Energy Issues

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Climate and Public Health

Though the power sector is the largest source of industrial pollution, in many places regulations governing the power sector are out of step with public health and environmental laws. Our multi-disciplinary team helps energy and environmental regulators identify opportunities to align power sector regulation with environmental and climate policy.

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Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs

Distributed generation and energy storage, such as batteries, water heaters, and even electric vehicles, can enhance the power system’s ability to integrate variable renewable energy resources and minimize costs. We help policymakers develop new policies to empower consumers, enable needed flexibility, and provide fair compensation for the capabilities provided.

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Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

A growing suite of technologies makes it possible to dramatically increase energy productivity at the point of use. The right policies and incentives can give consumers and grid operators more control over energy demand.

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Energy Resource Planning

Electricity grids are the largest industrial facilities in the world and their capital needs for expansion and replacement are huge. Meeting those needs—while ensuring safe, adequate, and reliable service to consumers—cannot be left solely to market forces. Energy resource planning provides a road map that regulators, grid managers, utility companies, and investors can rely on to forecast system needs, ensure efficient capital allocation and fair returns to it, and achieve other public policy objectives.

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Grid-Scale Renewables

Renewable energy is the fastest-growing source of energy on Earth. Ensuring its safe, efficient, and cost-effective integration into the grid is crucial to achieving a clean energy future.

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Power Markets and Reliability

In jurisdictions with competitive energy markets, we help decision-makers develop market rules to support and accelerate the transition to a clean, low-carbon energy future.

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Pricing and Rate Design

The prices we charge for electricity have a profound impact on the choices made by customers, utilities, and technology innovators and investors. Getting the prices—and pricing policy—right creates incentives for clean, efficient electricity production, consumption, and innovations that benefit the entire power system.

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Regulation and Governance

Declining costs of and rising consumer demand for cleaner energy resources are driving massive changes in the electricity industry. As a trusted partner to energy and environmental regulators, RAP helps them adapt the regulatory paradigm to take advantage of these opportunities.

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From the Knowledge Center

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Policy Brief September 21, 2017

Public Benefit Funds: Finanzierungsmechanismus für Energieeffizienz-Investitionen

By Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow Read now
Presentation September 21, 2017

Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch Read now
Presentation September 14, 2017

Power Markets in an Era of Low Marginal Costs

By David Littell Read now
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 Read now
Presentation September 12, 2017

Non-Traditional Regulation: A Survey

By Frederick Weston Read now
Presentation September 12, 2017

Into the Brave New World of Consumer Protection Policy

By Janine Migden-Ostrander Read now
Policy Brief August 30, 2017

Regional Operational Centres: A review of the Commission’s proposal and recommendations for improvement

By Philip Baker, Julie Finkler, Christos Kolokathis Read now
Fact Sheet August 29, 2017

Fixed charges impede progress & drive up costs of the clean energy transition

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan Read now
Policy Brief

Assessing the European Council’s Proposal for Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive

By Jan Rosenow Read now
Policy Brief August 21, 2017

Die Kräfte des Marktes für Energieeffizienz nutzen

By Jan Rosenow Read now
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