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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...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
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
Report February 23, 2018

Recommendations for Ohio’s Power Forward Inquiry

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Camille Kadoch, Joni Sliger

Traditional “cost-of-service” regulation, where the rate of return is set on rate base, gives utilities incentives to invest in additional infrastructure to increase their own revenues, even when less expensive options are available to meet customers’ needs. The adoption of distributed generation can raise tensions within a traditional cost of service syste...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Market Design, Reliability, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Journal Article February 19, 2018

How German Energiewende’s Renewables Integration Points the Way

By Michael Hogan, Camille Kadoch, Carl Linvill, Megan O’Reilly

​The power sector's shift from large, inflexible generation to smaller, more dispersed variable renewable resources has triggered a debate among some U.S. policymakers about reliability and the continued need for baseload power plants, such as coal and nuclear. Yet numerous studies sponsored by utilities, system operators, the national labs, and others show tha...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability Download View Summary