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Report October 13, 2021

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

By Jake Duncan, Julia Eagles, David Farnsworth, John Shenot, Jessica Shipley

Traditionally in planning power sector investments, utilities have been focused on two metrics for success: reliability and affordability. These metrics remain important, but they do not effectively account for the climate, environmental, and human impacts of fossil fuels, which disproportionately affect marginalized communities. To address climate and equity cha...

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Policy Brief September 28, 2021

Health Benefits by the Kilowatt-Hour: Using EPA Data to Analyze the Cost-Effectiveness of Efficiency and Renewables

By Nancy Seidman, John Shenot, Jim Lazar

Energy planners and regulators have traditionally valued the health benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy at zero — because these benefits do not flow to energy users in proportion to usage and because decision-makers had no simple and feasible way to estimate them. But recent work by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an important step fo...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
September3021
Webinar (video)

EU ETS2: Exploring its role in decarbonising transport and buildings

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. Few aspects of the European Commission’s proposed Fit for 55 legislative package prompted as much debate as creating a separate emissions trading system for the buildings and transport sectors, the new ‘ETS2.’ Given that the Effort Sharing Regulation has thus far failed to deliver emissions reductions...

Presentation September 14, 2021

Smart Rate Design for Distributed Energy Resources

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the Michigan Senate Committee on Energy and Technology, Mark LeBel discussed smart rate design principles and pathways for distributed energy resources....

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September921
Webinar (video)

Building a Next-Generation Mix of Energy Resources: Procurement Best Practices

Regulators have been thinking for decades about how competition can support an energy resource mix that best aligns with the public interest. Now, the landscape for competitive utility procurement is changing in many ways. Lower-cost renewables, increased electrification, decarbonization targets, and equity and affordability goals all present new opportunities — and challenges — for regulators...

Presentation September 9, 2021

History and Theory of Wholesale Electricity Markets

By Mark LeBel

​In a webinar for the National Governors Association, Mark LeBel reviewed the history and structures of electricity markets as well as the implications for state clean energy policies....

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Presentation September 9, 2021

Building a Next-Generation Mix of Energy Resources: Procurement Best Practices

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Lauren Shwisberg, Carl Linvill, Max Dupuy

​In an interactive webinar presentation, panelists discussed a “next-generation” approach to utility procurement and evolving best practices, based in part on recent work done by RAP and RMI. The webinar offered recommendations on how to design clear rules for procurement processes that consider all available resources, are aligned with both utility and pub...

Distributed Generation, Energy Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation September 2, 2021

Performance-Based Regulation for Resilience

By David Littell

​In a technical meeting for the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, David Littell explored the role of performance-based regulation in helping states achieve a robust and resilient energy system....

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Report August 24, 2021

Zukünftige Anforderungen an eine energiewendegerechte Netzkostenallokation

By Nina Zetsche, Philipp Daniel Hauser, Thorsten Lenck, Andreas Jahn

Mit fortschreitender Energiewende werden fluktuierende Erneuerbare Energien immer zentraler bei der Energieversorgung. Für ein kosteneffizientes Energiesystem müssen die bestehenden industriellen und größeren kommerziellen Verbraucher sowie deren anstehende Elektrifizierung der Wärme- und Produktionsprozesse (Sektorenkopplung) darauf reagieren. Strompreise s...

Business Models, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary