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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
Presentation September 20, 2019

Reliability: Roles and Definitions

By Carl Linvill

​For a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Electricity Committee session on reliability, Carl Linvill provided an overview of the state and federal actors responsible for ensuring reliability at the distribution and bulk power levels.  ...

Regulation and Governance, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation September 10, 2019

Capturing More Value From Distributed Resource Combinations

By John Shenot, Carl Linvill

​In a webinar on Sept. 10, John Shenot and Dr. Carl Linvill looked more in depth at the types of value streams that combinations of distributed energy resources can create and discussed how best to compensate the owners of these resources. They highlighted use cases that demonstrate why customers might consider pairing resources such as solar and storage, and p...

Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Renewable Energy Policies, Storage, Tariffs Download View Summary
Presentation September 5, 2019

Electricity Pricing: Policies, Practices and Pitfalls

By Carl Linvill

​At the Financial Research Institute's Advanced Seminar on Transformational Pricing, Carl Linvill explored smart rate design fundamentals and exposed some common policy pitfalls....

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report August 29, 2019

Capturing More Value from Combinations of PV and Other Distributed Energy Resources

By John Shenot, Carl Linvill, Max Dupuy, Donna Brutkoski

Much has been written about the value of solar photovoltaic generation, but less about the value of some of the other distributed energy resources — other forms of distributed generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency — or how these resources can be combined. This paper considers the types of values (or “value st...

Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance, Storage, Tariffs Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

Capturing More Value from Distributed Resource Combinations

Much has been written about the value of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, but PV systems are limited in the services and value streams they can provide. When PV is combined with other distributed energy resources, however, new opportunities for synergy arise. These opportunities can make the total value of combining PV with another distributed resource...

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Enabling Third-Party Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources

By Carl Linvill

At a workshop for the Arkansas Public Service Commission in Little Rock, Carl Linvill explored the varied landscape of distributed energy resource aggregation, including pricing and tariff options and regulatory approaches to consider....

Distribution Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation May 6, 2019

Subscription Rates and the Public Interest

By Mark LeBel, Jim Lazar, Carl Linvill

In a webinar for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' rate design subcommittee, Mark LeBel, Jim Lazar and Carl Linvill explored principles to guide smart subscription rate design....

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation April 11, 2019

Electricity Trends and Critical PUC Activities

By Carl Linvill

​In a National Governors Association webinar for new energy advisors, Carl Linvill highlighted the critical role of utility commissions in advancing power sector reform....

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation March 5, 2019

Deepening Solar Investment through Beneficial Electrification

By Carl Linvill

RAP's ​Carl Linvill and Scott Blunk of Sacramento Municipal Utility District conducted a SolSmart-sponsored webinar on solar and beneficial electrification, highlighting ways local governments can ensure these investments are mutually beneficial....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary