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Presentation November 15, 2018

The Future of Electrification

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth participated in a panel in Boston, Massachusetts, outlining power sector innovations and electrification opportunities for young professionals in energy....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation November 13, 2018

Public policies for the energy and transport transition in Europe—a third-sector view

By Julia Hildermeier

​The ESADE business and law school in Madrid invited Julia Hildermeier to speak at its global annual energy meeting with the theme "The Energy Transition and the Future of Transport." Dr. Hildermeiner shared public policy recommendations for the decarbonisation of transport....

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Presentation November 11, 2018

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design: Aligning Rates with System Value

By Carl Linvill

​In a presentation for a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) panel in Orlando, Florida, Carl Linvill explored smart rate design approaches to non-residential ratemaking that better reflect system costs, including time-of-use rates....

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 8, 2018

Regional resource adequacy assessments: The key to ensuring security of supply at a reasonable cost

By Christos Kolokathis, Philip Baker, Michael Hogan

The cost-efficient sharing of resources between Member States could save European consumers 8 billion euros annually by 2030 by reducing the need for investment in new resources to keep the lights on, according to the European Commission’s estimates. However, these benefits will largely remain unexploited if Member States continue with the current, uncoordinate...

Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation November 8, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Considerations for Space Heating

By David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, Jessica Shipley

In a RAP webinar presentation, David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, and Jessica Shipley discussed considerations for ensuring that electrification of space heating benefits consumers, the power grid, and the environment, as well as regulatory and policy tools for implementing the transition to electrified heating....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
November818
Webinar (video)

Beneficial Electrification: Considerations for Space Heating (Webinar)

Space heating is an important opportunity for beneficial electrification—but the types of opportunities vary significantly by region, building type, and policy landscape. RAP’s November 2018 paper on this topic analyzes these opportunities, and it offers guidance on how regulators can evaluate and implement policies and programs to electrify space heating. In a webinar on November...

Report November 8, 2018

Beneficial Electrification of Space Heating

By Jessica Shipley, Jim Lazar, David Farnsworth, Camille Kadoch

RAP’s definition of beneficial electrification asserts that an electrified end use must satisfy at least one of the following conditions, without adversely affecting the other two: Saves consumers money over the long run; Enables better grid management; and Reduces negative environmental impacts. Because space heating represents such a sizable pro...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Presentation November 8, 2018

Marginal Emissions and Beneficial Electrification

By Nancy Seidman

In a presentation to the Midcontinent Power Sector Collaborative in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nancy Seidman addressed the effect of load growth on marginal emissions and offered suggestions for linking electrification and air quality policy to ensure beneficial outcomes....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation October 29, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Considerations for Appliance Standards

By Jessica Shipley

​In a presentation for the Appliance Standards Awareness Project in Washington, D.C., Jessica Shipley discussed the hallmarks of beneficial electrification and the key role appliance standards will play as electrification in the public interest advances....

Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Standards and Codes Download View Summary