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Presentation June 9, 2022

Securing Benefits from Transportation Electrification

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission's Transportation Electrification Summit, David Farnsworth discussed the value of electrification as a flexible grid resource as well as the benefits from data tracking and use of advisory services. ...

Electric Vehicles, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report June 7, 2022

The joy of flex: Embracing household demand-side flexibility as a power system resource for Europe

By Sophie Yule-Bennett, Louise Sunderland

To meet its 2050 climate goals, Europe will need to purge its power sector of carbon emissions by the mid-2030s. This means integrating renewable energy resources such as wind and solar at an unprecedented scale and pace. Only one path allows for rapid decarbonisation while maintaining a reliable energy system, minimising system costs and increasing energy democr...

Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation June 6, 2022

Nevada’s Alternative Regulation Process

By Carl Linvill

At the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, ​Dr. Carl Linvill of RAP and Sam Crano of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission discussed the background, process and regulation that resulted from Nevada's recent alternative regulation docket....

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation June 2, 2022

Evaluation Methods for Grid Investments and DERs

By John Shenot

​In a webinar for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, John Shenot explored cost-effectiveness methods and the increasing applicability of benefit-cost analysis for grid modernization investments and distributed energy resources. ...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Presentation May 26, 2022

Where Do We Go From Here: Visions for a Clean Heat Standard

By Richard Cowart, Stephen Dodge, Erin Overturf, Megan Gilman, David Farnsworth

In a webinar discussion, panelists discussed efforts across the country to put in place clean heat standards or other mandates for reduction of emissions from thermal end uses....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Presentation May 25, 2022

A Strategic Clean Flexible Load Reserve

By Carl Linvill

​At a UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute meeting, Carl Linvill discussed flexible load as a grid resource and highlighted steps to build an effective strategic flexible load reserve. ...

Energy Resource Planning, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation May 25, 2022

Electricity Pricing: Drivers, Practices and Pitfalls

By Carl Linvill

At the Financial Research Institute’s Advanced Electricity Seminar on Utility Rates and Pricing for the Future, Carl Linvill explored smart rate design fundamentals and exposed some common policy pitfalls. ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
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Where Do We Go From Here: Visions for a Clean Heat Standard

The term “transition” implies moving away from one thing and toward something else. The energy transition in the United States has challenged utility regulators to ensure that the movement away from fossil-fuel-dominated resources, and the adoption of lower-carbon resources in their place, will not put at risk the economic benefits, security, and reliability associated with...

Report May 9, 2022

Owning the future: A framework of regulations for decarbonising owner-occupied homes in Scotland

By Catrin Maby, Louise Sunderland

Scotland’s recent Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out a plan to achieve the ambitious target for all Scottish buildings to be decarbonised by 2045. In practice this means replacing the heating systems of nearly 90% of Scotland’s 2.5 million homes that are currently heated with fossil fuels. As part of its regulatory framework, the Strategy states that all hom...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Heating and Cooling, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary