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The Western US Needs Better Regional Planning to Modernize the Grid

In order to develop a dynamic bulk electric grid, system planning and operation -- as well as how entities are compensated for the energy, power, ancillary services, and emissions reductions -- must evolve together.

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Trending Topics - Electricity Grid Integration in the West

Renewable integration in the West has forced reconsideration of system operations, planning, and markets. In order to develop a bulk electric grid that will be resilient in a dynamic future, the manner in which the system is planned and operated and the means by which entities are compensated for the energy, power, ancillary services, and emissions reductions they provide will need to evolve.

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Moving Toward Value in Utility Compensation, Part 1 - Revenue & Profit

This paper argues that the financial “value engine”—the difference between a utility’s return on investment and its cost of capital—drives shareholder returns. Regulators should use this value engine to align utilities’ financial motivations with delivering value to customers and society.

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Imagining a Fresh Start for the Power Grid

In early 2015, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) announced its 51st State Challenge, which called for energy experts to submit proposals for how energy markets could be created in a 51st state with no preexisting regulations or market structure. This article discusses several of the crosscutting themes and insights from the Challenge's top three proposals.

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