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Presentation June 20, 2017

Pakiet zimowy: Czysta energia dla wszystkich Europejczyków

By Jan Rączka

Dr. Jan Rączka presented RAP’s analysis of the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package (in Polish) at a meeting of the Polish Parliament’s Special Committee for the Winter Package. The analysis and details of the implementation timeline and structure of the package are available here....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report June 17, 2017

Überblick über die Energieeffizienzpolitik in den USA

By Raffaele Piria, Kerstin Bacher, Jan Rosenow, Andreas Jahn

In den USA gibt es auf Bundesebene keine expliziten Ziele, den Endenergieverbrauch oder den Einsatz fossiler Energieträger zukünftig zu begrenzen oder sogar zu senken. Nichtsdestotrotz wurden in den vergangenen Jahren und Jahrzenten viele Maßnahmen ergriffen, um die Energieeffizienz insbesondere in den Bereichen Gebäude, Verkehr und Industrie zu erhöhen und ...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Report June 17, 2017

Kalifornien und Deutschland: Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor

By Andreas Jahn, Raffaele Piria

Kalifornien hat ambitionierte Klima- und Energieziele, insbesondere im Vergleich zu den anderen westlichen US-Bundesstaaten. Heute werden etwa 30 Prozent der Stromerzeugung durch Erneuerbare Energien abgedeckt, im Jahr 2030 sollen es 50 Prozent sein. Damit steht Kalifornien vor den gleichen Herausforderungen wie Deutschland: eine sichere und kostenoptimierte I...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Report June 17, 2017

Überblick über die US-Strommärkte

By Andreas Jahn, Raffaele Piria

Die deutsche Energiewende ist ein wichtiges Beispiel von zukunftsorientierten und konsequenten Reformen. Genauso wie andere Nationen von den Innovationen – und von den Fehlschlägen – der Energiewende lernen können, kann Deutschland auch von den Strukturen und Erfahrungen anderer Länder profitieren. Um diesen wechselseitigen Austausch zu fördern, haben And...

Governance, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Discussion Draft June 12, 2017

Extractive States and Layered Conflict: The Case of Jharkhand’s Electricity Sector

By Rohit Chandra

Despite its considerable resource endowment, and a relatively “clean slate” during the formation of the state, Jharkhand has severely underdelivered on most aspects of its electricity mandate. It is hard to blame a beleaguered Jharkhand State Electricity Board exclusively for these problems; the weak relative bargaining power of the state vis-a-vis central ac...

Business Models, Governance, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation June 9, 2017

Net Metering and Rate Design Trends

By Jim Lazar

Jim Lazar from RAP and Galen Barbose from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory jointly presented on electric rate design issues to the National Council of State Legislatures' Solar Forum in San Antonio, Texas. Their presentations addressed rate design fundamentals, fixed charges and demand charges, and recent trends in rate design in states with high levels of ...

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Discussion Draft June 8, 2017

Stalled Reform in a Politically Competitive State: Uttar Pradesh’s Electricity Distribution Sector

By Jonathan Balls

The electricity distribution sector in Uttar Pradesh has, since the late 1980s, faced the persistent problem of poor performance by its public electricity distribution companies (discoms), which are crippled by high levels of debt. Following years of discussion and at a time of fiscal crisis, in 1999, the government of Uttar Pradesh, supported by the World Bank, ...

Business Models, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities, Tariffs Download View Summary
Presentation June 8, 2017

Decoupling and the Power Sector of 2020 and Beyond

By Richard Sedano

In this presentation for the New Jersey Utilities Association, Richard Sedano spoke about revenue regulation, also known as decoupling, and emphasized reasons for implementing it today. Mr. Sedano highlights recent RAP publications exploring decoupling in-depth.  ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 5, 2017

Aligning Europe’s Policies for Carbon, Efficiency, and Renewables: Creating a “Virtuous Cycle” of Performance and Emissions Reduction

By Richard Cowart, Matthias Buck, Suzana Carp

Since the earliest days of environmental policy there has been an ongoing and robust debate over the roles of pollution pricing on the one hand, and direct regulatory and governmental programs on the other hand, as tools to reduce pollution levels equitably and efficiently. Today, as European decision-makers simultaneously negotiate the rules for the 4th Phase of...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Discussion Draft June 5, 2017

Uttarakhand: The Golden Combination of Cheap Energy and a Large Industrial Base

By Jonathan Balls

Uttarakhand currently enjoys an energy sector where power cuts are limited, electricity tariffs are some of the lowest in India, full electrification is close to being achieved, and the state’s public power distribution company (discom) has low levels of debt and does not require government subsidies. This position has been achieved because Uttarakhand has a la...

Business Models, Distribution Resource Planning, Market Design, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary