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October2419
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Electric vehicle grid integration policies to benefit consumers

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Electric vehicles can unlock extensive value for consumers, the grid and the environment — if we integrate them strategically into the power system. In this webinar from the International Energy Agency’s User-Centred Energy Systems programme, Dr. Julia Hildermeier and Christos Kolokathis...

September1019
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Capturing More Value from Distributed Resource Combinations

Much has been written about the value of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, but PV systems are limited in the services and value streams they can provide. When PV is combined with other distributed energy resources, however, new opportunities for synergy arise. These opportunities can make the total value of combining PV with another distributed resource...

July1619
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Funding Transportation in an Electrified World

In recent years, fuel taxes and other funding mechanisms have not kept pace with the increasing costs of building and maintaining transportation infrastructure. Improved overall vehicle fuel efficiency has reduced fuel tax revenues. The growing number of electric vehicles on the road is beginning to contribute to this challenge. Some states, perceiving that EV owners...

July319
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Accelerating the benefits of electric vehicle integration

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. By 2030, approximately 10 million battery electric vehicles and 18 million plug-in hybrids are expected to be on European roads. As the number of electric vehicles grows, policymakers can unlock extensive value for all consumers, the grid and the environment —...

February519
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Let’s Be More Flexible: Rules and Tools for a Modern Power Grid (Webinar)

Grid operators have historically forecast demand and scheduled generation to meet that demand. But new technologies allow us to use flexible renewable resources and flexible load to ensure that demand and supply stay in balance. The flexibility that these technologies provide allows for a lower-cost and lower-emission power sector. It also enables the cost-effective integration...

November818
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Beneficial Electrification: Considerations for Space Heating (Webinar)

Space heating is an important opportunity for beneficial electrification—but the types of opportunities vary significantly by region, building type, and policy landscape. RAP’s November 2018 paper on this topic analyzes these opportunities, and it offers guidance on how regulators can evaluate and implement policies and programs to electrify space heating. In a webinar on November...

June1918
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Beneficial Electrification: Principles for the Public Interest (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Implemented properly, the electrification of end uses currently powered by fossil fuels can provide significant benefits—lowering consumer energy bills, helping utilities better manage the grid, and reducing emissions. Implemented in a policy vacuum, however, electrification could simply increase energy usage, potentially increasing...

April1118
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Smart Non-Residential Rate Design (Webinar)

Commercial and industrial utility customers have the opportunity to use power sector innovations to reduce their energy bills and produce services for the grid. Distributed energy resources, advanced power control technologies, and smart metering can produce private benefits for these customers, but regulators need to know whether the investments will also promote the public interest:...

February818
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Getting Started: Rethinking Utility Regulation in an Era of Exponential Change (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. State and federal utility regulators have traditionally controlled the electric power industry through their decisions. But rapid technology change means cleaner, lower-cost, and more resilient options for meeting customers’ energy needs are or soon will be available. Customers may soon have...

January3118
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Designing retail electricity tariffs for a successful Energy Union (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Effective electricity network tariff design is a powerful tool in the regulator’s toolbox as Europe strives to make energy more secure, sustainable, and affordable. Yet ineffective designs, such as fixed monthly charges, are on the rise in Europe. This is a...