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Presentation July 31, 2018

Market and Regulatory Decarbonization Pathways

By David Littell

​In a presentation to the Illinois Commerce Commission's Next Grid Working Group, David Littell outlined lessons learned from various approaches to carbon regulation, in particular the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.​...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation July 25, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Electrification in the Public Interest

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation to the Illinois Commerce Commission's NextGrid Working Group, David Farnsworth described principles regulators can follow to ensure that electrification initiatives benefit customers, grid management, and the environment. ​...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrated Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation July 24, 2018

Grid Modernization and New Utility Business Model

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​At a Clean Energy Legislative Academy conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, RAP's Janine Migden-Ostrander and Mike O'Boyle of Energy Innovation explored the role of the legislator in advancing grid modernization....

Distribution Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Journal Article July 20, 2018

The remaining potential for energy savings in UK households

By Jan Rosenow, Pedro Guertler, Steven Sorrell, Nick Eyre

Progress on improving energy efficiency of UK homes has stalled in recent years and the question arises how much more potential for further energy savings exist across the housing stock. Whilst there are some high-level estimates of the potential for buildings energy efficiency in the UK, a more granular assessment is needed to understand exactly where this pot...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Policy Brief July 17, 2018

Selected Issues in Power Sector Transformation

By Regulatory Assistance Project

Utility regulators in some states, recognizing the quickening pace of change in the energy sector, are looking ahead at how industry trends and policy drivers will affect the electricity system in their jurisdictions. Decision-makers in many other states are just beginning to consider whether power sector transformation could better accommodate trends such as ben...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation July 17, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Energy Efficiency Version 2.0

By Jim Lazar

​Jim Lazar presented on regulatory considerations for beneficial electrification during a panel discussion at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Summer Policy Summit in Scottsdale, AZ....

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Heating and Cooling, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation July 15, 2018

Getting Standby Rates Right for a Modern Grid

By David Littell

David Littell presented on best practices for designing standby rates during a panel discussion at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Summer Policy Summit in Scottsdale, AZ....

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation July 2, 2018

How to design a market for renewables?

By Andreas Jahn

At an event marking the beginning of Austria's term in the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, Andreas Jahn spoke about market design that promotes integration of increasing penetrations of renewable energy sources....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation June 25, 2018

Key challenges for the German energy transition and its market design

By Andreas Jahn

As part of a study tour in Germany for power system operators from the United States, Andreas Jahn unpacked the key challenges for the German energy transition. He explored the main issues regarding power markets, the coal phase-out, tariff design, the electrification of transport and heat, as well as reforms and auctions under the German Renewable Energy Act....

Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation June 25, 2018

Maximizing Grid Benefits of DERs Through Rate Design

By Carl Linvill

​At the National Association of State Utility Advocates (NASUCA) annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carl Linvill explored the features of smart rate design for non-residential utility customers and the resulting cost savings and system benefits. ​...

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary