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Policy Brief November 22, 2022

Using Benefit-Cost Analysis to Improve Distribution System Investment Decisions: Issue Brief

By John Shenot, Elaine Prause, Jessica Shipley

Electric utility regulators are paying closer attention than ever before to individual distribution system investment decisions, in part because of the rapid growth in distributed energy resources and the need for new grid modernization investments. To achieve the best outcomes for ratepayers and society, regulators need robust and comprehensive tools for eval...

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Report November 22, 2022

Using Benefit-Cost Analysis to Improve Distribution System Investment Decisions: Reference Report

By John Shenot, Elaine Prause, Jessica Shipley

Electric utility regulators are paying closer attention than ever before to individual distribution system investment decisions, in part because of the rapid growth in distributed energy resources and the need for new grid modernization investments. To achieve the best outcomes for ratepayers and society, regulators need robust and comprehensive tools for eval...

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Policy Brief November 22, 2022

Czyst(sz)e ciepło: Zmiana uwarunkowań ekonomicznych dla pomp ciepła w Polsce

By Monika Morawiecka, Duncan Gibb

W ciągu ostatnich dwóch lat Polska znacząco przyspieszyła transformację systemów ogrzewania w budownictwie jednorodzinnym, zwłaszcza jeśli chodzi o rozwój pomp ciepła. Postęp ten zawdzięcza silnemu wsparciu politycznemu w zakresie wycofywania węgla do ogrzewania indywidualnego. Jednak zależność Polski od paliw kopalnych w ogrzewaniu jest nadal bar...

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Policy Brief November 11, 2022

制定配电系统分时电价:支持系统灵活性,实现低成本电气化

By Regulatory Assistance Project

在世界范围,分时电价机制正在逐渐普及。时至今日,大部分国家的分时电价都是根据使用时间,将发电相关成本分摊到不同的时间段中,同时在各个时间平均分摊电网相关成本。本文的主题是将分时电价机制的概念延展到配电系统定价中。 最近,一些国家和地区已经开始...

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Report November 14, 2022

A policy toolkit for global mass heat pump deployment

By Richard Lowes, Duncan Gibb, Jan Rosenow, Samuel Thomas, Matt Malinowski, Alexia Ross, Peter Graham

Heat pumps, a critical technology for clean energy systems, are poised to become the most important technology for heating decarbonisation. Currently, the vast majority of heat is provided by fossil fuels. In order to promote and encourage heat pump installations across the globe, the Regulatory Assistance Project, CLASP and the Global Buildings Performance Netwo...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Heating and Cooling, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Cleaning up heat: The changing economics for heat pumps in Poland

By Duncan Gibb, Monika Morawiecka

Over the past two years, Poland has become a remarkable success story for deployment of clean heat systems, especially heat pumps. Its progress is due to strong policy support for phasing out coal for individual heating. However, Poland’s dependence on fossil fuels for heating is still high, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown that countries heavily re...

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Policy Brief November 3, 2022

Getting the hydrogen network we need for decarbonisation

By Megan Anderson, Andreas Jahn

Clean hydrogen provides a tool that can open up new opportunities for decarbonisation. But it is just one tool, and an expensive one at that. If policymakers allow, or even support, continuation of the current ‘hydrogen rush,’ we will end up with a larger hydrogen network than needed — with high costs for consumers. Policymakers have the right tools in t...

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Policy Brief October 18, 2022

Turning off the gas: Stronger and coherent EU policy to accelerate the fossil gas phaseout

By Duncan Gibb, Megan Anderson, Louise Sunderland, Samuel Thomas

Rapidly phasing out fossil gas demand has become a top priority in Europe. Existing European legislation is expected to achieve only moderate reductions by 2030. The ongoing energy crisis has provided an opportunity to aim for even more extensive decreases in fossil gas demand. Legislation under negotiation, informed by the European Commission’s REPowerEU pla...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Heating and Cooling, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 29, 2022

Facilitating Distributed Energy Resources Requires Policy Actions

By Raj Addepalli

Distributed energy resources can provide key opportunities that would empower India’s retail customers to improve system efficiency, lower costs, and reduce emissions. In the first part of our DER series, we laid out the arguments for how deploying distributed energy resources (DER) in scale provides a key opportunity to empower customers. DERs include element...

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Market Design Download View Summary
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Five key actions for activating household demand-side flexibility

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Securing a clean, efficient and affordable power system is a complex undertaking in the best of times. The current energy crisis, however, has compounded the challenge with a cost-of-living crisis, the need to free Europe from its dependency on Russian fossil...