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Report August 9, 2021

Unlocking demand-side response in Turkey

By Sophie Yule-Bennett, Dominic Scott, Ahmet Acar

Turkey’s energy system has vast potential for integrating renewable energy and for smart technology innovation. Both of these advancements are crucial to decarbonise the power sector, improve grid efficiency and ensure resilience. Policy makers can play a pivotal role in helping Turkey achieve its clean energy vision by designing policies to maximise the value ...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Comments on Texas Project 52373: Review of Wholesale Electric Market Design

By Michael Hogan

In response to questions posed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas in its review of wholesale market design, RAP offered comments considering the range of power grid issues posed by the February 2021 outages that hit the state, focusing on remediating the identifiable root causes while preserving what is best about the Texas electricity market....

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Policy Brief

电力资源充足性规划:国际经验和对中国的建议

在清洁转型和气候变化的大形势下,保证电力系统安全稳定至关重要。这需要合理预测负荷、准确衡量各个资源的贡献,更好地利用区域市场优势来维持高可靠性,达到鼓励竞争、降低成本、减少排放的目的。 本文首刊于《电力决策与舆情参考》  ...

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Presentation July 15, 2021

Building Efficiency and Electrification for the Environment

By David Littell

​At a roundtable for the Environmental Council of States, David Littell discussed how building efficiency and electrification can reduce pollution and lower energy and consumer costs....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief July 7, 2021

Minimum energy performance standards: A tool for building renovation in Spain

By Louise Sunderland, Cecilia Foronda, Javier Tobías

Only 0.2% of Spanish buildings are renovated each year, which is far below the rate proposed by the European Commission. According to analysis by the Commission and by think tanks like the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a rate of 2%, if not 3%, is necessary to reach the energy efficiency and decarbonisation objectives set for 2030 and 2050. Minimum en...

Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Policy Brief July 7, 2021

Normas mínimas de eficiencia energética: una herramienta para la rehabilitación de edificios en España

By Louise Sunderland, Cecilia Foronda, Javier Tobías

El ratio de regeneración urbana y de rehabilitación edificatoria en Europa en general y en España en particular está muy por debajo del que sería necesario para alcanzar los objetivos de eficiencia energética y descarbonización marcados para 2030 y 2050. Frente a un ratio de renovación profunda anual del 2% que propone la Comisión Europea o el 3% que def...

Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Presentation June 29, 2021

DER Aggregation: Lessons Learned from Other States

By John Shenot

​In a Missouri Public Service Commission workshop, John Shenot explored lessons learned from states that have allowed third-party aggregation of distributed energy resources. ​...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary