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September921
Webinar (video)

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
May1121
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...

Presentation May 11, 2021

Under Pressure: Gas Utility Regulation for a Time of Transition

By Megan Anderson, Max Dupuy, Mark LeBel, Richard Sedano

​In a webinar presentation, Megan Anderson, Max Dupuy, Mark Lebel and moderator Richard Sedano discussed how planning, energy efficiency and electrification programs, and rate-making can pave the way to a smooth transition from fossil gas to other forms of energy for end uses....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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Under Pressure: Gas Utility Regulation for a Time of Transition

By Megan Anderson, Mark LeBel, Max Dupuy

The way we use fossil gas as a fuel for heating buildings and other end uses is rapidly changing. Efficiency gains and improved electric end-use technologies are constraining demand for gas. At the same time, the urgency to address climate change is increasing, with the new U.S. national target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2030 adding to e...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 26, 2021

Comments on Draft Electricity Law Revisions

By Max Dupuy, Pengfei Xie

The revision of the Electricity Law proposed by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) provides an opportunity to support the Chinese government’s goals for power sector reform, air quality improvements and a zero-carbon economy — including the new 2060 and “before 2030” goals for carbon emissions. The new language the NEA proposed regarding “cl...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 26, 2021

对《电力法(修订草案送审稿)》的建议

By Max Dupuy, Pengfei Xie

国家能源局提出的《电力法(修订草案送审稿)》为支持中国政府实现电力行业改革、改善空气质量和促进零碳经济提供了机会,其中包括2060年和“2030年前”需要实现的碳排放目标。国家能源局提出了关于“清洁能源”、“可再生能源”和“需求侧资源” 的条款,再次向前...

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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