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Report January 18, 2017

Regulatory Approaches to Grid Resiliency and Security

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, David Littell, Riley Allen

Ensuring a stronger grid that is capable of withstanding a catastrophic event, or alternatively a grid for which outage durations can be minimized in such an event, involves several steps. First is prevention: identifying the grid’s weaknesses and how to mitigate them. Second is recovery: steps to ensure quick restoration of service after a major event. Third i...

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Non-Transmission Alternatives, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Transmission Planning Download View Summary
Report April 26, 2016

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska

By Riley Allen, Donna Brutkoski, David Farnsworth, Peter Larsen

The harsh weather and inaccessible geography of rural Alaska communities pose significant energy challenges to the region, including keeping electricity and other energy costs very high compared to the lower 48 and even more populous regions of the state. Many communities rely almost exclusively on expensive diesel fuel—shipped in by barge or air—for electric...

Climate and Public Health, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report April 26, 2016

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska: Executive Summary

By Riley Allen, Donna Brutkoski, David Farnsworth, Peter Larsen

The harsh weather and inaccessible geography of rural Alaska communities pose significant energy challenges to the region, including keeping electricity and other energy costs very high compared to the lower 48 and even more populous regions of the state. Many communities rely almost exclusively on expensive diesel fuel—shipped in by barge or air—for electric...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report August 18, 2015

美国低碳电力行业监管的国际经验

By Max Dupuy, Riley Allen, David Crossley, Frederick Weston, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Kevin Porter

电力需求侧管理杂志于2015年7月在环球揽萃栏目节选刊登了睿博能源智库受世界银行委托撰写的报告。基于对美国电力行业监管的经验,文章介绍了美国监管机构及其职能,并结合实例深入地阐述了美国在能效资源的获取、定价和融资以及与此相关的电网公司收入监管、激励机...

Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation April 30, 2015

In the Driver’s Seat: How Utilities and Consumers Can Benefit from the Shift to Electric Vehicles

By Riley Allen, Karen Glitman, Justine Sears

Electric vehicles (EVs) are commonly viewed as a crucial mechanism to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increase energy security, and improve air quality. Widespread adoption of EVs also represents an opportunity for energy utilities and consumers. On April 30, 2015, the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) hosted ...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report March 31, 2015

Thermal Efficiency for Low Income Households in Vermont

By Riley Allen

Thermal energy efficiency—improvements in the usable heating and cooling performance of buildings—directly lowers energy costs and creates indirect benefits for the household and broader community. These include improved energy affordability, improved work and school productivity, job creation, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. An estimated 125,000 Vermon...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report December 9, 2014

الدروس لمنطقة الشرق األوسط وشمال افريقيا من دراسات الحالة لكل من: توزيع المنفعة لكفاءة الطاقة

By Riley Allen, David Crossley

تم إعداد هذا التقرير ضمن مشروع للبنك الدولي حول كفاءة الطاقة في منطقة الشرق األوسط وشمال افريقيا، ويتضمن دراسات حاالت مف ّصلة وآليات تنظيمية تم تطبيقها في ستة دول ومناطق لتمكين الشركات من مساعدة زبائ...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Report December 9, 2014

Lessons for the MENA Region from Case Studies of Utility Delivery of Energy Efficiency

By Riley Allen, David Crossley

This report, produced for a World Bank project on energy efficiency in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, includes detailed case studies of policy and regulatory mechanisms implemented in six countries and regions to enable utilities to assist their customers to use electricity more efficiently. The case studies were selected to demonstrate the wide ...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation March 25, 2014

Sustainable Tariffs for Island Systems

By Riley Allen

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) invited Riley Allen to present methods for establishing sustainable energy tariffs for island systems at a conference on electricity and water sector reform. Most of the twelve participating island nations located in the Pacific and Eastern Caribbean depend disproportionately on dies...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary