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Presentation February 26, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel, Paul Chernick

In a webinar presentation, Jim Lazar, Mark Lebel and Paul Chernick discussed and answered questions about their newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms....

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Performance Incentives for Cost-Effective Distribution System Investments

By David Littell, Megan O’Reilly, Jessica Shipley

This policy brief, a generic version of a memo provided for a state public utility commission, considers starting points for how to apply performance-based regulation and associated performance incentive mechanisms to distribution system investments by utilities. Ensuring that such investments are cost-effective begins by outlining goals that a state utility c...

Distribution Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 27, 2020

ENTSO-E public consultation on ERAA: Response to questions

By Christos Kolokathis

In December 2019, the European Network of Transmission System operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, asked stakeholders to comment on the organisation’s proposal for a Methodology for a European Resource Adequacy Assessment (ERAA). The purpose of the ERAA is to assess the risks to a secure supply of electricity over the next 10 years. These public comments were ...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 26, 2020

Rate Designs That Work for a Modern, Customer-Oriented Grid

By David Littell, Joni Sliger

Technology has evolved faster than utility-offered rate designs have, and consumer choice will continue to grow as advanced energy technologies -- from electric vehicles to battery storage -- and smart grid optionality become available. These changes should likewise prompt advances in electricity pricing, in order to send price signals that are consistent with gr...

Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Kommentierung: Spitzenlastglättung nach § 14a EnWG

By Andreas Jahn, Alexandra Langenheld, Thorsten Lenck, Urs Maier

Für die Elektrifizierung des Verkehrs- und Wärmesektors bei den privaten Verbrauchern werden neue, aber auch flexible Lasten im Verteilnetz angeschlossen. Um den Ausbau und die dadurch entstehenden Kosten begrenzen zu können, hat das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium ein Gutachten unter dem Titel „Digitalisierung der Energiewende“ vergeben. Die Ausarbeitung von...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation

Role of Demand Flexibility

By Rasika Athawale

At the one-day workshop on power system transformation at Maharashtra state-level, which was organized by IEA, NITI Aayog and Prayas, Rasika Athawale spoke of the role of demand flexibility for higher integration of VRE into the state grid. She presented results from E3 India model to demonstrate benefits of a higher RE share to the state’s macroeconomy. She co...

Demand Response, Power Markets and Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

Cost allocation, one of the major steps in the traditional regulatory process for setting utility rates, has been addressed in several important publications over the past 60 years. These works and historic best practices are foundational — but the legacy methods from the 20th century are no more suited to the new realities of the...

Discussion Draft February 11, 2020

Taking First Steps: Insights for State Utility Commissions Preparing for Electric Transportation

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Mark LeBel, Megan O’Reilly

As the market for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States continues to grow, states are beginning to pay more attention to the issues that arise. While no one state agency has clear responsibility for it, utility commissions are taking their first steps toward determining how best to prepare for, accommodate and promote this transition. They are meeting w...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation February 6, 2020

Monetizing Health Benefits from Efficiency and Renewables

By Nancy Seidman

​In a presentation for the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies' energy committee, Nancy Seidman described significant health benefits resulting from efficiency and renewables and highlighted an innovative new Environmental Protection Agency tool useful for quantifying those benefits.​...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation February 4, 2020

Monetizing Health Benefits from Efficiency and Renewables

By Nancy Seidman

​In a briefing for the Massachusetts Legislature, Nancy Seidman described significant health benefits resulting from efficiency and renewables and highlighted an innovative new Environmental Protection Agency tool useful for quantifying those benefits....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary