We've mastered the basic arithmetic of distributed energy resources, but to reach their full potential, we have more advanced math to learn. After the final meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative, John Shenot reflects on how the MADRI founders’ vision has been realized – and considers the next steps for DER empowerment.
At each step in an embedded cost of service study, new data and new technology suggest improved ways to divide up costs. In the second of a series of blogs exploring RAP’s new cost allocation manual, Jim Lazar, Mark LeBel and Paul Chernick take a closer look at this traditional framework and consider how to update it for the modern grid.
The European Commission’s goals for reaching carbon neutrality include a building “renovation wave,” details of which will be announced later this year. Jan Rosenow and Marion Santini write that this initiative will require focus, synergies and policies to effectively drive demand for retrofits.
RAP has hired Ann McCabe, a national leader in energy and environmental policy and former Illinois utility commissioner, to direct the U.S. program. She replaces Ken Colburn, who is retiring this month.
As part of a panel discussion on the opening day of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Winter Policy Summit, Jim Lazar will discuss key recommendations fromElectric Cost Allocation for a New Era. Stop by RAP's table at NARUC to meet staff and pick up copies of our latest publications.
David Farnsworth was profiled as part of the Colby Climate Project, a special initiative of Colby College's magazine, while Christopher James made the cover of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's WPI Journal.