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Policy Brief October 20, 2020

Time-Varying Rates in New England: Opportunities for Reform

By David Littell, Joni Sliger

​Although some New England utilities offer modernized rates for special applications, like electric vehicles and battery storage, there is substantial room for improvement in time-varying residential pricing. This policy brief, the last in a series examining rate design issues across New England, looks more closely at time-varying rates offered by utilities in ...

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Presentation September 25, 2020

Wholesale Market Reforms and Simulation Tool

By Dheer Patel

The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) in collaboration with Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) organized a workshop on wholesale market reforms for officials from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and Power Company of Karnataka Limited (PCKL). Dheer Patel presented an overview of wholesale market reforms proposed and implemented...

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Presentation October 7, 2020

Heating Electrification and Rate Design

By Mark LeBel

​In a webinar hosted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and Building Electrification Initiative, Mark LeBel explored smart rate design principles that support thermal efficiency, resulting in reduced system costs and lower customer bills....

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Presentation October 5, 2020

Demand Charges and Cost Causation

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design​, Mark LeBel discussed the diminished role for demand charges in today's electricity sector....

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Presentation October 1, 2020

Global Warming Solutions Acts in the Northeast

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation for the New Hampshire Emission Commission, David Farnsworth provided an overview of the key components of the Global Warming Solutions Acts ​of several states in the Northeast....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Presentation September 17, 2020

Beneficial Electrification of Transportation: Electrification in the Public Interest and Roadmap for Electric Transportation

By David Farnsworth, Camille Kadoch

​In a webinar for the U.S. Climate Alliance, David Farnsworth and Camille Kadoch discussed the principles of beneficial electrification and state approaches for advancing clean transportation....

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Presentation September 16, 2020

Grid Modernization and New Utility Business Model

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, Camille Kadoch

​​​At a Clean Energy Legislative Academy virtual conference, Janine Migden-Ostrander and Camille Kadoch explored the important part that legislators can play in furthering grid modernization....

Distribution Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief

“能源革命”与电力行业改革:从国际对比视角看中国南方电网面临的挑战

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

本文着眼于支持到2050年能源行业转型的雄心勃勃的情景,讨论主要集中在近期和中期的实际操作上。我们将介绍同样正在为电力部门转型议程努力的其他国家相关讨论中的观点。我们还会讨论未来五年左右,就南方电网地区的制度背景和改革现状,在能源政策、市场设计、规...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Grid-Scale Renewables, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 15, 2020

‘Energy Revolution’ and Power Sector Reform: Insights on Challenges in the China Southern Grid Region From a Comparative International Perspective

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

The five-province Southern Grid region has long been a testing ground for new policies and reforms. Most recently, the central government asked the region to become the first integrated regional electricity spot market. Starting from the central government’s call for an “energy revolution,” RAP developed a detailed set of recommendations and engaged in disc...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Grid-Scale Renewables, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation September 15, 2020

Insights for States Preparing for Electric Transportation

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation for the Florida Public Service Commission, David Farnsworth highlighted important steps to advance electric transportation, including load management strategies and smart rate design....

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary