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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
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“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
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设计电力市场以最大化碳定价机制的有效性

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart

理解碳市场和电力市场之间的相互作用以及它们之间的相互影响——是两者良好设计的关键。国际经验表明,以孤立的政策设计电力市场和碳市场不会带来最佳结果。协同设计这些方案有助于市场尽可能经济有效,并确保碳排放计划以尽可能低的成本为终端用户和整个电力部...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 31, 2020

Designing Power Markets to Maximize the Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart

Understanding the interactions between carbon markets and electricity markets — the impacts of each on the other — is key to good design of both. International experience shows that designing power markets and carbon markets in isolated policy “silos” does not lead to best outcomes. Designing them in concert helps ensure that the markets are as economical...

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Policy Brief April 21, 2020

Electrification and Power Sector Reform: Coordinating Dual Challenges

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

Electrification and power sector reform are interdependent challenges for countries around the world. Both will be central components of strategies to achieve ambitious carbon emissions reductions. In China, air quality challenges and other circumstances suggest a further urgency for electrification. Realizing the benefits of electrification in terms of carbon em...

Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
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电气化和电力行业改革: 协调双重挑战

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

电气化和电力行业改革两者密切相关,是全球各国和各地区面临的双重挑战。两者都将是实现雄心勃勃的碳减排战略的核心组成部分。在中国,空气质量挑战和其他情况表明电气化的紧迫性进一步加大。电改使得发电结构发生演变,决定了电气化对改善空气质量和减少温室气...

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Policy Brief April 7, 2020

Regulating Electricity Markets: Experience From the United States and Perspectives for China

By Max Dupuy

The issues of market monitoring and market power have long been important topics in market policy, regulation and design in the United States, European Union and other countries. As China continues its power sector reform effort, which includes an emphasis on “market-oriented reform,” market monitoring will be especially important. It can help 1) ensure ne...

Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief

美国电力市场监管镜鉴

By Max Dupuy

本政策简介讨论了电力市场监管的几个重要方面:市场监测,缓解市场力以及确保有效的市场和调度的方法。本文主要概述了在中国当前电力行业改革形势下尤为重要的几个相关主题。此外,文中还提供了详细参考资料,引导感兴趣的读者索引有助于设计市场监测方法相关的...

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电力市场监测:美国的经验和建立现货市场监管的建议

By Max Dupuy

2019年11月7日,国家能源局西北监管局组织召开了西北区域电力市场及电力交易工作培训会,甘肃、新疆能源监管办,西北五省区电网企业、发电企业和售电公司相关业务人员共计120余人参加培训,睿博能源智库的六位欧美专家受邀出席并授课。本期为读者介绍关于美国电力市...

Market Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary