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Presentation June 4, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, Mark LeBel

In a follow-up discussion to an earlier webinar, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took a more detailed, technical look at how to update cost allocation methods to ensure that costs are shared efficiently and fairly. The presentation breaks down specific issues to be considered within the generation, transmission and distribut...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation June 3, 2020

Achieving reliability and system flexibility at least cost in a decarbonised power system

By Christos Kolokathis

​In a webinar organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) on Modelling Electricity Generation & Transmission Systems’ Adequacy, Christos Kolokathis spoke about how to achieve reliability and system flexibility at least cost in a decarbonised power system. He highlighted well functioning energy and ancillary services markets....

Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 31, 2020

Designing Power Markets to Maximize the Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart

Understanding the interactions between carbon markets and electricity markets — the impacts of each on the other — is key to good design of both. International experience shows that designing power markets and carbon markets in isolated policy “silos” does not lead to best outcomes. Designing them in concert helps ensure that the markets are as economical...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation May 29, 2020

Why Not ETS? Comparative assessment of border carbon adjustment and the extension of ETS in the power sector in Europe

By András Mezősi, Zsuzsanna Pató, László Szabó

Carbon leakage occurs in any carbon pricing regime that is not global, which means all of them so far. That is inherently unfair to sectors that are subject to a carbon price but compete with those that are not. The European Green Deal aims to rectify the problem in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by moving beyond the current second (or third) best option, ...

Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation May 28, 2020

Implementing Efficiency First in practice

By Zsuzsanna Pató

​The consortium behind the Horizon 2020 project ENEFIRST hosted a webinar on Putting energy Efficiency First – Learning from international experience. RAP's Zsuzsanna Pató introduced Efficiency First, its implications and provided best practices and lessons learned. Efficiency First, a decision-making principle embedded in the Clean Energy for All Europeans ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Presentation May 27, 2020

Decoupling in the Time of COVID-19

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​In a National Regulatory Research Institute webinar, Janine Migden-Ostrander discussed decoupling as a regulatory tool for state commissions responding to the changes in demand, payment and economic distress of customers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation May 22, 2020

Rate Design and Electric Vehicles

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Nancy Seidman highlighted issues and challenges of electric vehicle rate design and the beneficial impact on emissions that can result from smart rate design.    ...

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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Putting energy efficiency first: Learning from international experience

Efficiency First comes down to prioritising investments in energy efficiency or other demand-side resources whenever they would cost less or deliver more than investing in supply or networks. It is a key principle of the Energy Union, endorsed in its Governance Regulation and in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. Implementing Efficiency First can...