by Heidi Ratz, Priyanka Roche and Norma Hutchinson - March 2021
This working paper provides local governments (such as cities and counties) with information on why and how they may want to engage in issues at the wholesale energy market level to help achieve their decarbonization goals, and examples of how other similar stakeholders are already working in this area.
by Heidi Ratz, Robi Robichaud, Lori Bird and Norma Hutchinson - September 2020
This issue brief is designed to inform policymakers of the state of storage technologies and how utility-scale storage (including long-duration storage) can support a decarbonized grid. The brief describes the mix, role and current policy drivers of storage technology today, and explores future grid needs and the potential use of long-duration storage to maintain grid reliability in deep-decarbonization scenarios.
How Electricity Distribution Companies In India Can Work With Commercial And Industrial Consumers For Renewable Energy Procurementby Deepak Sriram Krishnan, Ashok Kumar Thanikonda, Parul Kumar and Tirthankar Mandal - July 2020
This working paper discusses utility-offered RE tariffs in India, a relatively new and underdeveloped topic in the Indian energy sector. It highlights the key principles that could serve to guide the development of such tariffs in India, based on a study of the literature worldwide, as well as on an analysis of the Indian scenario and interviews conducted.
by Lacey Shaver, Stephen Abbott and Heather House - June 2020
This technical note outlines the methodology behind the Local Government Renewables Action Tracker, an interactive web tool that presents a compilation of the renewable electricity transactions and advocacy efforts that have been completed by U.S. cities, counties, municipal utilities and community choice aggregations since 2015.
Implementing Demand Aggregation for Rooftop Solar Systems in Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprise Clustersby Kajol, Jessica Quezada Medina, Ashok Kumar Thanikonda and Deepak Sriram Krishnan - January 2020
This practice note captures our experiences from our pilot efforts with aggregating demand for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) clusters. By focusing on the end-user demand side and on energy intensive consumers, we expect to multiply the benefits of the supply-side efforts of the Indian government.
Using Renewables for Electric Vehicle Demand: A Review of Utility Program Designs and Implementation Strategiesby Norma Hutchinson and Lori Bird - November 2019
This paper explores the range of approaches and emerging program designs currently used in the United States to match EV loads and renewable energy, with an emphasis on methods that more closely link the timing and location of the EV demand with renewable energy supply.
by Celina Bonugli, Jake Duncan, Kelly Crandall and Cassandra Etter-Wenzel - September 2019
This resource is designed to aid cities and utilities in exploring the opportunity to develop a partnership agreement and consider key factors relevant to successfully enable long-lasting and productive engagements. It identifies insights and lessons learned from the experiences of several U.S. cities and investor owned electric utilities in developing innovative agreements in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.
by Stephen Abbott, Heidi Ratz and Lacey Shaver - July 2019
The American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator website is a resource developed in partnership by World Resources Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute to help U.S. cities advance ambitious energy goals. This technical note outlines the structure and methodology of the procurement guidance section, a key feature of the website which provides resources for city sustainability staff working to procure renewable electricity.
by Tyler Clevenger and Heidi Ratz - February 2019
This technical note provides the methodology behind the State Overview online resource, part of the American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator website, which encapsulates webpages for 50 states and DC, displaying regulatory and market information as well as procurement option-specific state policies.
by Amala Devi, Uttara Narayan and Tirthankar Mandal - December 2018
This working paper documents residential consumers’ experiences with solar rooftop PV systems. The data is captured through household surveys conducted across five Indian cities. The study is an attempt to understand the challenges faced by residential consumers at various stages of their decision pertaining to the installation of rooftop solar PV systems.