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Presentation September 24, 2019

Challenges of integrating additional variable renewable energy sources into power systems

By Zsuzsanna Pató

​At the 18th Energy Investment and Regulation Conference of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) in Riga, Latvia, Zsuzsanna Pató provided an overview of the implications and challenges of integrating large-scale, variable renewable energy sources....

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation September 24, 2019

Efficiency First – A pillar of the European energy transition

By Jan Rosenow

​At EFEX 2019, the Energy Future Exchange’s conference in Brussels, Dr. Jan Rosenow spoke about the Efficiency First principle and its potential to help Europe achieve the targets it has set for the energy transition and climate change mitigation. He also shared benefits and implementation opportunities generated by Efficiency First....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Presentation September 22, 2019

Some Thoughts on TCI Program Design

By David Farnsworth

​At an Energy Action Network convening in Burlington, Vermont, David Farnsworth shared some key insights for successful implementation of a cap-and-invest model to fund clean transportation as the state considers participation in the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Presentation September 20, 2019

Grid Modernization and New Utility Business Model

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​​At a Clean Energy Legislative Academy conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, RAP’s Janine Migden-Ostrander and Mike O’Boyle of Energy Innovation explored the part that legislators can play in furthering grid modernization. ​...

Distribution Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation September 20, 2019

Reliability: Roles and Definitions

By Carl Linvill

​For a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Electricity Committee session on reliability, Carl Linvill provided an overview of the state and federal actors responsible for ensuring reliability at the distribution and bulk power levels.  ...

Regulation and Governance, Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 13, 2019

Protecting Customers from Utility Information System and Technology Failures

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Megan Anderson

Information systems (IS) and information technology (IT), which continue to grow more innovative every year, promise improved communication, services and billing between utilities and customers, better and more reliable service, and greater visibility into the operations of utility grids. Advanced IS/IT systems are critical to ensuring that smart meters and other...

Revenue Regulation, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation September 10, 2019

Evolving Frameworks for Resources, Revenue and Rate Design

By Mark LeBel

At a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance meeting in Milwaukee, Mark LeBel ​provided an overview of smart rate design and discussed innovative revenue models and incentives that align with today's flexible resources....

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

Capturing More Value from Distributed Resource Combinations

Much has been written about the value of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, but PV systems are limited in the services and value streams they can provide. When PV is combined with other distributed energy resources, however, new opportunities for synergy arise. These opportunities can make the total value of combining PV with another distributed resource...

Presentation September 10, 2019

Capturing More Value From Distributed Resource Combinations

By John Shenot, Carl Linvill

​In a webinar on Sept. 10, John Shenot and Dr. Carl Linvill looked more in depth at the types of value streams that combinations of distributed energy resources can create and discussed how best to compensate the owners of these resources. They highlighted use cases that demonstrate why customers might consider pairing resources such as solar and storage, and p...

Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Renewable Energy Policies, Storage, Tariffs Download View Summary