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Presentation July 16, 2019

Funding Roadway Infrastructure in an Electrified World

By Karen Glitman, Mark LeBel, Jim Lazar

In a webinar on July 16, Mark LeBel and Jim Lazar from RAP, along with Karen Glitman of the Center for Sustainable Energy, discussed and answered questions about the current state of transportation funding, the causes of highway construction and maintenance costs, and ways to implement better solutions for everyone who shares the roads....

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation July 3, 2019

Accelerating the benefits of electric vehicle integration

By Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis

As the number of electric vehicles on European roads grows, policymakers can unlock extensive value for all consumers, the grid and the environment — provided we integrate EVs strategically into the power system. The time is right for new cross-sectoral policies for e-mobility to accelerate the transition to cleaner transport and energy at least cost. In a w...

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July1619
Webinar (video)

Funding Transportation in an Electrified World

In recent years, fuel taxes and other funding mechanisms have not kept pace with the increasing costs of building and maintaining transportation infrastructure. Improved overall vehicle fuel efficiency has reduced fuel tax revenues. The growing number of electric vehicles on the road is beginning to contribute to this challenge. Some states, perceiving that EV owners...

Report June 26, 2019

Performance-based regulation: Aligning incentives with clean energy outcomes

By Zsuzsanna Pató, Philip Baker, Jan Rosenow

For years European policymakers have been working toward an integrated, competitive energy system. Now the Clean Energy for All Europeans package directs Member States to develop a decarbonised, cost‑efficient energy system that provides consumers with access to affordable and secure energy. The urgency of this task is further heightened by climate concerns. Po...

Business Models, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 21, 2019

Strategies for China to Reduce the Risk of New Coal Power Plant Investments

By Lijun Yue, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy

In May 2019, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) loosened  restrictions on  new coal power  plant  construction. This gave eight  provinces the green light to build new coal-fired generation capacity. Because of the  increasingly uncertain value proposition of  new  coal power generation,  even investments  that pass  the NEA...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrating Renewable Energy, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 21, 2019

降低中国新煤电项目投资战略

By Lijun Yue, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy

2019年5月,中国国家能源局放松了对新建燃煤电厂的限制,给8个省份的新煤电项目开了绿灯。由于新建燃煤电项目的经济性越来越不确定,即使项目可以通过能源局三管齐下预警体系的评估,但仍不符合中国的长期国家利益。对煤电项目的新投资会对资产、机制、环境等方面...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation June 20, 2019

Value on the Table

By David Littell

​David Littell focused on the grid benefits of advanced clean technologies during a presentation to ISO New England’s Consumer Liaison Group in Westborough, Massachusetts. He examined the value to ratepayers and customers that goes unrecognized and unrealized​ under current wholesale market constructs....

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Presentation June 17, 2019

NextGen wholesale markets: What objectives? What challenges? What solutions?

By Michael Hogan

The International Energy Agency invited Michael Hogan to speak at an invitation-only workshop of its Electricity Security Advisory Panel. He highlighted the importance of flexibility, energy pricing and the role of consumers in wholesale markets to achieve fast, reliable and affordable decarbonisation of energy....

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July319
Webinar (video)

Accelerating the benefits of electric vehicle integration

By 2030, approximately 10 million battery electric vehicles and 18 million plug-in hybrids are expected to be on European roads. As the number of electric vehicles grows, policymakers can unlock extensive value for all consumers, the grid and the environment — provided we integrate EVs strategically into the power system. The time is right for...

Presentation June 14, 2019

Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets: The Language of Costs

By William Shobe

This presentation is part of Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets, a curriculum on the theory and application of economic-engineering concepts underlying competitive electricity markets. The Language of Costs, aims to develop a common understanding of capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, average cost, and variable cost. It also illustrates how...

Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary