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Presentation August 16, 2019

An Insight into Discoms’ Business and Investment Decisions

By Rasika Athawale

At an energy finance conference hosted by the Centre for Financial Accountability, Rasika Athawale highlighted cost optimization as a driver for exploring the role of load flexibility. Instead of signing more long-term power purchase agreements with conventional plants, distribution companies can unlock value by deploying demand-side measures....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation August 13, 2019

Key Regulatory Considerations for TCI

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar hosted by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, Nancy Seidman explored important regulatory considerations to guide Transportation and Climate Initiative states around the Northeast....

Electric Vehicles, Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation August 13, 2019

Existing Plant Decision-making: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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. Existing Plant Decision-making explores cost analysis for choosing which power plants to run. The presentation accompanies Module 4 in this series: Module 1: T...

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Presentation August 13, 2019

Contracts, Auctions, and Exchanges: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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. Contracts, Auctions, and Exchanges explains the mechanics of energy exchange and the “value” of price. The presentation accompanies Module 6 in this series: ...

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Presentation August 13, 2019

System Management: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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. System Management discusses managing grid resources for reliability and affordability. The presentation accompanies Module 7 in this series: Module 1: The Langua...

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Presentation August 13, 2019

The Language of Costs: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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...

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Presentation August 13, 2019

Services of Different Plants: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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. Services of Different Plants identifies the importance of flexibility and other characteristics of generation. The presentation accompanies Module 2 in this series: ...

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Presentation August 13, 2019

Costs of Different Plants: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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. Costs of Different Plants identifies and characterizes various types of power plants. It then describes a hypothetical portfolio of various plants, and, finally, it appli...

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Presentation August 13, 2019

New Plant Decision-making: Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Dallas Burtraw

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. New Plant Decision-making discusses the basic economics of decisions to build new generating capacity. The presentation accompanies Module 5 in this series: Modu...

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Presentation July 31, 2019

Controlling Emissions in India’s Electricity Sector

By Rasika Athawale, Ranjit Bharvirkar

In a workshop co-hosted by the Centre for Policy Research, Asar Social Impact Advisors and RAP, Rasika Athawale and Ranjit Bharvirkar presented an introduction to market-based options for electricity sector emissions control. They considered the strengths and weaknesses of an emissions trading system, an emissions portfolio obligation and an emissions reduction ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary