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Energy Regulations and the Environment

UC Berkeley,, Spring 2008

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

Overview

Introduction to Energy and Electricity - Public Utilities & Rate Regulation: Intro to Finance - Public Utilities & Rate Regulation: Cost of Service Regulation - Public Utilities & Rate Regulation - Public Utilities and Rate Regulation - Resource Alternatives: Tradition Fuels, Oil and Hydroelectric Power Resource Alternatives: Natural Gas - Resource Alternatives: Renewable Energy - The Technologies - Demand Side Management: Energy Efficiency - Performance Based Ratemaking and “Decoupling”; and Integrate - Deregulation and Markets: Wholesale Electricity Markets - Climate Change and Carbon Markets - Deregulation and Markets & Env Impacts of Restructuring - Resource Alternatives: Coal and Nuclear Power

Includes

Lecture 10: Performance Based Ratemaking and “Decoupling”; and Integrate

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Lecture Details

Class 11 Performance Based Ratemaking and Decoupling; and Integrated Resource Planning and Portfolio Planning - April 3, 2008. Under traditional ratemaking, utilities generally make higher profits if they sell more power and lose profits as customers become more efficient. Performance-based ratemaking can address the problem of utility disincentives to promote customer energy efficiency by decoupling utility profits from the amount of sales. It also is a mechanism that can encourage beneficial behavior in many areas of utility operation. Also, introduction to integrated resource planning and portfolio planning for the right mix of generation types, transmission and conservation. Portfolio Management (PM) and Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) both constitute planning exercises and present similar issues. PM, a newer term, focuses on a single utility or other load serving entity. IRP can be performed by a state regulator on a system wide, regional or service area basis, or by a utility for its service area.

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Sam

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Dembe

Great course. Thank you very much.

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