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Presentation June 16, 2020

Beneficial Electrification and EVs

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation for the Virtual Alaska Electric Vehicle (EV) Workshop, David Farnsworth discussed the principles of beneficial electrification and the role of electric vehicles in promoting a cleaner, more flexible grid....

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation June 16, 2020

Electric Vehicles and Rate Design

By Mark LeBel

​Mark LeBel discussed the principles of rate design and how they apply to electric vehicles during the Virtual Alaska Electric Vehicle (EV) Workshop, hosted by the Alaska Center for Energy and Power and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.    ...

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Policy Brief June 14, 2020

EV Tariff Design Can Optimize Grid Resources and Save Drivers Money — Selected Examples and Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Europe

By Julia Hildermeier, Jessica Shipley

The environmental and economic benefits that electric vehicles provide to users, and ultimately to all electricity consumers, will depend on how the vehicles are charged and how charging infrastructure is deployed. Research has shown how managed electric vehicle charging can efficiently use grid capacity, optimally exploit electric vehicles as a flexible grid res...

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Policy Brief June 8, 2020

Challenges facing distribution system operators in a decarbonised power system

By Philip Baker

The transition to clean energy is changing the nature of Europe’s power systems. Increasing electrification in the heat and transport sectors, more active consumers and the need to accommodate greater shares of wind and solar are impacting the fundamental design and operation of distribution networks. With the rise in community energy and local markets for ener...

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Electric Vehicles, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation June 4, 2020

Emissions and Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar for the National Association of State Energy Officials, Nancy Seidman discussed the cost and emissions benefits of grid-interactive efficient buildings and their role as flexible load. ​  ...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
June420
Webinar (video)

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

RAP’s Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era manual lays out an approach appropriate for the 21st century power grid, characterized by growing adoption of variable renewable energy, storage and demand-side technology. In a follow-up discussion to our earlier webinar on this topic, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took...

Presentation June 4, 2020

Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

By Jim Lazar, Paul Chernick, Mark LeBel

In a follow-up discussion to an earlier webinar, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took a more detailed, technical look at how to update cost allocation methods to ensure that costs are shared efficiently and fairly. The presentation breaks down specific issues to be considered within the generation, transmission and distribut...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation June 3, 2020

Achieving reliability and system flexibility at least cost in a decarbonised power system

By Christos Kolokathis

​In a webinar organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) on Modelling Electricity Generation & Transmission Systems’ Adequacy, Christos Kolokathis spoke about how to achieve reliability and system flexibility at least cost in a decarbonised power system. He highlighted well functioning energy and ancillary services markets....

Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 31, 2020

Designing Power Markets to Maximize the Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart

Understanding the interactions between carbon markets and electricity markets — the impacts of each on the other — is key to good design of both. International experience shows that designing power markets and carbon markets in isolated policy “silos” does not lead to best outcomes. Designing them in concert helps ensure that the markets are as economical...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary