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Presentation October 22, 2020

Recognizing Electrification Benefits

By David Farnsworth

At the Electrification Virtual Summit hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute, David Farnsworth explored customer and grid benefits from beneficial electrification and the need for comprehensive cost-benefit analyses to ensure the cost-effectiveness of electrification initiatives....

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Presentation October 21, 2020

Perspectives on Aligned Planning

By John Shenot

​In a workshop for the Michigan Public Service Commission, John Shenot discussed a need for improved utility planning processes in today's power sector and highlighted the work of the NARUC-NASEO Taskforce on Comprehensive Electricity Planning....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Resource Planning, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Sea breeze: Measures to ensure a collaborative and cost-efficient future for offshore wind in Europe

By Michael Hogan, Andreas Jahn, Zsuzsanna Pató

Given the urgency of the transition to clean energy, Europe has set its sights high. The European Union aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years and attain net zero by 2050. Electrification from renewable energy resources will play an important role in these decarbonisation efforts. The European Commission envisions offshore...

Distributed Generation, Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 20, 2020

Time-Varying Rates in New England: Opportunities for Reform

By David Littell, Joni Sliger

​Although some New England utilities offer modernized rates for special applications, like electric vehicles and battery storage, there is substantial room for improvement in time-varying residential pricing. This policy brief, the last in a series examining rate design issues across New England, looks more closely at time-varying rates offered by utilities in ...

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation October 15, 2020

Beneficial Electrification: Climate Change and the Law

By David Farnsworth

In a Vermont Law School webinar, David Farnsworth described electrification principles and implementation strategies to benefit customers, grid management and the environment.​  ...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation September 25, 2020

Wholesale Market Reforms and Simulation Tool

By Dheer Patel

The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) in collaboration with Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) organized a workshop on wholesale market reforms for officials from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and Power Company of Karnataka Limited (PCKL). Dheer Patel presented an overview of wholesale market reforms proposed and implemented...

Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation October 7, 2020

Heating Electrification and Rate Design

By Mark LeBel

​In a webinar hosted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and Building Electrification Initiative, Mark LeBel explored smart rate design principles that support thermal efficiency, resulting in reduced system costs and lower customer bills....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Report October 5, 2020

A Collaborative for Greater Coordination and Integration Among the Electric Grids of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States

By Richard Cowart, Richard Sedano, Frederick Weston, Jonathan Raab, Philippe Abergel, Paul Burke

Greater integration among regional power grids would lower electric sector emissions and power costs across eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, but coordination today is limited. A new report by an international team, led by RAP in collaboration with The Transition Accelerator and Raab Associates, reveals that key stakeholders on both sides of the ...

Energy Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation October 5, 2020

Demand Charges and Cost Causation

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design​, Mark LeBel discussed the diminished role for demand charges in today's electricity sector....

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation October 1, 2020

Global Warming Solutions Acts in the Northeast

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation for the New Hampshire Emission Commission, David Farnsworth provided an overview of the key components of the Global Warming Solutions Acts ​of several states in the Northeast....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary