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Presentation June 13, 2018

Harness Disruption or Be Disrupted

By David Littell

​During a panel at the National Governors Association's annual Governors’ Advisors’ Energy Policy Institute, David Littell presented on the importance of distribution and transmission planning in an era of disruptive technology.​...

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Non-Transmission Alternatives, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Presentation June 7, 2018

Rate Design in the Future

By John Shenot, Jim Lazar

At an Energy Foundation workshop in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jim Lazar described principles for smart rate design and the importance of rate design for the integration of renewables and electric vehicles as part of power sector transformation....

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Presentation June 7, 2018

Anforderungen an den Verteilnetzbetrieb und internationale Beispiele

By Andreas Jahn

Bei der Veranstaltung Herausforderungen bei den Strom-Verteilnetzen im Rahmen der Sektorkopplung an der Technische Universität Berlin sprach Andreas Jahn über die Notwendigkeit und Vorteile eines unabhängigen Verteilnetzbetriebs. Herr Jahn erläuterte an Hand der nordamerikanischen Independent System Operators, dass dies eine Voraussetzung sei, um Netzknapph...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Presentation June 6, 2018

Exceptions, Shortcomings, and Work-Arounds for the Traditional Approach

By Jessica Shipley, Jim Lazar

​Jessica Shipley and Jim Lazar explained some of the shortcomings of the traditional approach to ratemaking and explored a variety of methods to address those shortcomings during a workshop sponsored by the Energy Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina....

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 1 (Introduction—Global Lessons for Success)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the first of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, examines the concept of performance-based regulation (PBR) and how it can provide a framework to connect goals, targets, and measures to utility performance or executive compensation. It examines leading e...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 2 (Primer—Essential Elements of Design and Implementation)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the second of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on best practices for design, development, and implementation of performance-based regulation mechanisms. It begins by laying the groundwork for understanding the incentives inherent in institutio...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 3 (Innovative Examples from Around the World)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the final of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on how performance-based regulation (PBR) can be used to navigate an era of rapid technological change in the power sector. It examines the trends seen in this rapid change, including the penetrati...

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Policy Brief

Realising the benefits of European market integration

By Philip Baker, Michael Hogan, Christos Kolokathis

Greater integration of wholesale energy markets in Europe holds enormous potential to benefit consumers in the region. The European Commission and others estimate that the increase in social welfare of fully integrating Europe’s electricity markets could exceed €40 billion annually by 2030. However, progress toward fully realising these public benefits dep...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary