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Report November 1, 2001

Comments on the Model Regulations for the Output of Specified Air Emissions from Smaller-Scale Electric Generating Resources

This document contains comments of NiSource Inc. on the Model Regulations for the Output of Specified Air Emissions from Smaller-Scale Electric Generating Resources. In this document NiSource lists areas which they believe provide a solid basis on which to build the model regulation, but also areas they feel could use additional work, modifications and/or stakeho...

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Report November 1, 2001

Model Regulations for the Output of Specified Air Emissions from Smaller-Scale Electric Generation Resources: Public Review Draft

By Regulatory Assistance Project, Frederick Weston, Christopher James

This public review draft from November of 2001, includes the model rule and technical support documents. The Working Group’s task was to develop a set of model rules that states can adopt in whole or adapt, that will foster the deployment of environmentally sustainable and economically efficient distributed generation. This draft does not represent a final agre...

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Report October 1, 2001

California Standard Practice Manual

By California PUC

This document is a manual that describes cost-effectiveness tests for energy efficiency, including the participant test, ratepayer impact measure test, total resource cost test, and program administrator cost test. It also provides cost-effectiveness calculation procedures....

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Report October 1, 2001

Dimensions of Reliability: Electric System Reliability for Elected Officals

By Richard Sedano

Policymakers looking for a more robust way to appreciate reliability and to assess what influence they can have over the outcome will find help in this report. This paper will review what reliability is, and encourage broad thinking about how to achieve the levels of reliability society expects in sensible ways that limit both cost and risk. This paper was commis...

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Report October 1, 2001

Michigan PSC Staff’s Method for Calculating Regional Electric Generation Fuel Mix and Emission Data

By Michigan PSC

This document is the Michigan Staff Method of Emissions Calculations to the Minnesota Environmental Disclosure Workgroup. Based on the staff’s draft proposal and the comments received, the staff sets forth its final recommendations in the attached document. This document includes requirements for the regional disclosures, summary of comments received, discussio...

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Report October 1, 2001

Setting and Administering Output-Based Emission Standards for the Power Sector

By Paul Hibbard, Nancy Seidman, Barbara Finamore

This workpaper describes output-based (or generation performance standard) emission control programs in the United States. Specifically, the purpose of this workpaper is to present and discuss methods for establishing the emission standards for, and administering, output-based programs to control emissions from the power sector....

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Report September 1, 2001

Accomodating Distributed Resources in Wholesale Markets

By Frederick Weston, Regulatory Assistance Project

This report examines the different functions that distributed resources, small-scale generation and efficiency resources, can perform in the wholesale markets, the barriers to integration, and policy and opeartion approaches for promoting "DR"....

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Report September 1, 2001

Distributed Resource Distribution Credit Pilot Programs: Revealing the Value to Consumers and Vendors

By David Moskovitz, Cheryl Harrington, Wayne Shirley, Richard Cowart, Richard Sedano, Frederick Weston

The purpose of this paper is to describe implementation options for two concepts: deaveraged distribution credits and distributed resource development zones, as first described in Profits and Progress Though Distributed Resources (NARUC,February 2000)....

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