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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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RAP's experts highlight policy, regulatory, and market solutions to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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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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Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 2)

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for better, cleaner, more reliable and lower cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches to align regulation’s inherent incentives with…

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