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电力市场监测:美国的经验和建立现货市场监管的建议

By Max Dupuy

2019年11月7日,国家能源局西北监管局组织召开了西北区域电力市场及电力交易工作培训会,甘肃、新疆能源监管办,西北五省区电网企业、发电企业和售电公司相关业务人员共计120余人参加培训,睿博能源智库的六位欧美专家受邀出席并授课。本期为读者介绍关于美国电力市...

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Experience from the United States and Recommendations for Regulation of Spot Markets

By Max Dupuy

A team from RAP shared international best practices for wholesale market design with participants at a workshop organized by the Northwest Energy Regulatory Bureau and National Energy Administration. The RAP team shared experience with market monitoring, resource adequacy and planning, and integrating variable renewable resources into the grid....

Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation November 5, 2019

The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Decarbonized Economy

By John Shenot, Steven Nadel, Sue Coakley, Carmen Best

In a recent special issue of The Electricity Journal guest-edited by RAP staff, authors tackled various aspects of the topic of energy optimization. RAP brought together three of the authors who contributed to the special issue for a webinar conversation: Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Sue Coakley, execut...

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Policy Brief October 29, 2019

Flexibility for the 21st Century Power System

By Carl Linvill, Jim Lazar, David Littell, Jessica Shipley, David Farnsworth

Perhaps the most basic of electricity sector rules, one that has operated for over a century, is that electricity must be generated at precisely the same time it's consumed. For years, grid operators have determined load on a system and adjusted supply by adding available generators to meet it, first with the lowest-cost units, then adding more expensive ones unt...

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 29, 2019

Making Basic Service More Affordable: Electricity Rates for Low- and Moderate- Income Ratepayers

By David Littell, Joni Sliger

​This policy brief dives deeper into rate design for low- and moderate-income (LMI) ratepayers in New England. As always, effective rate design is crucial to achieving regulatory and public policy goals, but achieving broad societal policy goals need not come at the cost of burdening economically vulnerable LMI ratepayers. To design rates at levels customers ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation October 28, 2019

Adapting Policy, Pricing and Regulation as DERs Ascend

By Carl Linvill

​In a policy training session at the University of California in Davis, Carl Linvill delivered a comprehensive overview of integrated distribution planning, smart rate design, and performance-based regulation, as well as the synergies distributed energy resources bring to today's grid....

Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
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Distribution grid planning for a successful energy transition – Focus on electromobility

By Urs Maier, Frank Peter, Andreas Jahn, Julia Hildermeier

The energy transition in Germany poses challenges, but two main issues are emerging with regard to power distribution. First, peaks occur on the system on days when high levels of wind and solar generation are injected. Second, increases in the use of electric heat pumps and electric transport are driving peak demand higher. Viewed through the lens of conventiona...

Distribution Resource Planning, Electric Vehicles, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation October 23, 2019

A Deep Dive Into Industry Transformation Barriers and Enablers

By Jim Lazar

​Jim Lazar spoke at a conference sponsored by Uplight, on business model innovation and technological innovation in the electricity industry. His presentation addressed eliminating rate base as a determinant of utility earnings, recognition of the health benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and innovative technologies that will assist in the tran...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Heating and Cooling, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
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The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Decarbonized Economy

Smart policies and regulations alone will not lead to reliable and affordable decarbonization of the U.S. economy — but they are essential components of the decarbonization “recipe.” In a recent special issue of The Electricity Journal guest-edited by RAP staff, authors tackled various ingredients in this recipe. RAP brought together three of the authors who...