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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,...

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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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Discussion Draft July 5, 2016

Issues in China Power Sector Reform: Generator Dispatch

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

In most countries of the world, power generation dispatch is done on an “economic” basis. In China, however, grid companies use dispatch methods that often are not based on an economic approach. This is a major obstacle to meeting China’s clean energy, air quality, and economic goals. It has led to high curtailment of wind, solar, and hydro power, while les...

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Report October 26, 2015

Integrating Renewable Energy Into Power Systems in China: A Technical Primer – Electricity Planning

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

This paper, part of a series of primers on the economic, institutional, political, and technological challenges of integrating renewable energy into power systems in China, focuses on electricity system planning. It explores the various electricity planning processes in China, centered around five-year planning, and their links to national industrial policy. It r...

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Report October 9, 2015

将可再生能源纳入中国电力系统:技术入门之电力规划

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Wang Xuan

本报告的英文版发布于2015年10月,现应读者需求翻译成中文。同时,我们为此系列的另一部报告《将可再生能源纳入中国电力系统:技术入门之系统运营》也进行了中文翻译。 本文是一系列关于将可再生能源纳入中国电力系统的经济,制度,政治和技术挑战的文章之一。 该...

Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrating Renewable Energy, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary