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对《关于进一步推进电力现货市场建设试点工作的意见(征求意见稿)》的建议

By Max Dupuy

2019年3月,国家能源局颁布的关于推进现货市场建设工作的征求意见稿,代表着中国朝电力市场改革迈进了重要的一步。基于中国国情和多年的国际经验,我们为该意见稿提出几点建议,提议主要围绕在区域市场,基于成本的调度,市场监测,发电补偿,分布式能源参与市场等...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report March 26, 2019

Best Practices for Achieving Cleaner Air and Lower Carbon

By Christopher James

The State Council’s Ten Measures Action Plan and regional efforts like those in Jing-Jin-Ji, Yangzte River, and Pearl River Deltas have reduced the severity and duration of China’s air pollution. But pollution levels must drop by two-thirds or more from their 2013 concentrations to reach the country’s Grade I PM2.5 and even further to meet the World Health ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 21, 2019

Photovoltaik-Eigenversorgung: Erfahrungen aus den Net-Energy-Metering-Programmen der USA

By Andreas Jahn, Megan Anderson, Matthias Deutsch

Stromerzeugung auf dem eigenen Dach ist die dezentralste Form der Energiewende, der eine breite Unterstützung gilt. Trotz der stark gesunkenen Kosten für Photovoltaikanlagen ist der Zubau jedoch begrenzt. Ein Grund könnte in der Ausrichtung der Förderung liegen, denn in Deutschland orientieren sich die Photovoltaik-Vergütungen an den Kosten der Erzeugung, al...

Pricing and Rate Design, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2019

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

By Mark LeBel

​Mark LeBel discussed policy considerations related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure at Law Seminars International's Transmission and Clean Energy Conference in Boston....

Business Models, Electric Vehicles, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

By David Farnsworth

​At a staff workshop for the Missouri Public Service Commission, David Farnsworth explored policy questions to guide electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment....

Electric Vehicles, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2019

Vision of Utility of the Future

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

At the Center for a New Economy's Black Start: Future of Energy Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Janine Migden-Ostrander explored the key role of regulators in ensuring an affordable, reliable and innovative power system. ​...

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 19, 2019

Comments on National Energy Administration’s “Advancing Electricity Spot Market Implementation”

By Max Dupuy

The National Energy Administration’s (NEA) March 2019 draft policy statement, Advancing Electricity Spot Market Implementation, represents an important indicator of the direction of China's electricity markets. Here, RAP makes recommendations for improving the draft. Key recommendations address regional markets, cost-based dispatch, market monitoring, rationa...

Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report March 13, 2019

Leading Utility Regulatory Reform: Process Options and Lessons From Oregon

By Sherri Billimoria, Jessica Shipley, Leia Guccione

Unprecedented changes are underway in the electricity sector, and regulatory reform efforts aimed at responding to these changes are being initiated across the country. These efforts represent an opportunity for states to undertake new kinds of stakeholder engagement that are not typical of traditional public utility commissioner proceedings. States have many opt...

Business Models, Governance, Integrated Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation March 12, 2019

Demand response: a powerful flexibility resource

By Zsuzsanna Pató

​The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) invited Dr. Zsuzsanna Pató to speak at a workshop in Budapest on power system flexibility. Dr. Pató explored the value of demand response as a flexibility resource for mitigating system challenges, reducing costs, and improving reliability. She also shared examples of its implementation in the U.S. and Europ...

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Presentation March 11, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Water Heating

By David Farnsworth

​At the ACEEE Hot Water Forum in Nashville, Tennessee, David Farnsworth discussed best practices and considerations for making water heating more cost-effective while improving grid management and reducing environmental impacts....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary