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Building a Next-Generation Mix of Energy Resources: Procurement Best Practices

Regulators have been thinking for decades about how competition can support an energy resource mix that best aligns with the public interest. Now, the landscape for competitive utility procurement is changing in many ways. Lower-cost renewables, increased electrification, decarbonization targets, and equity and affordability goals all present new opportunities — and challenges — for regulators...

Presentation September 9, 2021

Building a Next-Generation Mix of Energy Resources: Procurement Best Practices

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Lauren Shwisberg, Carl Linvill, Max Dupuy

​In an interactive webinar presentation, panelists discussed a “next-generation” approach to utility procurement and evolving best practices, based in part on recent work done by RAP and RMI. The webinar offered recommendations on how to design clear rules for procurement processes that consider all available resources, are aligned with both utility and pub...

Distributed Generation, Energy Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies, Storage Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Getting the Most Out of Low-Cost Solar and Wind: Seven Strategies for State Regulators

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy

The steep decline in wind and solar generation costs in the past decade opens up new opportunities for electric utilities and their customers. In an increasing number of regions, it can be cheaper to build new solar and wind generators than to operate existing fossil-fired plants. Yet vertically integrated utilities have often been slow to take advantage of low-c...

Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Policy Brief

“能源革命”与电力行业改革:从国际对比视角看中国南方电网面临的挑战

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

本文着眼于支持到2050年能源行业转型的雄心勃勃的情景,讨论主要集中在近期和中期的实际操作上。我们将介绍同样正在为电力部门转型议程努力的其他国家相关讨论中的观点。我们还会讨论未来五年左右,就南方电网地区的制度背景和改革现状,在能源政策、市场设计、规...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Grid-Scale Renewables, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 15, 2020

‘Energy Revolution’ and Power Sector Reform: Insights on Challenges in the China Southern Grid Region From a Comparative International Perspective

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

The five-province Southern Grid region has long been a testing ground for new policies and reforms. Most recently, the central government asked the region to become the first integrated regional electricity spot market. Starting from the central government’s call for an “energy revolution,” RAP developed a detailed set of recommendations and engaged in disc...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Grid-Scale Renewables, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief April 21, 2020

Electrification and Power Sector Reform: Coordinating Dual Challenges

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

Electrification and power sector reform are interdependent challenges for countries around the world. Both will be central components of strategies to achieve ambitious carbon emissions reductions. In China, air quality challenges and other circumstances suggest a further urgency for electrification. Realizing the benefits of electrification in terms of carbon em...

Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief

电气化和电力行业改革: 协调双重挑战

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

电气化和电力行业改革两者密切相关,是全球各国和各地区面临的双重挑战。两者都将是实现雄心勃勃的碳减排战略的核心组成部分。在中国,空气质量挑战和其他情况表明电气化的紧迫性进一步加大。电改使得发电结构发生演变,决定了电气化对改善空气质量和减少温室气...

Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 21, 2019

Strategies for China to Reduce the Risk of New Coal Power Plant Investments

By Lijun Yue, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy

In May 2019, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) loosened  restrictions on  new coal power  plant  construction. This gave eight  provinces the green light to build new coal-fired generation capacity. Because of the  increasingly uncertain value proposition of  new  coal power generation,  even investments  that pass  the NEA...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrating Renewable Energy, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 21, 2019

降低中国新煤电项目投资战略

By Lijun Yue, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy

2019年5月,中国国家能源局放松了对新建燃煤电厂的限制,给8个省份的新煤电项目开了绿灯。由于新建燃煤电项目的经济性越来越不确定,即使项目可以通过能源局三管齐下预警体系的评估,但仍不符合中国的长期国家利益。对煤电项目的新投资会对资产、机制、环境等方面...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 16, 2018

关于《可再生能源电力配额及考核办法》 (第二次征求意见稿)的建议

By Ryan Wiser, Kevin Porter, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy, Lijun Yue, Jennifer Martin, Lu Yichuan

我们很高兴有机会就最近发布的中国可再生能源配额政策的“第二次征求意见稿”发表建议。基于对该草案的理解,以及我们在RPS和配额政策方面的长期国际经验,并对中国可再生能源政策设计和电力市场改革的持续参与。我们提出一些初步看法,与前一版草案的意见保持一...

Market Design, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary