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Report September 30, 2015

Wege zu einem effizienten Energiesystem in Deutschland

By Andreas Jahn, Meg Gottstein

Deutschland hat den Anspruch, eine kosteneffiziente, umweltfreundliche und sichere Energieversorgung zu gewähren. Allerdings schließt Kosteneffizienz auch die optimierte Bereitstellung der nachfrageseitigen Ressourcen im Verhältnis zu den angebotsseitigen Ressourcen (inklusive des Netzes) ein. Dieser Aspekt ist in der nationalen Effizienzdebatte bisher vernach...

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Presentation June 1, 2015

Getting to Efficiency First

By Meg Gottstein

With many European Energy Union discussions focused on securing energy supplies first, RAP recommends “Efficiency First” as an organizing and decision-making principle—an approach that has been adopted in California and elsewhere in the United States in various forms over the last two decades. At an Energy Efficiency Alliance Meeting sponsored by the Europe...

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Report July 8, 2013

A Review of Challenges in Implementing UK’s New Feed-in-Tariff: Relevance for “Market Premium” Discussions in Germany?

By Meg Gottstein, Simon Skillings

Discussions in Germany over the future of feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for renewables are in full force. One of the market support designs under considerable debate is the so-called “Market Premium” FiT, which Germany put in place at the beginning of 2012 as a voluntary option, while still making its longstanding fixed FiT available to renewable energy producers. G...

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Report February 26, 2013

RAP Kommentar zum Fokussierten Kapazitätsmarkt des WWF

By Meg Gottstein, Andreas Jahn

RAP hat den Marktdesign Vorschlag des WWF/Öko-Instituts eines so genannten „Fokussierten Kapazitätsmarkt” als gute Ausgangsbasis identifiziert. Insbesondere zwei Punkte scheinen jedoch verbesserungswürdig. Zum einen sollten die Auktionen für neue Erzeugungseinheiten nicht separat durchgeführt werden, da die Möglichkeit einer Zusammenführung aller Kapaz...

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Presentation September 12, 2012

What is Energy Efficiency’s Role in “Beyond Capacity Markets” Thinking?

By Meg Gottstein

On September 4, RAP Principal Meg Gottstein briefed interested stakeholders on the role of energy efficiency in market reform proposals to address the reliability challenges associated with a growing share of variable renewables in the power mix. RAP’s “Beyond Capacity Markets” checklist for evaluating these proposals and “What Lies Beyond Capacity Market...

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Report August 23, 2012

Über Kapazitaetsmaerkte Hinaus Denken

By Meg Gottstein, Simon Skillings

Diese Publikation ist in wesentlichen Teilen eine Übersetzung des in den Proceedings of the 90th International Conference on the European Energy Market veröffentlichten Titels „Beyond Capacity Markets—Delivering Capability Resources to Europe’s Decarbonised Power System“ von Meg Gottstein und Simon Skillings © 2012 IEEE.  Die Übersetzung und die Beis...

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Presentation August 17, 2012

What Lies “Beyond Capacity Markets”?

By Michael Hogan, Meg Gottstein

The “Beyond Capacity Markets” presentation discusses reasons why, in power systems with large shares of variable renewable production, existing capacity market models may no longer be up to their intended task of driving the investments required to deliver least-cost reliability. This presentation follows up on that analysis by addressing the question of what...

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Report August 14, 2012

What Lies “Beyond Capacity Markets”?

By Michael Hogan, Meg Gottstein

The RAP paper “Beyond Capacity Markets” released April 2012 discussed reasons why, in power systems with large shares of variable renewable production, existing capacity market models may no longer be up to their intended task of driving the investments required to deliver least-cost reliability. This paper follows up on that analysis by addressing the questi...

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Presentation July 30, 2012

Energy Efficiency Obligations: Global Experience, Lessons Learned

By Meg Gottstein

As part of an ongoing bilateral cooperation between Germany’s and Israel’s Environmental Ministries, a 2-day workshop was held in Tel Aviv to discuss energy efficiency policies and practices. Staff and key managers from Israel’s air quality and utility regulatory agencies participated, as well as NGOs, members from industry and Israel’s state owned electr...

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Report June 8, 2012

Advisory Note: Electricity Balancing Framework Guidelines for Europe

By Meg Gottstein, Philip Baker

RAP Europe prepared this advisory note to help frame the issues to be addressed in developing European guidelines and codes on electricity balancing. In particular, it highlights the need for these rules to enable and encourage:• Balancing products and services with the necessary flexible, dynamic capabilities,• Balancing actions across all timescales: market...

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