Print Icon
Can’t read or see images? View this email in a browser

October 2021


Participating in Power: A Guide to IRPs

Integrated resource plans can shape utilities’ and regulators’ thinking about the future of the power system – which means that stakeholder input is crucial. Participating in Power, a new guidebook produced by RAP and the Institute for Market Transformation, offers local governments and community advocates a map through the IRP process. The guidebook (summarized in a related blog post) outlines how to read and analyze an IRP, develop comments in response, and ensure that priorities from clean energy deployment to workforce development are represented in IRPs.



China Makes a Move on Time-of-Use Rates

Electricity pricing that varies by time of use (TOU) is an important component of a customer-centric power system, but few countries have implemented TOU rates comprehensively. Now, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has instructed local governments to design TOU rates for nearly all retail power customers. In an article for Energy Monitor, Max Dupuy writes that the NDRC’s move suggests a new level of commitment to demand-side flexibility as a decarbonization tool for China.



Regulatory Innovation in New England

Richard Sedano will be among the panelists in a session on Tuesday, October 19, the second day of Renewable Energy Vermont’s REV2021 conference, discussing how the New England states are advancing climate action and equity.

Learn More and Register


Efficient Buildings, Resilience and Equity

In a California Energy Commission workshop on grid-interactive efficient buildings, Dr. Carl Linvill highlighted the twin values of community resilience and equity in ensuring beneficial building electrification.

Read More


Regulatory Tools for Gas Planning

In a public workshop for the Oregon Public Utilities Commission, held as part of the PUC’s fact-finding docket on the future of gas utilities, Megan Anderson, Mark LeBel and Elaine Prause discussed regulatory considerations and tools to guide successful gas planning.

Read More


Don't want to receive these emails anymore? Unsubscribe  |   Privacy Policy

Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)®
50 State Street, Suite 3   |   Montpelier, VT 05602   |   United States   |