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Putting the Customer First: How States Can Keep Driving the Energy Transition

By David Littell, Nancy Seidman, Jessica Shipley, John Shenot, Richard Sedano

In a roundtable webinar discussion, RAP staff highlighted what states can do (and are doing) on a variety of topics — from performance regulation to system planning to rate design — to navigate the energy transition with the customer’s interests always a top priority. The panel also discussed opportunities stemming from federal action....

Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
February822
Webinar (video)

Putting the Customer First: How States Can Keep Driving the Energy Transition

The urgency and speed of the energy transition presents a variety of opportunities for states. They have a chance to move forward with regulatory reforms that put utility customers at the center of the transition. And they can reimagine traditional approaches to the regulatory process by continuing to make it more transparent, equitable, and proactive....

Presentation January 11, 2022

Performance-Based Regulation (PBR): An Overview

By John Shenot, Camille Kadoch

​In a workshop for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, John Shenot and Camille Kadoch provided an introduction to performance-based regulation as a key tool for aligning utility, ratepayer and public interests....

Revenue Regulation, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation January 5, 2022

Electric Cost Allocation

By Mark LeBel, Frederick Weston, Elaine Prause

​In a workshop for the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Mark LeBel, Rick Weston and Elaine Prause provided a deep dive into electric utility cost allocation....

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation January 5, 2022

NOx, NOx – Who’s There?

By Nancy Seidman, John Shenot

In a presentation for air directors with the Ozone Transport Commission, Nancy Seidman and John Shenot proposed an innovative model rule concept to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions from water heaters, a significant source of emissions that has received little attention from state regulators....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 20, 2021

Measuring and increasing impact: The next challenge for EU energy efficiency policy measures

By Samuel Thomas, Marion Santini

The European Union is entering a crucial decade in its energy transition, with the 55% climate goal representing a step change in ambition. Energy efficiency is expected to play a major role in achieving necessary reductions in energy consumption across buildings, transport and industry. Enacting the Energy Efficiency First principle will require reliable data on...

EM&V, Energy Efficiency Obligations Download View Summary
Presentation December 16, 2021

NOx, NOx – Who’s There?

By Nancy Seidman, John Shenot

​For the Ozone Transport Commission’s Stationary and Area Source Committee, Nancy Seidman and John Shenot proposed an innovative model rule concept to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions from water heaters, a significant source of emissions that has received little attention from state regulators....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Report

The Clean Heat Standard

By Richard Cowart, Chris Neme

Vermont's Global Warming Solutions Act requires that greenhouse gas emissions from thermal end uses (heating and hot water) be reduced by at least 15% below 2018 levels by 2025 and then by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. This report, published by Energy Action Network, describes a performance-based program, the Clean Heat Standard, that would create a path for Vermo...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 15, 2021

Ensuring the EED energy savings obligation is Fit for 55

By Samuel Thomas

In late 2020, we recommended that the European Commission align the Energy Efficiency Directive’s energy savings obligation with the 2050 climate goal. It took a first step towards achieving this objective in summer 2021. In its proposal, energy savings derived from the installation of technologies that directly combust fossil fuels are excluded for the purpose...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Governance, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary