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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 December 2, 2019

What is Capacity and Examples of How Capacity is Acquired

By Carl Linvill, Jessica Shipley

​In a workshop on capacity for the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Carl Linvill and Jessica Shipley shared a range of state approaches that promote reliable and cost-effective grid services....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation November 20, 2019

From Energy Optimization to Aligned Outcomes

By Carl Linvill

​At the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' annual meeting in San Antonio, Carl Linvill discussed new thinking on applying energy optimization approaches to planning in meeting grid needs. This presentation was part of a panel reviewing progress by the NARUC-NASEO Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning....

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 29, 2019

Flexibility for the 21st Century Power System

By Carl Linvill, Jim Lazar, David Littell, Jessica Shipley, David Farnsworth

Perhaps the most basic of electricity sector rules, one that has operated for over a century, is that electricity must be generated at precisely the same time it's consumed. For years, grid operators have determined load on a system and adjusted supply by adding available generators to meet it, first with the lowest-cost units, then adding more expensive ones unt...

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation October 28, 2019

Adapting Policy, Pricing and Regulation as DERs Ascend

By Carl Linvill

​In a policy training session at the University of California in Davis, Carl Linvill delivered a comprehensive overview of integrated distribution planning, smart rate design, and performance-based regulation, as well as the synergies distributed energy resources bring to today's grid....

Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Report October 10, 2019

The Economics of Distributed Energy Resources

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Wang Xuan, Camille Kadoch, Carl Linvill, John Shenot, John Brautigam

The rapid growth in distributed energy resources (DERs) has delivered benefits for residential customers, businesses and utilities. This accelerating worldwide spread has also created a challenge that regulators recognize: how to determine the value of these resources for the grid, for customers and for the public as a whole and then how to measure benefits and c...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs Download View Summary
Fact Sheet September 24, 2019

Deepening Solar Investment Through Beneficial Electrification

By Carl Linvill

​In a poster presentation at the Solar Power International conference in Salt Lake City, Dr. Carl Linvill demonstrated how cities can pair solar generation with electrified end uses and highlighted case studies of successful deployment of these resources....

Electric Vehicles, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Renewable Energy Policies, Storage Download View Summary