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Presentation March 17, 2020

CETA Incremental Cost Provision: Options, Considerations, and Questions

By Jessica Shipley, Megan Anderson

​As the Washington Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission develop rules to implement the Clean Energy Transformation Act, Jessica Shipley and Megan O'Reilly presented a methodology for determining the incremental cost of compliance....

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Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Lowes

Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one‑third of total EU energy demand, and around 75% of heat is still produced by burning fossil fuels. The European Union must make decarbonising heat a major priority if it hopes to meet its climate goals for 2030 and beyond. Successful decarbonisation will require a well-coordinated effort across several areas ...

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Presentation March 11, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar

​​In a presentation for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Jim Lazar discussed RAP's newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms.​...

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Presentation March 2, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners subcommittee, Jim Lazar and Mark LeBel discussed their newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms....

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Policy Brief February 28, 2020

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Policy Guide

By Camille Kadoch

This policy guide — part of the Roadmap for Electric Transportation legislative kit — provides legislators and their staff members an overview of electric vehicle issues and options. It begins by looking at the merits of EV legislation to answer the all-important question: “Why?” From there this resource outlines the “what” and “how” of the many i...

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Model Rule February 28, 2020

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Legislative Options

By Camille Kadoch

Proactive state legislative action and planning are needed to realize the full benefits of electric transportation for citizens, the economy and the environment. Some states may be starting from scratch while others have existing legislation. The legislative options found here — part of the Roadmap for Electric Transportation kit — offer a menu of choices fo...

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Presentation February 26, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

By Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel, Paul Chernick

In a webinar presentation, Jim Lazar, Mark Lebel and Paul Chernick discussed and answered questions about their newly published manual, Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era, covering the basics of cost allocation, current best practices and cutting-edge reforms....

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Policy Brief

Performance Incentives for Cost-Effective Distribution System Investments

By David Littell, Megan Anderson, Jessica Shipley

This policy brief, a generic version of a memo provided for a state public utility commission, considers starting points for how to apply performance-based regulation and associated performance incentive mechanisms to distribution system investments by utilities. Ensuring that such investments are cost-effective begins by outlining goals that a state utility c...

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Policy Brief February 27, 2020

ENTSO-E public consultation on ERAA: Response to questions

By Christos Kolokathis

In December 2019, the European Network of Transmission System operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, asked stakeholders to comment on the organisation’s proposal for a Methodology for a European Resource Adequacy Assessment (ERAA). The purpose of the ERAA is to assess the risks to a secure supply of electricity over the next 10 years. These public comments were ...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary