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Securing Benefits from Transportation Electrification

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​In a presentation for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s Transportation Electrification Summit, David Farnsworth discussed the value of electrification as a flexible grid resource as well as the benefits from data tracking and use of advisory services.

Evaluation Methods for Grid Investments and DERs

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​In a webinar for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, John Shenot explored cost-effectiveness methods and the increasing applicability of benefit-cost analysis for grid modernization investments and distributed energy resources.

Where Do We Go From Here: Visions for a Clean Heat Standard

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In a webinar discussion, panelists discussed efforts across the country to put in place clean heat standards or other mandates for reduction of emissions from thermal end uses.

A Strategic Clean Flexible Load Reserve

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​At a UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute meeting, Carl Linvill discussed flexible load as a grid resource and highlighted steps to build an effective strategic flexible load reserve.

Electricity Pricing: Drivers, Practices and Pitfalls

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At the Financial Research Institute’s Advanced Electricity Seminar on Utility Rates and Pricing for the Future, Carl Linvill explored smart rate design fundamentals and exposed some common policy pitfalls.

Grid Operations and Why They Matter for Air Quality — Part 2

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In the second part of a training for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA), Nancy Seidman explored the air quality and health benefits of energy efficiency and electrification.

Grid Operations and Why They Matter for Air Quality — Part 1

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In a training for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA), Nancy Seidman discussed regional transmission and opportunities for collaboration among air quality regulators, state energy offices and utility commissions.

Foundations of Retail Electricity Rates

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​In a presentation to an Energy Systems Integration Group task force, Mark LeBel explored utility pricing principles and rate-making best practices for today’s power sector.

Clean Heat for a Cooler Planet: Vermont’s Clean Heat Standard

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​In a presentation to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Richard Cowart and Chris Neme discussed an innovative policy tool recently introduced in Vermont. Known as the Clean Heat Standard, it’s a promising new performance standard designed to progressively lower emissions from the heating fuel sector.

Cost-Based Rate Design Reforms for the Modern Grid

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​In a presentation for a California Public Utilities Commission en banc hearing on affordability, Mark LeBel shared advanced electric rate design principles and examples.