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Presentation August 10, 2015

Power Sector Transformation: The Case of New York REV

By Richard Sedano

As technological innovation, increased customer generation, aging infrastructure, and extreme weather events change and challenge the electric industry, the state of New York is gaining national recognition with its innovative “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) initiative. At the core of the project is the principle that power supply must be reliable, resili...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation August 10, 2015

Teaching the Duck to Fly: EUCI Utility Business Models

By Jim Lazar

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 94 percent of Democrats, 89 percent of Independents, and 75 percent of Republicans support solar energy. As solar power generation increases, utilities are faced with the challenge of a duck-shaped load curve requiring steep afternoon ramping. At the EUCI workshop entitled “Utility 2.0,” Jim Lazar demonstr...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Integrating Renewable Energy, Storage Download View Summary
Report August 7, 2015

Case Study: China’s Grid Company Energy Efficiency Obligation

By David Crossley, Wang Xuan

Chinese government involvement in energy efficiency commenced in the 1980s and has become the largest and most comprehensive government-sponsored suite of energy efficiency programs in the world. In 2011, the government placed an energy efficiency obligation on the two large government-owned grid companies that operate electricity transmission and distribution ne...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report August 7, 2015

案例研究:中国电网公司的能效义务

By David Crossley, Wang Xuan

中国政府参与能效始于20世纪80年代,现已演变成为世界上规模最大且最全面的政府资助的能效项目。2011年, 政府针对国家电网公司和南方电网公司提出了能效义务(EEO)要求,这两家大型国有企业负责输配电、售电业务,其终端用户遍及中国大部分地区。EEO要求电网企业的...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Presentation August 4, 2015

EPA’s Clean Power Plan: How Will it Work and Will it be Upheld?

By Ken Colburn

With all of the media attention afforded the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), states may find it difficult to see through the hype. At a meeting of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Ken Colburn provided a practical overview of the proposed rule and its implications. The CPP offers a unique opp...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation August 4, 2015

Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future

By Jim Lazar, Wilson Gonzalez, Janine Migden-Ostrander

Utilities face unprecedented changes in the way power is generated and delivered. With the ramp-up in distributed generation, energy efficiency and demand response, electric vehicles, smart appliances, and more, the industry must rethink its rate structures to accommodate and encourage these innovations. Progressive rate design can make the difference in cost-eff...

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
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Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future (Webinar)

Advancements in technology—distributed generation, electric vehicles, and “smart” appliances, combined with advanced metering infrastructure and more sophisticated utility monitoring systems—will both demand and allow a more refined method of designing the rates charged to customers. Traditional flat ($/kwh) rate design no longer serves consumers or society best. A more progressive approach with bidirectional rates and...

Presentation July 31, 2015

Industrial Energy Efficiency and NACAA’s Menu of Options

By Ken Colburn

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan is currently the hottest topic in the U.S. power sector. With EPA’s final rule imminent, states must wade through the labyrinth of options available for compliance. In a webinar entitled “Industrial Energy Efficiency and the Clean Power Plan,” Ken Colburn presented an important res...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Presentation July 31, 2015

Regional and Modular Options for Complying with the Clean Power Plan 111(d) Rule

By John Shenot

As the policy debate around the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) continues, the ensuing uncertainty actually increases the need for states to forge ahead with their plans for compliance. Fortunately, the long-term planning that utilities and public utility commissions have routinely done for decades has laid solid groundwork for dev...

Climate and Public Health, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation July 29, 2015

Aligning State 111(d) Plans with Electricity Market Incentives

By David Littell

With the pending release of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule, planning for compliance must begin in earnest. If viewed as an opportunity for positive change, the CPP can be a springboard for energy regulators to redefine their thinking on innovation, resource options, and future objectives. At a National Gove...

Climate and Public Health, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary