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

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. 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...

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)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. 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...

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)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. 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...

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

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. 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...

March1815
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The Value of Demand Reduction Induced Price Effects (DRIPE) (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Energy efficiency programs reduce utility bills, reduce emissions of multiple pollutants, and reduce the overall cost of delivering electricity services. Measuring and considering the full array of benefits provided by energy efficiency is crucial to ensuring that all cost-effective efficiency resources...

February1215
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Countering the Reliability Card (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Time and again statements asserting that high penetrations of clean energy resources like energy efficiency and renewable energy could endanger electric system reliability have proven false. We refer to these assertions collectively as “playing the reliability card” against clean energy. In...

November1414
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Cost Allocation: The Transition from Costs to Rates (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. The webinar series Fundamentals of Rate Design continued on November 14, 2014, as Jim Lazar and Janine Migden-Ostrander provided an in-depth review of: Cost of service studies Cost allocation The transition from cost to rates Time-varying and dynamic rates Net-metering and...