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Response to ENTSO-E public consultation on cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms

By Christos Kolokathis, Philip Baker

At the end of January 2020, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, opened a public consultation to solicit comments on its proposed methodologies associated with cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms. ENTSO-E is developing the methodologies in response to the requirement set out in the EU regulation on the inte...

Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 20, 2020

Utility Engagement

By Carl Linvill

Carl Linvill delivered a SolSmart advisor webinar about utility engagement strategies to reduce barriers to the development of solar energy. Related resources are available on the SolSmart website....

Distributed Generation, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation March 20, 2020

A Regulatory Perspective on Realizing DER Value

By Carl Linvill

​In a workshop webinar for the Energy Systems Information Group, Carl Linvill explored the role of regulators in maximizing the value of distributed energy resources for an affordable, reliable grid....

Distributed Generation, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation March 17, 2020

CETA Incremental Cost Provision: Options, Considerations, and Questions

By Jessica Shipley, Megan O’Reilly

​As the Washington Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission develop rules to implement the Clean Energy Transformation Act, Jessica Shipley and Megan O'Reilly presented a methodology for determining the incremental cost of compliance....

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Lowes

Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one‑third of total EU energy demand, and around 75% of heat is still produced by burning fossil fuels. The European Union must make decarbonising heat a major priority if it hopes to meet its climate goals for 2030 and beyond. Successful decarbonisation will require a well-coordinated effort across several areas ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation March 11, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar

​​In a presentation for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Jim Lazar discussed RAP's newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms.​...

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Presentation March 2, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners subcommittee, Jim Lazar and Mark LeBel discussed their newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms....

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Policy Brief February 28, 2020

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Policy Guide

By Camille Kadoch

This policy guide — part of the Roadmap for Electric Transportation legislative kit — provides legislators and their staff members an overview of electric vehicle issues and options. It begins by looking at the merits of EV legislation to answer the all-important question: “Why?” From there this resource outlines the “what” and “how” of the many i...

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Model Rule February 28, 2020

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Model Legislation

By Camille Kadoch

Proactive state legislative action and planning are needed to realize the full benefits of electric transportation for citizens, the economy and the environment. Some states may be starting from scratch while others have existing legislation. This model legislation — part of the Roadmap for Electric Transportation legislative kit — offers a menu of options fo...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary