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Report September 28, 2023

Capacity markets — six mitigations for six drawbacks: A Power System Blueprint Deep Dive

By Dominic Scott, Bram Claeys, Zsuzsanna Pató

Over the last 10 years Europe has witnessed the growth of capacity remuneration mechanisms (CRMs) — tools intended to provide added confidence of adequate resource when demand is forecasted to peak. RAP has often documented concerns with certain CRM interventions — forward capacity market auctions in particular. Instead, a more transparent and consumer-focus...

Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 26, 2023

Policy and regulatory tools to assist achievement of India’s low-carbon energy goals

By Frederick Weston, Raj Addepalli, Mahesh Patankar

India is on an ambitious path India has embarked on aggressive plans to reform its electricity sector in keeping with its nationally determined contributions (NDC) submitted to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and with its current and future energy needs. The importance accorded by the Government of India to electricity sector plans and ...

Distributed Generation, Regulation and Governance, Reliability View Summary
Policy Brief September 22, 2023


By Wang Xuan, Max Dupuy, Hu Junfeng


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Policy Brief August 29, 2023


By Ruoshui Li, Zachary Ming, Jingying (Jing) Chen, Max Dupuy

2023年4月,国家能源局公开征求的《关于加强新型电力系统稳定工作的指导意见(征求意见稿)》意见的通知 ,对加强电力市场管理提出了明确的要求。这其中就包括“推动建立容量市场,激励支撑调节资源建设”。在睿博能源智库(RAP)此前的研究中,我们基于美国经验对�...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Decompression: Policy and regulatory options to manage the gas grid in a decarbonising UK

By Richard Lowes

For countries with significant proportions of gas in their heating mixes that are looking to decarbonise and reduce exposure to gas imports, there is a major question around how to deal with existing gas distribution infrastructure in an equitable way which supports consumers. Yet this question has received only limited policy focus. This briefing considers this...

Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief July 28, 2023


By Jingying (Jing) Chen


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Implications of the Fit for 55 package on Member States’ energy saving obligations

By Samuel Thomas, Marion Santini, Danai Sofia Exintaveloni, Jean-Sébastien Broc

The Council of the European Union voted on 25 July 2023 to adopt the final text of the recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive. This was the last step in the decision-making process and is the right time to consider the implications of the latest changes in the EU legislation. What will EU Member States need to do to meet their new energy savings obligations...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary

Solar and wind only cannibalise prices if you let them: A Power System Blueprint Deep Dive

By Dominic Scott, Bram Claeys

A recurring theme in energy market discussions is the fear that increasing shares of solar and wind with negligible running costs will lead to plummeting electricity prices — so-called price cannibalisation — making further investments in renewables uneconomic. This has fuelled concerns that investment in renewables — having at last reached cost competit...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Power Markets and Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Policy Brief

EVs Need to Pay Their Fair Share: A Proper Road Use Fee for Electric Vehicles

By Jim Lazar, Raphael Breit

Electric vehicles (EVs) need to pay their fair share of road construction and maintenance costs. But by targeting EV owners with inequitable and inefficient fees, state legislatures continue to miss the opportunity to solve the challenge of responsibly funding highways. In the United States, highway construction and maintenance are primarily funded through taxe...

Electric Vehicles Download View Summary
Policy Brief July 3, 2023


By Ruoshui Li, Zachary Ming, Wang Xuan


Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary