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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
Report October 10, 2019

The Economics of Distributed Energy Resources

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Wang Xuan, Camille Kadoch, Carl Linvill, John Shenot, John Brautigam

The rapid growth in distributed energy resources (DERs) has delivered benefits for residential customers, businesses and utilities. This accelerating worldwide spread has also created a challenge that regulators recognize: how to determine the value of these resources for the grid, for customers and for the public as a whole and then how to measure benefits and c...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 1 (Introduction—Global Lessons for Success)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the first of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, examines the concept of performance-based regulation (PBR) and how it can provide a framework to connect goals, targets, and measures to utility performance or executive compensation. It examines leading e...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 2 (Primer—Essential Elements of Design and Implementation)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the second of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on best practices for design, development, and implementation of performance-based regulation mechanisms. It begins by laying the groundwork for understanding the incentives inherent in institutio...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 3 (Innovative Examples from Around the World)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the final of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on how performance-based regulation (PBR) can be used to navigate an era of rapid technological change in the power sector. It examines the trends seen in this rapid change, including the penetrati...

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Presentation November 23, 2017

配售电改革和多能互补激励机制探究

By Wang Xuan

在电力体制改革形势下,新兴的配售电公司为支持分布式能源资源、能效和可再生能源发挥着重要的作用。演讲内容围绕如何监管配售电公司以促进电力行业向低碳、清洁、高效的方向发展提出了几点建议。...

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Report October 31, 2017

Policy and Regulation to Support Energy Efficiency as a Power Sector Resource in China

By David Crossley, Wang Xuan

Energy efficiency is a cost-effective alternative to investing in supply-side resources, such as building power plants and expanding the electricity grid. Using energy efficiency as a power system resource is particularly important in China, where air pollution from coal-fired power plants is a large and growing problem. Energy efficiency can do double duty: it...

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Policy Brief October 31, 2017

加强政策法规,让能效成为中国电力行业的一种资源

By David Crossley, Wang Xuan

在世界上许多国家,电力公司都将终端能源效率作为满足客户对能源服务需求的一种资源。提高能效被视为代替供应侧资源投入(如建设发电厂和扩大电网)的一种具有成本效益的解决方案。提高能效对中国有双重贡献:它既能够以较低成本解决一些地区对能源服务的需求,...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Energy Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Philip Baker, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

Performance-based regulation (PBR) enables regulators to reform 100-year-old regulatory structures to unleash innovations within 21st century power systems. Our current electric system is built upon an old regulatory paradigm that ensured safe and reliable electricity at reasonable prices from capital-intensive electricity monopolies. Today, disruptive technologi...

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