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Presentation June 19, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Ensuring Electrification in the Public Interest

By David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, Jessica Shipley

​In a RAP webinar held on June 19, 2018, David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, and Jessica Shipley outlined principles regulators can follow to ensure that electrification initiatives benefit customers, grid management, and the environment....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrated Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
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Beneficial Electrification: Principles for the Public Interest (Webinar)

Implemented properly, the electrification of end uses currently powered by fossil fuels can provide significant benefits—lowering consumer energy bills, helping utilities better manage the grid, and reducing emissions. Implemented in a policy vacuum, however, electrification could simply increase energy usage, potentially increasing costs and worsening environmental impacts. RAP’s paper on beneficial electrification principles offers guidance for...

Report June 19, 2018

Beneficial Electrification: Ensuring Electrification in the Public Interest

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Jim Lazar, Nancy Seidman

For electrification to be considered beneficial, it must meet one or more of the following conditions without adversely affecting the other two: Saves consumers money over the long run; Enables better grid management; and Reduces negative environmental impacts. Beneficial Electrification: Ensuring Electrification in the Public Interest explores poli...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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 11, 2018

Demand Charges for Residential Customers: Pros and Cons

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​In a presentation for the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Charleston, South Carolina, Janine Migden-Ostrander discussed some of the risks of demand charges and highlighted alternatives such as time-varying rates and decoupling....

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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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