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Policy Brief February 7, 2023

Comment on NEA’s latest draft policy “Electricity Spot Market Basic Rules”

By Max Dupuy, Chi Gao

As part of the ongoing effort to establish a unified national electricity spot market, in December, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) issued two draft policy documents, "Electricity Spot Market Basic Rules" and "Measures for the Supervision of the Electricity Spot Markets". These policies propose standardized national spot market rules and market monit...

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Policy Brief December 31, 2022

国际视野:对电力现货市场基本规则的建议

By Max Dupuy, Chi Gao

国家能源局近日发布的《电力现货市场基本规则(征求意见稿)》和《电力现货市场监管办法(征求意见稿)》,为达成全国统一市场迈出了重要的一步。这两份文件在许多关键问题上提出了有建设意义的规定——在新能源转型的大背景下,这些市场设计问题在很多国家也已...

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Policy Brief December 9, 2022

加强电力可靠性:欧盟及美国探索新流程完善季度电力分析

By Max Dupuy, Chi Gao

在全世界范围内,政策制定者都面临着在电网减碳的大前提下维持电力系统可靠性的难题。当下,随着新技术的诞生和学界及业界对低碳系统的理解加深,电网减碳从电力系统的负担转化为其不可多得的机遇,然而,如何抓住这些机遇来实现电力系统转型仍有一些挑战。各国...

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Policy Brief March 30, 2022

电力现货市场风险管理:发电运行成本分析、电力现货市场监测、市场力筛选和减缓

By Max Dupuy, Wang Xuan, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

国际经验表明,电力市场,特别是电力现货市场,很容易受到操纵,从而导致增加不必要的成本和排放,降低系统效率。在电力短缺和输电系统阻塞时,这些问题将更加突出。随着现货市场在全国范围内的发展,完善市场监管的需求将继续增长。总的来说,在欧洲、美国以及...

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Policy Brief November 4, 2021

为电力用户实施分时零售电价的国际视野和几点建议

By Max Dupuy, Wang Xuan

近来,国家发改委发布的《关于进一步完善分时电价机制的通知》,旨在改善目前已有的分时电价机制并将其作用范围扩展到几乎所有用户。这是中国在“碳达峰、碳中和”背景下为促进能源低碳发展,向以新能源为主的新型电力系统转变迈出的重要一步。 国际社会对分时...

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Presentation October 12, 2021

Regulatory Tools — Application

By Megan Anderson, Elaine Prause, Max Dupuy

In a public workshop for the Oregon Public Utilities Commission, Megan Anderson, Elaine Prause and Max Dupuy discussed rate-making and program tools to support successful gas planning....

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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...

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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....

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