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November2221
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Quantifying clean: Electric vehicles and marginal emissions

Net-zero targets are top of mind for all involved in the transition to clean transport and clean energy. Electrifying end uses that were previously powered by fossil fuels, such as transport and heat, always strikes a positive balance for Europe’s decarbonisation efforts. Yet assessing the actual progress is complex, especially given the continual changes to...

Presentation November 16, 2021

Participating in Power: How to Read and Respond to Integrated Resource Plans

By Jake Duncan, Julia Eagles, Elaine Prause, John Shenot

In a webinar presentation, Jake Duncan and Julia Eagles of the Institute of Market Transformation and Elaine Prause and John Shenot of RAP discussed how local governments and advocates can effectively engage in the process of utility integrated resource planning....

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November1621
Webinar (video)

Participating in Power: How to Read and Respond to Integrated Resource Plans

To address climate and equity challenges, utilities will have to transform the way they plan – ensuring that a full range of resources are considered to meet utility customers’ needs. One of the most important opportunities to ensure such outcomes is via integrated resource plans, or IRPs, which regulated utilities submit to their public utility...

Policy Brief November 8, 2021

电力现货市场风险管理–资源充足性规划

By Regulatory Assistance Project

在中国“十四五”严格控制煤电增长和“十五五”之后逐步退煤的大背景下,如何更好地利用包括清洁能源、需求侧管理和储能资源提升电力供应保障能力,以及通过增强省间余缺调剂能力,实现大范围资源优化配置,是中央政府密切关注的话题。解决这些问题的一个重要前...

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Policy Brief November 4, 2021

为电力用户实施分时零售电价的国际视野和几点建议

By Max Dupuy, Wang Xuan

近来,国家发改委发布的《关于进一步完善分时电价机制的通知》,旨在改善目前已有的分时电价机制并将其作用范围扩展到几乎所有用户。这是中国在“碳达峰、碳中和”背景下为促进能源低碳发展,向以新能源为主的新型电力系统转变迈出的重要一步。 国际社会对分时...

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Discussion DraftPolicy Brief November 2, 2021

Responses to fossil gas price volatility

By Bram Claeys, Michael Hogan, Dominic Scott

The first ten months of 2021 have seen dramatic increases in energy prices in Europe and elsewhere. Experts now agree that the surging international demand for liquified natural gas and the rise in gas prices are driving electricity prices to seldom-seen heights. The fact that fossil gas accounts for 45% of household energy for heating is real reason for concern,...

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Presentation November 2, 2021

Utility Business Models and Performance-Based Regulation

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the U.S. Climate Alliance, Mark LeBel explored the promise of performance-based regulation as an alternative to traditional cost-of-service regulation for utilities....

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Report November 1, 2021

Smart Rate Design for Distributed Energy Resources

By Mark LeBel, Jessica Shipley, Carl Linvill, Camille Kadoch

Net metering with monthly netting — a simple billing mechanism for distributed energy resources (DERs), often primarily solar PV — has existed since the early 1980s. In recent years, there has been a wide-ranging national debate about the best methods to reform rates for distributed energy resources, driven by the inefficiencies of traditional rate designs, c...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary