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Presentation November 2, 2021

Utility Business Models and Performance-Based Regulation

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the U.S. Climate Alliance, Mark LeBel explored the promise of performance-based regulation as an alternative to traditional cost-of-service regulation for utilities....

Business Models, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report November 1, 2021

Smart Rate Design for Distributed Energy Resources

By Mark LeBel, Jessica Shipley, Carl Linvill, Camille Kadoch

Net metering with monthly netting — a simple billing mechanism for distributed energy resources (DERs), often primarily solar PV — has existed since the early 1980s. In recent years, there has been a wide-ranging national debate about the best methods to reform rates for distributed energy resources, driven by the inefficiencies of traditional rate designs, c...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation September 27, 2021

Regulatory Tools Overview

By Megan Anderson, Mark LeBel, Elaine Prause

​In a public workshop for the Oregon Public Utilities Commission, Megan Anderson, Mark LeBel and Elaine Prause discussed regulatory considerations and tools to guide successful gas planning....

Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation September 16, 2021

Rate Design and Net Metering Reform

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation to the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Mark LeBel discussed smart rate design principles and considerations for net metering reform....

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation September 14, 2021

Smart Rate Design for Distributed Energy Resources

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the Michigan Senate Committee on Energy and Technology, Mark LeBel discussed smart rate design principles and pathways for distributed energy resources....

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation September 9, 2021

History and Theory of Wholesale Electricity Markets

By Mark LeBel

​In a webinar for the National Governors Association, Mark LeBel reviewed the history and structures of electricity markets as well as the implications for state clean energy policies....

Business Models, Market Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation May 25, 2021

Cost Allocation and Rate Design for a DER Future

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mark LeBel explored key issues and best practices for cost allocation and rate design in today's power sector. ​...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation May 21, 2021

Demand Charges and Cost Causation

By Mark LeBel

​At a EUCI conference, Mark LeBel explored themes from RAP's work on the evolution of demand charges and cost causation in a changing electric system....

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

Under Pressure: Gas Regulation for a Time of Transition

The way we use fossil gas as a fuel for heating and other end uses is rapidly changing. Energy efficiency and electrification are constraining demand for gas, while climate mitigation goals and increased awareness of health and safety risks require accelerating the transition to new sources of energy. All of these changes are happening while...