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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...

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Presentation June 27, 2019

The Framework: Beneficial Electrification

By Camille Kadoch

​Camille Kadoch discussed policy principles fundamental to beneficial electrification as a panelist at the Electrify Wisconsin conference in Madison....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation November 28, 2018

The Framework: Beneficial Electrification

By Camille Kadoch

​At the Electrify Minnesota conference hosted by Great River Energy in Maple Grove, MN, Camille Kadoch outlined six principles to ensure electrification occurs in the public interest....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report November 8, 2018

Beneficial Electrification of Space Heating

By Jessica Shipley, Jim Lazar, David Farnsworth, Camille Kadoch

RAP’s definition of beneficial electrification asserts that an electrified end use must satisfy at least one 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. Because space heating represents such a sizable pro...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 1 (Introduction—Global Lessons for Success)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the first of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, examines the concept of performance-based regulation (PBR) and how it can provide a framework to connect goals, targets, and measures to utility performance or executive compensation. It examines leading e...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 2 (Primer—Essential Elements of Design and Implementation)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the second of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on best practices for design, development, and implementation of performance-based regulation mechanisms. It begins by laying the groundwork for understanding the incentives inherent in institutio...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 3 (Innovative Examples from Around the World)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the final of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on how performance-based regulation (PBR) can be used to navigate an era of rapid technological change in the power sector. It examines the trends seen in this rapid change, including the penetrati...

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Presentation March 6, 2018

Performance-Based Regulation (PBR): Focus on Outcomes

By Camille Kadoch, Jim Lazar

Camille Kadoch and Jim Lazar explored performance-based regulation as an innovative tool for meeting the challenges and opportunities of today's power sector. ​They presented to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance in Savannah, Georgia.  ...

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Report February 24, 2018

Enabling Third-Party Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, John Shenot, Camille Kadoch, Max Dupuy, Carl Linvill

This paper was written to assist the Public Service Commission of Arkansas as it seeks to remove barriers to entry for aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs), encourage customer participation—the key to the success of DERs —and incentivize utility cooperation and support. Additionally, the Arkansas Commission was interested in the sale of aggregat...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary