regulatory structures to unleash innovations within 21st century power systems. Our current electric system is built upon an old regulatory paradigm that ensured safe and reliable electricity at reasonable prices from capital-intensive electricity monopolies. Today, disruptive technologi...

Regulation and Governance, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation September 12, 2017

Non-Traditional Regulation: A Survey

By Frederick Weston

At a workshop for the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Frederick Weston explored performance-based regulation around the United States and in other parts of the world, identifying key program design questions for regulators as they consider how best to align the private interest with the public....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary