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April3020
Webinar (video)

Heat Decarbonisation: Lessons for the Smart Sector Integration Strategy of the EU to achieve the long-term climate goals

Heating of buildings accounts for almost one-third of the European Union’s total energy demand. And most of that heat is provided by burning fossil fuels. With the European Commission currently developing a Smart Sector Integration Strategy in the context of the European Green Deal, it is timely to reflect on the transformative challenge of heat...

Report April 29, 2020

Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing

By Nancy Seidman, Alice Napoleon, Kathryn Maddux, Christopher James, Dara Torre, Donna Brutkoski, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Ken Colburn, Jamie Hall, Jennifer Kallay, Max Chang, Philip Eash-Gates, Denise Harlow, Meg Power

In this report, produced with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Synapse Energy Economics, RAP and Community Action Partnership take an in-depth look at the disparate impacts electric and natural gas infrastructure have on economic, social, and health outcomes — and consider how to ensure that a clean-energy future is a more equitable future. Th...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrated Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
April2820
Webinar (video)

Netzentgelte und Flexibilitätsanreize: Status Quo und Herausforderungen (Webinar)

Die Entgelte für die Nutzung der Stromnetze sind reguliert. Wie genau diese sich zusammensetzen, ist für Stromkundinnen und -kunden allerdings kaum nachvollziehbar. Gleichzeitig machen die Netzentgelte einen großen Posten auf der Haushaltsstromrechnung aus: gut ein Viertel der Zahlungen geht an die Netzbetreiber. Bei einem Verbrauch von 3.500 Kilowattstunden – was etwa dem Jahresverbrauch in einem...

Policy Brief April 21, 2020

Electrification and Power Sector Reform: Coordinating Dual Challenges

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

Electrification and power sector reform are interdependent challenges for countries around the world. Both will be central components of strategies to achieve ambitious carbon emissions reductions. In China, air quality challenges and other circumstances suggest a further urgency for electrification. Realizing the benefits of electrification in terms of carbon em...

Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief

电气化和电力行业改革: 协调双重挑战

By Max Dupuy, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

电气化和电力行业改革两者密切相关,是全球各国和各地区面临的双重挑战。两者都将是实现雄心勃勃的碳减排战略的核心组成部分。在中国,空气质量挑战和其他情况表明电气化的紧迫性进一步加大。电改使得发电结构发生演变,决定了电气化对改善空气质量和减少温室气...

Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation April 17, 2020

Modern Cost Allocation and Rate Design

By Mark LeBel

​In a guest lecture for the Introduction to Electricity class at Princeton University, Mark LeBel explored key issues and best practices for cost allocation and rate design. ​  ...

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Policy Brief April 7, 2020

Regulating Electricity Markets: Experience From the United States and Perspectives for China

By Max Dupuy

The issues of market monitoring and market power have long been important topics in market policy, regulation and design in the United States, European Union and other countries. As China continues its power sector reform effort, which includes an emphasis on “market-oriented reform,” market monitoring will be especially important. It can help 1) ensure ne...

Market Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief

美国电力市场监管镜鉴

By Max Dupuy

本政策简介讨论了电力市场监管的几个重要方面:市场监测,缓解市场力以及确保有效的市场和调度的方法。本文主要概述了在中国当前电力行业改革形势下尤为重要的几个相关主题。此外,文中还提供了详细参考资料,引导感兴趣的读者索引有助于设计市场监测方法相关的...

Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report April 7, 2020

Taking First Steps: Insights for States Preparing for Electric Transportation

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Mark LeBel, Megan Anderson

As the market for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States continues to grow, states are beginning to pay more attention to the issues that arise. Although no one state agency has clear responsibility for it, utility commissions are taking their first steps toward determining how best to prepare for, accommodate and promote this transition. They are meetin...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation April 3, 2020

Regulatory Reform in the US: Different Paths Forward

By David Littell

​In a meeting of the Wisconsin Energy Distribution and Technology Initiative, David Littell provided an overview of regulatory reform tools in use today and discussed new rate design pilots....

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary