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Presentation June 4, 2020

Emissions and Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar for the National Association of State Energy Officials, Nancy Seidman discussed the cost and emissions benefits of grid-interactive efficient buildings and their role as flexible load. ​  ...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Presentation June 4, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, Mark LeBel

In a follow-up discussion to an earlier webinar, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took a more detailed, technical look at how to update cost allocation methods to ensure that costs are shared efficiently and fairly. The presentation breaks down specific issues to be considered within the generation, transmission and distribut...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 31, 2020

Designing Power Markets to Maximize the Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart

Understanding the interactions between carbon markets and electricity markets — the impacts of each on the other — is key to good design of both. International experience shows that designing power markets and carbon markets in isolated policy “silos” does not lead to best outcomes. Designing them in concert helps ensure that the markets are as economical...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation May 27, 2020

Decoupling in the Time of COVID-19

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​In a National Regulatory Research Institute webinar, Janine Migden-Ostrander discussed decoupling as a regulatory tool for state commissions responding to the changes in demand, payment and economic distress of customers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
June420
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Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

RAP’s Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era manual lays out an approach appropriate for the 21st century power grid, characterized by growing adoption of variable renewable energy, storage and demand-side technology. In a follow-up discussion to our earlier webinar on this topic, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took...

Presentation May 22, 2020

Rate Design and Electric Vehicles

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Nancy Seidman highlighted issues and challenges of electric vehicle rate design and the beneficial impact on emissions that can result from smart rate design.    ...

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 21, 2020

Cooperative Governance: Opportunities to Enhance Rural Livelihoods in India

By Mahesh Patankar, Frederick Weston, Joni Sliger, Robert Lieberman, Priyanka Shendage

Rural populations in India continually face great challenges when it comes to earning and maintaining a sustainable living. With up to 70% of rural Indians working in the agricultural sector, those challenges will only become more substantial as climate change creates greater impacts and economic uncertainty causes further distress. Solving these problems will re...

Energy and Water Resources, Energy Resource Planning, Governance Download View Summary