Filter

Knowledge Center Results

Found 2067 Results
Policy Brief February 15, 2019

Revisiting the Gas Tax

By David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar

As they electrify their transportation sectors, states will need to consider how best to incorporate electric vehicles, electric buses, and other vehicles using electricity as fuel into the way they fund transportation sector construction and maintenance. In recent years, various taxes and other mechanisms have been unable to keep up with transportation infrastru...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation February 7, 2019

EV Charging Infrastructure: Utility and Regulatory Approaches

By Jessica Shipley

​In a presentation to the National Association of State Energy Officials in Washington, D.C., Jessica Shipley discussed the key role of utilities and regulators in advancing smart charging policy to ensure that electric vehicle charging infrastructure results in reduced costs and emissions as well as grid management benefits. ​...

Electric Vehicles, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation February 5, 2019

Let’s Be More Flexible: Rules and Tools for a Modern Power Grid

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

​In a webinar presentation moderated by David Farnsworth, Carl Linvill, David Littell, Jim Lazar, and Jessica Shipley discussed the importance of flexible resources to the power grid. They offered examples of flexibility from around the country and explored tools to optimize flexible resources: pricing and price-responsive demand, controlled loads, and open p...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation February 5, 2019

“Capacity” adequacy and adequate system flexibility: The secret to getting both at least cost

By Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan was invited to speak about resource adequacy and power system flexibility at a workshop in Budapest organised by the Hungarian regulatory authority. He explored best practices for assessing necessary resources, the role of energy pricing, and recommendations for ensuring security of supply and flexibility at least cost....

Energy Resource Planning, Reliability Download View Summary
Report January 30, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Jim Lazar

​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. The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growin...

Climate and Public Health, Electric Vehicles, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
February519
Webinar (video)

Let’s Be More Flexible: Rules and Tools for a Modern Power Grid (Webinar)

Grid operators have historically forecast demand and scheduled generation to meet that demand. But new technologies allow us to use flexible renewable resources and flexible load to ensure that demand and supply stay in balance. The flexibility that these technologies provide allows for a lower-cost and lower-emission power sector. It also enables the cost-effective integration...

Presentation January 23, 2019

Energy Regulation in Vermont: Purpose, Means, History, Trends

By Frederick Weston

​At the invitation of the Vermont House Committee on Energy and Technology, Rick Weston spoke on the theory and practice of energy regulation in the United States, highlighting Vermont's electric sector evolution and emerging trends....

Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report January 17, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Water Heating

By David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, Jessica Shipley

​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. Water heating accounts for almost 20 percent of re...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Report

Die Grundversorgung mit Strom und Gas in Deutschland: Potenziale zur Verbraucherentlastung und Handlungsoptionen

By Andreas Jahn, Julius Ecke

Auch viele Jahre nach der Liberalisierung wird ein relevanter Teil der Verbraucher noch durch den sogenannten Grundversorger mit Strom und Gas beliefert. Die gesetzlichen Regelungen bestimmen denjenigen Versorger zum Grundversorger, der in einem Netzgebiet die meisten Haushalte versorgt. Er ist allerdings in seiner Preisgestaltung weitgehend frei. Ferner ist die ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report

Market-based instruments for energy efficiency: a global review

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Samuel Thomas

There is an increasing interest in the role so-called market-based instruments (MBIs) can play to deliver energy efficiency across the world. Their rising popularity among policymakers owes, in part, to their characteristics. They tend to be less prescriptive than traditional regulations and grants because they focus on the energy savings versus the means of deli...

EM&V, Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary