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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...

November614
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Fundamentals of Electric Rate Design (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Rate design for electric utility customers is an arcane topic that matters a lot. Rate design represents the price signals consumers use to guide their consumption and investment choices. Just as customers choose groceries, gasoline, or plane tickets in part based...

September3014
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Tracking Renewable Energy for the US EPA’s Clean Power Plan (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. In a webinar on September 30, 2014, David Farnsworth, RAP senior associate, and Robin Quarrier, chief counsel at the Center for Resource Solutions, explained how existing renewable energy certificate (REC) tracking systems can be used as an integral part of state compliance with...

September1114
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Revenue Regulation Paves the Way for Utility Innovation and Efficiency (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Traditional utility regulatory practices create an environment in which utilities earn more profit by selling more electricity. Revenue regulation, or decoupling, breaks the link between utility sales of electricity and revenues, while continuing to send customers economic price signals. These two...

June2714
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Taking a Deeper Look at Utility Standby Rates for Combined Heat and Power Systems (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. In a webinar earlier this year, the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) called for a fresh look at standby rates for combined heat and power (CHP) systems, illustrating how poorly-designed standby rates can impede the adoption of CHP resources, while well-designed rates...

June2614
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Implications of EPA’s CO2 Regulations for State Renewable Energy Programs and RPSs (Webinar)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act potentially impacts states’ renewable energy programs and policies, including renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Aiming to cut domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels, the proposed rule creates opportunities...

May2914
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Designing Distributed Generation Tariffs Well (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the U.S. more than tripled in the past three years, and industry analysts forecast that PV capacity will double from current levels within two years! This exponential growth in PV capacity demonstrates a larger trend...

May914
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Altering the Load Shape to Accommodate More Solar and Wind (Webinar)

An unlikely animal is the new face of renewable energy in the US. The “duck” curve illustrates the load shape some grid operators expect to contend with as increasing levels of wind and solar resources create ramping challenges for conventional generation. In a webinar held by The Clean Energy States Alliance RPS Collaborative on Friday,...

April914
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Taking a Fresh Look at Standby Rates for Combined Heat and Power Systems (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Combined heat and power (CHP) systems offer industrial and commercial owners stable energy prices, lower overall energy costs, and reliable power during grid outages. Although CHP and other distributed resources have proven to be reliable and to pose little risk to...