Blog

Among the most valuable lessons that other jurisdictions or utilities can learn from California’s Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) process is that it is a lot easier to imagine an end goal than to know in advance all of the steps required to reach that goal, or how long the journey will take.    “The most important […]

October 10, 2019

0

This article builds on earlier chapters, which can be reviewed here. The Integrated Capacity Analysis and Locational Net Benefits Analysis efforts were not the only critical pieces to resolving the DER marketplace puzzle.  Throughout 2016 and 2017, five other working groups were engaged in hashing out issues from determining market and load growth scenarios to […]

October 10, 2019

0

The Building Decarbonization Coalition is organizing a core group of building decarbonization enthusiasts to lead a building electrification rate design strategy. This post is the second of a three-part series aiming to raise the profile of how electric rate design impacts a customer looking to decarbonize their home or business. In this post we cover […]

October 8, 2019

0

When the California Public Utilities Commission established the scope and schedule for the DRP proceeding, President Picker made two strategic procedural determinations.  The first was that the Rulemaking would not follow traditional processes led by the Commission. Instead, the plan would be to employ collaborative working groups to hash out what were expected to be […]

September 24, 2019

0

If there is one thing that virtually all the players in California’s Distributed Resource Planning (DRP) process can agree on it is that when the process began in 2014 virtually no one outside of the electric utilities really understood how planning at the distribution level was accomplished or how utility operations dictated investment requests in […]

September 24, 2019

0

The Building Decarbonization Coalition is organizing a core group of building decarbonization enthusiasts to lead a building electrification rate design strategy. This post is the first of a three-part series aiming to raise the profile of how electric rate design impacts a customer looking to decarbonize their home or business. In this first post we […]

September 18, 2019

0

Chapters One and Two provide context and background supporting this chapter California was not the only state grappling with an influx of distributed resources on electric utility systems.  The State of New York faced a similar but distinct set of challenges, in part driven by the extensive damage and widespread outages caused by Hurricane Irene […]

September 10, 2019

0

The Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) process was both a response to fundamental changes in electricity markets and an attempt to shape the course of future changes in ways that would minimize overall system costs and maximize ratepayer benefits. One goal was to establish a new framework for the integration and operation of new Distributed Energy […]

September 4, 2019

0

Five years ago this month, in August of 2014, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) opened a landmark Rulemaking (R.14-08-013) to explore new policies and methodologies for better incorporation of distributed energy resources (DER) into the electric utility system.  In this series of articles, Gridworks explores the intentions and outcomes of this multi-year effort, with […]

August 26, 2019

0

3
0
color
https://gridworks.org/wp-content/themes/hazel/
https://gridworks.org/
#1A4565
style1
paged
Loading posts...
/home/mtsstagemlc/public_html/
#
on
none
loading
#
Sort Gallery
on
no
yes
off
off
off