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Presentation January 10, 2018

What Does the Future Hold for Natural Gas?

By David Littell

​For this National Regulatory Research Institute webinar, David Littell explored the future role of natural gas and the risks to ratepayers of an overreliance on building out natural gas infrastructure. ​...

Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation January 8, 2018

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Carl Linvill, Jim Lazar

​In a webinar for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee on Rate Design, Carl Linvill and Jim Lazar discussed the principles of smart rate design for non-residential utility customers and the resulting benefits....

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Presentation December 12, 2017

Pricing of Renewable Energy Resources in the EU

By Mara Marthe Kleiner, Mario Ragwitz, Andreas Jahn

​At an EU-China Renewable Energy Workshop held in Beijing, China, Andreas Jahn of RAP joined Mara Marthe Kleiner of Agora Energiewende and Mario Ragwitz of Fraunhofer ISI to speak about ​remuneration and market design for renewable energy sources....

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Presentation December 11, 2017

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Carl Linvill

​At the California Public Utilities Commission's Electric Rate Forum, Carl Linvill discussed the principles of smart rate design for non-residential utility customers and the resulting benefits....

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Presentation December 10, 2017

Global Energy Trends: Selected Issues

By Max Dupuy

​Max Dupuy discussed energy trends in China, India, and Europe at the National Conference of State Legislatures in San Diego, California....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report December 8, 2017

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Carl Linvill, Jim Lazar, Max Dupuy, Jessica Shipley, Donna Brutkoski

Electricity use by non-residential customers accounts for nearly two-thirds of California’s total consumption. Many of these customers are interested in adopting distributed energy resources, and many have access to sophisticated energy management and load control technologies. These customers could therefore be an important source of support for power grid man...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 6, 2017

Rate Designs That Support Beneficial Demand Response

By Carl Linvill

At an advisory committee meeting of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC), Dr. Carl Linvill explained principles and best practices for rate design that supports beneficial demand response through effective price signals....

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 30, 2017

Renewable Energy Integration: US Experience and Recommendations for China

By Regulatory Assistance Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Renewable energy integration in China is an urgent and complex problem, requiring solutions in planning, policy, market design, regulation, operations (dispatch), and resource flexibility. All of these have a role to play in increasing system flexibility to support higher penetrations of variable renewable energy. This paper reviews U.S. experience with incr...

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Policy Brief November 30, 2017

Power Sector Planning: US Experience and Recommendations for China

By Regulatory Assistance Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Institutions and practices for power sector planning are the foundation for cost-effective investment and environmental sustainability. The main challenge is to shift the Chinese power sector away from the old model, in which meeting rapid demand growth was the prime consideration, and toward a model that gives careful consideration of complex trade-offs and mul...

Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary