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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 2 (Primer—Essential Elements of Design and Implementation)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the second of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on best practices for design, development, and implementation of performance-based regulation mechanisms. It begins by laying the groundwork for understanding the incentives inherent in institutio...

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Report May 30, 2018

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Volume 3 (Innovative Examples from Around the World)

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan

​This report, the final of three volumes of Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation, focuses on how performance-based regulation (PBR) can be used to navigate an era of rapid technological change in the power sector. It examines the trends seen in this rapid change, including the penetrati...

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Presentation May 25, 2018

Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Dallas Burtraw, Ranjit Bharvirkar

RAP's Ranjit Bharvirkar, William Shobe from the University of Virginia, and Dallas Burtraw from Resources for the Future recently delivered four workshops on the Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets in India. Power Systems Operation Corporation of India (POSOCO) ​hosted the workshops at their national and regional despatch centres: National Loa...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Realising the benefits of European market integration

By Philip Baker, Michael Hogan, Christos Kolokathis

Greater integration of wholesale energy markets in Europe holds enormous potential to benefit consumers in the region. The European Commission and others estimate that the increase in social welfare of fully integrating Europe’s electricity markets could exceed €40 billion annually by 2030. However, progress toward fully realising these public benefits dep...

Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Journal Article May 18, 2018

Energy efficiency obligation schemes: Their future in the EU

By Tina Fawcett, Jan Rosenow, Paolo Bertoldi

The International Energy Agency reported in 2016 that energy efficiency is increasingly understood as a key component of low-carbon energy policy. The European Union encourages Member States to introduce energy efficiency obligation schemes (EEOS) to help meet energy savings objectives. Today, the EU boasts 15 active programs, more than double the number upon int...

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Presentation May 17, 2018

Beneficial Electrification and Improving Air Quality

By Nancy Seidman

​In a presentation for the Baker Botts law practice in Washington, D.C., Nancy Seidman explored the air quality enhancements associated with beneficial electrification....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation May 2, 2018

DER Policy Trends: A Snapback Challenge

By Carl Linvill

​In his presentation at Rocky Mountain Institute's 2018 e-Lab Accelerator meeting, Carl Linvill offered Amory Lovins' "snapback" analysis approach as a tool for evaluating policy options on distributed energy resources​....

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation April 24, 2018

Technology innovation: The role of regulation

By Christos Kolokathis

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) invited ​Christos Kolokathis to speak at the Annual Chairmen Meeting in Sochi, Russian Federation. Mr. Kolokathis explored the role of regulation in adapting to ​technological innovation in the power sector, in particular, the role of smart rate design and performance-based regulation....

Business Models, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary