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Transport sector transformation: Integrating electric vehicles into Turkey’s distribution grids

By Değer Saygin, Osman Bülent Tör, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Mehmet Koç, Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis

With global electric vehicle (EV) sales on the rise, policymakers around the world are accelerating efforts to facilitate development of the necessary charging infrastructure and to integrate EVs into the power system at least cost. Turkey is just starting down this path, with around 1,000 electric vehicles on the road. However, as the population grows and car ow...

Distribution Resource Planning, Electric Vehicles Download View Summary
Report January 2, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: A Manual

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, William Marcus, Mark LeBel

Cost allocation is one of the major steps in the traditional regulatory process for setting utility rates. In this step, the regulators are primarily determining how to equitably divide a set amount of costs, typically referred to as the revenue requirement, among several broadly defined classes of ratepayers. The data and analytical methods used to inform cost a...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation December 20, 2019

Trends Driving and Shaping the Energy Transition

By Megan O’Reilly

​In a presentation for the State Bar of New Mexico Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section, Megan O'Reilly discussed characteristics of today's power sector and the regulatory tools available to meet new challenges....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 17, 2019

Decarbonization: Considerations for Nebraska

By Ken Colburn, Nancy Seidman

​Ken Colburn and Nancy Seidman discussed promising pathways to decarbonization with public power staff in Omaha, Nebraska....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Presentation December 17, 2019

Energy in Nebraska: Trends and Opportunities

By Nancy Seidman, Ken Colburn

​Ken Colburn and Nancy Seidman explored key power sector trends with public power staff in Omaha, Nebraska....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Greenhouse Gas Management, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 13, 2019

The Electricity Sector of the Past, Present, and Future

By Richard Sedano, Megan O’Reilly, Jessica Shipley

​ In a "Utility of the Future" workshop for the South Carolina Public Service Commission, RAP provided an overview of regulatory and planning best practices to support power sector innovation....

Energy Resource Planning, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation December 12, 2019

Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification

By Jessica Shipley

​In a webinar for the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network, Jessica Shipley explored the economic, environmental and grid benefits of beneficial electrification and a reimagined role for energy efficiency....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
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Market reform options for a reliable, cost-efficient and decarbonised Italian power system

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan

In its recent draft National Energy and Climate Plan, Italy set ambitious targets for increasing the share of variable renewable energy and committed to closing all coal plants by 2025. These developments, coupled with concerns about the economic viability of power plants and the ability to “keep the lights on,” resulted in the government introducing a capaci...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary