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Report April 18, 2018

Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Texas

By Mélanie Persem, Maren Schöttler, Andreas Jahn

Der US-Bundesstaat Texas ist mit rund 28 Millionen Einwohnern und doppelter Fläche wie Deutschland, der führende Stromproduzent und auch größte Stromkonsument in der USA. Mélanie Persem, Maren Schöttler und Andreas Jahn bieten Einsicht in den heutigen Stand der komplexen Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft, als auch nähere Angaben zu den Märkten und enormen Ö...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief April 18, 2018

Energy Efficiency First: A Key Principle for Energy Union Governance

By Edith Bayer

The Governance Regulation aims to streamline and align planning and reporting across the five dimensions of the Energy Union. The introduction of "Energy Efficiency First" into this framework is a necessary organising principle to deliver on the goals of the Energy Union and secure a fair deal for energy consumers. Energy Efficiency First has been championed b...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Journal Article

The politics of electricity reform: Evidence from West Bengal, India

By Elizabeth Chatterjee

Across many developing countries, the power sector persistently underperforms despite years of market reform efforts. India, where de facto responsibility for the power sector rests with subnational (state) governments, provides a useful laboratory to examine why. The state of West Bengal provides an example of public sector reform as an alternative to the so-cal...

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Policy Brief April 16, 2018

Destination Paris: Why the EU’s climate policy will derail without energy efficiency

By Jan Rosenow, Jakob Graichen, Stefan Scheuer

Without bold energy efficiency policies, it will be impossible to reach the goals articulated in the Paris Agreement. This is the main finding of authors from the Regulatory Assistance Project, Öko-Institut, and Stefan Scheuer Consulting, who identified the impact of Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive on the EU’s climate targets. Their new brief pose...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Webinar (video)

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design (Webinar)

Commercial and industrial utility customers have the opportunity to use power sector innovations to reduce their energy bills and produce services for the grid. Distributed energy resources, advanced power control technologies, and smart metering can produce private benefits for these customers, but regulators need to know whether the investments will also promote the public interest:...

Presentation April 11, 2018

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Jim Lazar, Carl Linvill

In a RAP webinar held on April 11, 2018, Dr. Carl Linvill and Jim Lazar unpack smart non-residential rate design and  explain how it can produce benefits for customers in your state. Regulators can create price signals for utilities that reduce peak demand, more accurately convey system costs, and give customers incentives to install self-generation, controllab...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Journal Article March 30, 2018

Solar ‘power’: Socio-political dynamics of infrastructural development in two Western Indian states

By Siddharth Sareen, Sunila Kale

The growth and development of solar energy, which is so important in the current global context, is determined by political economic factors, and in turn, has varied implications for energy justice. India’s western region presents a complex context within which to examine why these trajectories unfold in particular ways and to what end. This article first situa...

Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 8, 2018

Ścieżki modernizacji małych systemów ciepłowniczych

By Janusz Mazur, Edith Bayer

Małe systemy ciepłownicze stoją przed wieloma wyzwaniami. Po pierwsze, najczęściej wymagają modernizacji zarówno w obszarze wytwarzania, jak i dystrybucji. Po drugie, regulacje wspierają rozwój niskoemisyjnych i efektywnych technologii, wykorzystujących OZE i kogenerację. Duże znaczenie w tym zakresie ma europejska dyrektywa MCP (Medium Combustion Pla...

Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Report February 24, 2018

Enabling Third-Party Aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, John Shenot, Camille Kadoch, Max Dupuy, Carl Linvill

This paper was written to assist the Public Service Commission of Arkansas as it seeks to remove barriers to entry for aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs), encourage customer participation—the key to the success of DERs —and incentivize utility cooperation and support. Additionally, the Arkansas Commission was interested in the sale of aggregat...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report February 23, 2018

Recommendations for Ohio’s Power Forward Inquiry

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Camille Kadoch, Joni Sliger

Traditional “cost-of-service” regulation, where the rate of return is set on rate base, gives utilities incentives to invest in additional infrastructure to increase their own revenues, even when less expensive options are available to meet customers’ needs. The adoption of distributed generation can raise tensions within a traditional cost of service syste...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Market Design, Reliability, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary