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May3116
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Can We Trust in Electricity Markets? (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. Wholesale electricity prices that reflect scarcity and surplus are pivotal to advancing demand response and storage and, as such, are a means to achieving a cost-effective transition to reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy. However, Europe’s power stakeholders cannot rely on wholesale prices reflecting system conditions, such...

May1916
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Carbon Markets 101: Keys to Effective Design and Management (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. While ongoing legal challenges have delayed the timeline of the U.S. Clean Power Plan, regulators continue to wrestle with various compliance approaches and ways to adopt least-cost, low risk state implementation plans. Market-based compliance approaches, including the development of multi-state markets that enable carbon trading, are...

April2016
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The ABCs of RTOs (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. While utilities may own their own generating stations and power lines for distributing electricity to their customers, much of the operation of these assets occurs through their participation in a regional transmission organization (RTO), sometimes called an independent system operator (ISO). RTOs operate the transmission grid...

March316
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Teaching The “Duck” to Fly – Second Edition (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. In the 2014 paper Teaching the Duck to Fly, Jim Lazar set out ten strategies for aligning loads and resources to make the load curve easier to serve. Starting with the so-called “duck curve” published by the California Independent System Operator, he demonstrated how aggressive deployment...

January2116
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Meeting 30% of Demand with Efficiency within 10 Years: The Next Quantum Leap in Electric Energy Efficiency (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. Energy efficiency is a valuable, least-cost alternative to supply-side investments. States’ recognition of this value has grown dramatically in the U.S. over the past ten years, with leading jurisdictions now acquiring more than twice as much electric efficiency savings as they did a decade ago. A...

December1015
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Demand Charges: Pathway or Detour? (Webinar)

Demand Charges: Pathway or Detour? from Regulatory Assistance Project Studies show that creative rate design can achieve up to a 35 percent reduction in customer usage during critical peak hours, and up to a 15 percent difference in total consumption over the course of a year. Demand charges have been a part of electric rate design...

November1915
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Clean Power Plan: Interactions and Implications for Renewable Energy Markets (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. Do you know how compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will affect your region’s voluntary and regulatory renewable energy markets? Do you know how carbon trading under mass-based and rate-based programs can be coordinated with existing REC trading? The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), Clean...

September1115
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Introduction to Regional Transmission Organizations and Implications for Clean Power Plan Compliance (Webinar)

Webinar RTOs and Implications for Clean Power Plan Compliance from Regulatory Assistance Project Although individual utility companies own the power plants and lines that generate and carry electricity to consumers, many have joined regional transmission operators (RTOs), which coordinate resources over a broader geographic area to secure greater system reliability and reduce costs. RTOs (also...

August415
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Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. Advancements in technology—distributed generation, electric vehicles, and “smart” appliances, combined with advanced metering infrastructure and more sophisticated utility monitoring systems—will both demand and allow a more refined method of designing the rates charged to customers. Traditional flat ($/kwh) rate design no longer serves consumers or society...

July915
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Smart Gas Investment: How Many Swiss Army Knives Do We Need? (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. Some describe natural gas generation as the “Swiss army knife” of generation technologies, and gas’s current abundance and low price have driven calls for large-scale investments in gas infrastructure. Yet while a Swiss army knife is a versatile tool, it would not be our first choice...