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Presentation June 23, 2020

The Smart House of the Future

By Jim Lazar

​In a presentation for the AEE West 2020 Virtual Conference, Jim Lazar explored the role of smart home technology and smart rate design in maximizing the benefits of clean energy resources in today's power sector....

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June420
Webinar (video)

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

RAP’s Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era manual lays out an approach appropriate for the 21st century power grid, characterized by growing adoption of variable renewable energy, storage and demand-side technology. In a follow-up discussion to our earlier webinar on this topic, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took...

Presentation June 4, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, Mark LeBel

In a follow-up discussion to an earlier webinar, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took a more detailed, technical look at how to update cost allocation methods to ensure that costs are shared efficiently and fairly. The presentation breaks down specific issues to be considered within the generation, transmission and distribut...

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Presentation April 1, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel

​In a webinar presentation for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance, Jim Lazar and Mark LeBel discussed the key recommendations of Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era and how accounting practices need to be updated for the modern-day power system....

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Presentation March 11, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar

​​In a presentation for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Jim Lazar discussed RAP's newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms.​...

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Presentation March 2, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners subcommittee, Jim Lazar and Mark LeBel discussed their newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms....

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Presentation February 26, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel, Paul Chernick

In a webinar presentation, Jim Lazar, Mark Lebel and Paul Chernick discussed and answered questions about their newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms....

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February2620
Webinar (video)

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

Cost allocation, one of the major steps in the traditional regulatory process for setting utility rates, has been addressed in several important publications over the past 60 years. These works and historic best practices are foundational — but the legacy methods from the 20th century are no more suited to the new realities of the...

Presentation February 9, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era

By Jim Lazar

​​In a presentation at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Winter Policy Summit, Jim Lazar discussed RAP's newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms. ​...

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Report January 2, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: A Manual

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, William Marcus, Mark LeBel

Cost allocation is one of the major steps in the traditional regulatory process for setting utility rates. In this step, the regulators are primarily determining how to equitably divide a set amount of costs, typically referred to as the revenue requirement, among several broadly defined classes of ratepayers. The data and analytical methods used to inform cost a...

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