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Presentation January 27, 2015

Beyond Capacity Markets: Delivering Capabilities a High Renewable Energy Grid Needs

By Richard Sedano

In the transition to a low-carbon energy sector, reliability at least cost will be a pivotal issue. This begs the question of whether the energy market is driving the right investments to ensure a reliable, low-carbon transition at least cost. In this presentation, Richard Sedano addresses this question by exploring the intricacies of market design options for in...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation January 26, 2015

Integrated Resource Planning: Issues and Methods

By David Farnsworth

As regulators, utilities, and stakeholders examine the future of energy demand and their options for meeting it over the next 10 to 20 years, detailed analysis and transparency will be needed to make decisions that allow demand to be met reliably, at least cost, and with consideration of environmental impact. In the first of a series of presentations given at the...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Presentation January 25, 2015

Allowance Auctions and Revenue Recycling in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

By David Farnsworth

Since 2009, when the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was officially launched, it has become clear that the cap-and-trade mechanism for carbon will continue to evolve. In the third of a series of presentations given at the Renewable Energy Training Week in Abu Dhabi, RAP senior associate David Farnsworth offers a closer look at the RGGI model and a key a...

Climate and Public Health, Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report January 22, 2015

Carbon Caps and Efficiency Resources: Launching a “Virtuous Circle” for Europe

By Richard Cowart, Edith Bayer, Sarah Keay-Bright, Eoin Lees

This study reveals once again the crucial role that energy efficiency programmes must play in order to maximize the effectiveness of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to meet Europe’s energy, economic, and environmental goals. The ETS is an important tool to guide power markets and investments by large users of fossil-fueled energy. However, carbon pricing ...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation January 22, 2015

The Power Sector of the Future

By Richard Cowart, Frederick Weston, Richard Sedano

In a unique opportunity, the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee invited RAP directors Richard Cowart, Frederick Weston, and Richard Sedano to provide three days of foundational instruction on energy regulation, the history of the electricity market in Vermont, and the power sector of the future to regulators and the general public.The final day ...

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Presentation January 21, 2015

Demand Management Options to Support VRE Grid Integration

By Michael Hogan

Demand management has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of integrating higher quantities of variable renewable energy resources (VRE) into the grid. In a presentation at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Mike Hogan encouraged the use of energy efficiency to reduce the amount of generation needed to meet demand and the use of demand response to sh...

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Presentation January 21, 2015

Electricity in Vermont

By Richard Cowart, Richard Sedano, Frederick Weston

In a unique opportunity, the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee invited RAP directors Richard Sedano, Richard Cowart, and Frederick Weston to provide three days of foundational instruction on energy regulation, the history of the electricity market in Vermont, and the power sector of the future to regulators and the general public.The second day...

Climate and Public Health, Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Policy Brief January 20, 2015

美国电力公司DSM 项目成本回收与收入核定机制

By David Crossley, Max Dupuy, Mona Yew

2014 年11 月4 日,国家发改委宣布在深圳开展电网企业输配电价改革试点。试点方案规定了深圳电网企业的准许收入,即准许收入=准许成本+准许资本收益+税金。这种方式和其他国家实行的“收入限额”规定大体类似。电网企业的收入水平通过设置“过网费”标准,即提供输配...

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Presentation January 20, 2015

Foundations of Energy Regulation

By Frederick Weston, Richard Cowart, Richard Sedano

With electricity being one of the defining features of a modern economy and the power industry currently undergoing great change, it is critical that energy regulators consciously align the private interest with the public good and balance regulation with market forces. In a unique opportunity, the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee invited RAP ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report January 12, 2015

低碳电力行业监管:巴西,欧盟和美国的国际经验

By Regulatory Assistance Project

从全球来看,电力行业的排放占能源相关排放的比例高于三分之一,占煤炭消费的比例高于三分之二。无论监管程序、决策还是机制,均会对电力行业的投资、运作和排放量产生复杂而微妙的深远影响。尽管监管的许多方面并未明确旨在解决气候或环境问题,但其仍能对排放产生巨...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary