Unleashing the Power of Power Markets

As renewable energy and energy efficiency scale up around the world, energy markets must adapt to the shift from a predominantly inflexible, high-carbon resource mix to a more flexible, low-carbon resource mix—on both sides of the meter. Effective markets also enable grid operators and system managers to maintain reliable service at the lowest reasonable cost.

Our team helps policymakers, regulators, planning agencies, system operators, and others operating in competitive energy markets navigate the complexities of market design and develop market rules to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy future.

Our Focus

We identify, refine, and recommend market mechanisms that promote system flexibility and support the transition to a low-carbon, clean energy future. We also advise policymakers as they tailor clean energy policies, such as renewable portfolio standards and feed-in-tariffs, to complement local electricity markets. A critical consideration of any transition is the potential for adverse financial impacts on both investors and consumers. Therefore, our team also helps policymakers develop exit strategies for the early retirement of high-carbon resources.

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Presentation June 4, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, Mark LeBel Read now
Policy Brief May 31, 2020

Designing Power Markets to Maximize the Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart Read now
Presentation May 27, 2020

Decoupling in the Time of COVID-19

By Janine Migden-Ostrander Read now
Presentation May 27, 2020

Evolving Frameworks for Regulation, Revenue and Rate Design

By Mark LeBel Read now
Presentation May 21, 2020

Next Generation Performance-Based Regulation for Carbon

By David Littell Read now
Policy Brief May 21, 2020

Cooperative Governance

By Mahesh Patankar, Frederick Weston, Joni Sliger, Robert Lieberman, Priyanka Shendage Read now
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Equity in the energy transition: Who pays and who benefits?

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn, Michael Hogan, Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart Read now
Policy Brief May 13, 2020

Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Megan O’Reilly Read now
Presentation May 8, 2020

Quantifying and Maximizing the Value of Distributed Energy Resources

By John Shenot Read now
Report April 29, 2020

Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing

By Nancy Seidman, Alice Napoleon, Kathryn Maddux, Christopher James, Dara Torre, Donna Brutkoski, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Ken Colburn, Jamie Hall, Jennifer Kallay, Max Chang, Philip Eash-Gates, Denise Harlow, Meg Power Read now
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