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Renovating Regulation to Electrify Buildings: A Guide for the Handy Regulator

New technologies, from air source heat pumps to smart thermostats, are changing the way we produce and use energy — making it cheaper and more efficient to electrify heat and hot water in buildings. But in many cases, existing energy policies and regulatory structures create unnecessary barriers to electrification. A new guidebook from RAP and...

Presentation January 28, 2021

Renovating Regulation to Electrify Buildings: A Guide for the Handy Regulator

By Jessica Shipley, Asa Hopkins, Kenji Takahashi, David Farnsworth

​In a webinar presentation, Jessica Shipley and David Farnsworth of RAP and Asa Hopkins and Kenji Takahashi of Synapse Energy Economics discussed the ways in which existing energy policies and regulatory structures can create unnecessary barriers to electrification, and detailed their recommendations for how the regulatory framework can be updated to realize...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report January 8, 2021

Renovating Regulation to Electrify Buildings: A Guide for the Handy Regulator

By Jessica Shipley, Asa Hopkins, Kenji Takahashi, David Farnsworth

New technologies, such as air source heat pumps and smart thermostats, are changing the way we produce and use energy — making it cheaper and more efficient to electrify heat and hot water in buildings. As the power grid gets cleaner by adding more renewable energy, it will make home electricity use cleaner too. This reality presents an opportunity for building...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Report December 22, 2020

North Carolina Energy Regulatory Process

By Josh Brooks, Dan Cross-Call, Heather House, Jessica Shipley

North Carolina’s 2019 Clean Energy Plan set a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s electricity sector by 70% from 2005 levels by 2030 and being carbon-neutral by 2050. The plan emphasizes affordability and economic growth at the same time. Throughout most of 2020, state energy stakeholders explored ways to update utility regulations and ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation September 9, 2020

Renovating Regulation for Building Electrification

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley

​In a webinar co-hosted by the U.S. Sustainability Directors Network and Building Electrification Initiative, David Farnsworth and Jessica Shipley explored the customer and grid benefits of equitable building electrification, as well as the pathways cities in the Midwest and elsewhere can use to advance electrification policy....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation September 3, 2020

Key Elements of Integrated Resource Planning

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley

​In a presentation for Vote Solar, David Farnsworth and Jessica Shipley provided an overview of integrated resource planning and its role in clean energy procurement....

Integrated Resource Planning Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 14, 2020

EV Tariff Design Can Optimize Grid Resources and Save Drivers Money — Selected Examples and Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Europe

By Julia Hildermeier, Jessica Shipley

The environmental and economic benefits that electric vehicles provide to users, and ultimately to all electricity consumers, will depend on how the vehicles are charged and how charging infrastructure is deployed. Research has shown how managed electric vehicle charging can efficiently use grid capacity, optimally exploit electric vehicles as a flexible grid res...

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 13, 2020

Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Megan Anderson

​The transition from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) presents a unique opportunity for the utility sector. EVs have the ability to become a valuable grid resource because of their flexibility, but if their integration is not well-managed, they could add to load at inopportune times, increasing costs and carbon emissions. This p...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report April 7, 2020

Taking First Steps: Insights for States Preparing for Electric Transportation

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Mark LeBel, Megan Anderson

As the market for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States continues to grow, states are beginning to pay more attention to the issues that arise. Although no one state agency has clear responsibility for it, utility commissions are taking their first steps toward determining how best to prepare for, accommodate and promote this transition. They are meetin...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary