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Report April 26, 2022

The time is now: smart charging of electric vehicles

By Jaap Burger, Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow

The transition to zero-emission mobility and a decarbonised energy system are best planned in tandem, and electric vehicles will play a key role in both shifts in the coming years. Automakers are already committing to phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles, making Europe’s transport future electric. EVs are more than a cleaner vehicle; they are a power...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief

解锁灵活性资源促进建筑电气化-以热泵为例

By Wang Xuan

在中国总的碳排放中,建筑运行产生的排放大概贡献了约20%,其中3/4来自于与建筑相关的用电和供热的化石燃料非直接燃烧。为了满足中国政府提出的2030碳达峰和2060碳中和目标,高比例发展可再生能源,大力开发建筑节能潜力以及电气化将是建筑领域脱碳的关键。热泵对于电...

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Presentation April 20, 2022

Grid Operations and Why They Matter for Air Quality — Part 2

By Nancy Seidman

In the second part of a training for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA), Nancy Seidman explored the air quality and health benefits of energy efficiency and electrification....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief April 18, 2022

国际视野:对创建“全国统一电力市场”的下一步工作建议

By Max Dupuy, Lars Møllenbach Bregnbæk, Luis Boscán

近日,国家发展改革委、国家能源局发布了《关于加快建设全国统一电力市场体系的指导意见》 (发改体改〔2022〕118号)。该文件为电力市场改革又向前迈出了重要一步,比如,该政策中制定了总体目标,要求在2025年前,“国家市场与省(区、市)/区域市场协同运行,电力中...

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Policy Brief April 15, 2022

Price shock absorber: Temporary electricity price relief during times of gas market crisis

By Michael Hogan, Bram Claeys, Zsuzsanna Pató, Dominic Scott, Sophie Yule-Bennett, Monika Morawiecka

European policymakers are weighing possible responses to the extraordinary surge in energy prices and the consequences for citizens and industry. The European Commission expects to issue additional guidance in May, following analysis due in April from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Targeted relief to vulnerable consumers should be undertaken...

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Presentation April 14, 2022

Grid Operations and Why They Matter for Air Quality — Part 1

By Nancy Seidman

In a training for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA), Nancy Seidman discussed regional transmission and opportunities for collaboration among air quality regulators, state energy offices and utility commissions....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 30, 2022

电力现货市场风险管理:发电运行成本分析、电力现货市场监测、市场力筛选和减缓

By Max Dupuy, Wang Xuan, Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl

国际经验表明,电力市场,特别是电力现货市场,很容易受到操纵,从而导致增加不必要的成本和排放,降低系统效率。在电力短缺和输电系统阻塞时,这些问题将更加突出。随着现货市场在全国范围内的发展,完善市场监管的需求将继续增长。总的来说,在欧洲、美国以及...

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Report March 28, 2022

The perfect fit: Shaping the Fit for 55 package to drive a climate-compatible heat pump market

By Richard Lowes, Jan Rosenow, Dominic Scott, Louise Sunderland, Samuel Thomas, Andreas Graf, Marie Baton, Steve Pantano, Peter Graham

Removing fossil fuels from heating is a goal of policy makers around the world in order to decarbonise energy systems and to remove exposure to fossil fuel imports. Alongside efficiency measures, the key technology to replace fossil fuels for heating is heat pumps. In the EU, where fossil fuels — mostly gas — dominate the heating mix, rapid action on heat is ...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Heating and Cooling, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation March 28, 2022

Foundations of Retail Electricity Rates

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation to an Energy Systems Integration Group task force, Mark LeBel explored utility pricing principles and rate-making best practices for today’s power sector....

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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Webinar (video)

How far can we go with wind and solar?

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. In this era of urgent and ambitious climate goals, most paths to a decarbonised power system feature high shares of variable renewable energy, primarily wind and solar. To avoid high costs, new tools to capture the benefits of these clean resources...