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Webinar (video)

Electrification in the energy transition: Towards net-zero emissions by 2050 (Webinar)

The European Green Deal envisions a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050. Electrification is a powerful tool that can help catapult Europe’s energy transition forward. Accelerated changes are needed in the power, buildings and transport sectors, but they will fail to emerge without robust policies closely aligned with the decarbonisation goal. Leonardo Energy and the Regulatory Assistance...

Policy Brief November 5, 2020

Demand Charges: What Are They Good For?

By Mark LeBel, Frederick Weston, Ronny Sandoval

Demand charges have existed since nearly the beginning of the electric industry. Although utilities often favor them, economists have continually questioned whether these rates — applied to an individual customer’s maximum short-term usage in a billing period — are an efficient form of pricing. This paper does a deep dive on demand charges and cost causatio...

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Presentation October 29, 2020

Roadmap for Transportation Electrification: Options for Lawmakers

By Camille Kadoch, David Farnsworth, Mark LeBel, Frederick Weston

​In an interactive webinar, Camille Kadoch, David Farnsworth, Mark LeBel and Frederick Weston explored RAP's Roadmap for Electric Transportation in further detail, discussing the variety of ways states have addressed EV planning and incentives, removed barriers and empowered regulatory agencies as a means to increase transportation electrification. Clara Summer...

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Webinar (video)

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Options for Lawmakers

Electrification of the transportation sector — cars, trucks, buses, taxis and ports — provides an opportunity for states to save citizens money, create jobs, improve public health and combat climate change. High levels of EV adoption with smart charging can provide benefits to all of society — not just EV owners — and the power...

Presentation October 22, 2020

Recognizing Electrification Benefits

By David Farnsworth

At the Electrification Virtual Summit hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute, David Farnsworth explored customer and grid benefits from beneficial electrification and the need for comprehensive cost-benefit analyses to ensure the cost-effectiveness of electrification initiatives....

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Presentation October 21, 2020

Perspectives on Aligned Planning

By John Shenot

​In a workshop for the Michigan Public Service Commission, John Shenot discussed a need for improved utility planning processes in today's power sector and highlighted the work of the NARUC-NASEO Taskforce on Comprehensive Electricity Planning....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Resource Planning, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Sea breeze: Measures to ensure a collaborative and cost-efficient future for offshore wind in Europe

By Michael Hogan, Andreas Jahn, Zsuzsanna Pató

Given the urgency of the transition to clean energy, Europe has set its sights high. The European Union aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years and attain net zero by 2050. Electrification from renewable energy resources will play an important role in these decarbonisation efforts. The European Commission envisions offshore...

Distributed Generation, Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 20, 2020

Time-Varying Rates in New England: Opportunities for Reform

By David Littell, Joni Sliger

​Although some New England utilities offer modernized rates for special applications, like electric vehicles and battery storage, there is substantial room for improvement in time-varying residential pricing. This policy brief, the last in a series examining rate design issues across New England, looks more closely at time-varying rates offered by utilities in ...

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Presentation October 15, 2020

Beneficial Electrification: Climate Change and the Law

By David Farnsworth

In a Vermont Law School webinar, David Farnsworth described electrification principles and implementation strategies to benefit customers, grid management and the environment.​  ...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary