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Report November 28, 2012

Transmission and Renewable Energy Planning in California: Opportunities for Regional Stakeholder Engagement

By Lisa Schwartz, Giancarlo Estrada, Edward Burgess, Kris Mayes

This report for the Western Renewable Energy Zones (WREZ) initiative explains renewable energy and transmission planning processes in California, and identifies where stakeholder input is likely to have the greatest impact on regional development of resources and transmission lines. The Kris Mayes Law Firm prepared the report under contract to the Regulatory Assi...

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Presentation October 17, 2012

Regulatory Practices to Advance Combined Heat and Power

By Lisa Schwartz

On October 16th, RAP Senior Associate Lisa Schwartz addressed the National Governors Association Policy Academy on regulatory practices to promote use of combined heat and power (CHP). Based on experiences by the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Ms. Schwartz presented examples of how CHP use was advanced by systematically updating distributed generation policies...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Presentation October 15, 2012

National Perspective on Net Metering and Related Policies

By Lisa Schwartz

Senior Associate Lisa Schwartz provided a national perspective on net metering and related policies at a workshop on October 11, 2012, hosted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Division of Energy Resources. Representatives from the state’s renewable energy associations, utilities, businesses, cities, and other stakeholders met to discuss the impacts of...

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Presentation October 4, 2012

Transmission and Renewable Energy Planning in California

By Lisa Schwartz

In a joint meeting of the State-Provincial Steering Committee (SPSC) and the Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) for Western U.S. states and Canadian provinces on October 5, 2012, Lisa Schwartz introduced RAP's forthcoming paper detailing California's complex planning processes to meet its renewable energy requirements and deliver renewable e...

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Presentation September 13, 2012

Introduction to Standby Rates

By Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz provided an overview of standby rates for participants at a workshop conducted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The workshop explored the barriers to entry for CHP facilities and provided a forum for discussion regulatory and market solutions....

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Presentation August 28, 2012

Meeting the Challenge of Integrating Renewables into the Western US Grid at Least Cost

By Lisa Schwartz

RAP Senior Advisor Lisa Schwartz addressed the challenges of integrating renewables into the Western US Grid in a presentation to the State-Federal Renewable Portfolio Standard Collaborative. Her presentation highlighted the key topics of a paper RAP, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Exeter Associates, recently prepared for the Wes...

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Presentation August 6, 2012

Experiences from Western US Grid: Integrating Renewables at Least Cost

By Lisa Schwartz

RAP Senior Advisor Lisa Schwartz addressed the challenges of integrating renewables into the Western US Grid in a presentation to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand. Her presentation highlighted the key topics of a paper RAP, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Exete...

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Presentation July 27, 2012

RAP’s Lisa Schwartz Addresses Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition: The Challenge of Integrating Renewables at Least Cost

By Lisa Schwartz

RAP Senior Advisor Lisa Schwartz addressed the challenges of integrating renewables into the Western US Grid in a presentation to the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition. Her presentation highlighted the key topics of a paper RAP, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Exeter Associates, recently prepared for the Western Governors’ Associ...

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Presentation July 26, 2012

Reshaping the Western Grid: Integrating Renewable Resources at Lower Cost

By Lisa Schwartz

As part of the Western Grid Webcast Series hosted by TransmissionHub, in cooperation with WIRES, Senior Advisor Lisa Schwartz addressed the challenges of integrating renewables into the Western US Grid. Her presentation highlighted the key topics of a paper RAP, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Exeter Associates, recently prepared ...

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Presentation July 18, 2012

Integrating Low-Carbon Resources Into the Electric Grid

By Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz presented on ways to increase low-carbon electricity resources on the electric grid at the North America 2050 meeting on July 18, 2012....

Climate and Public Health, Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Transmission Planning Download View Summary