October 25th, 2013

EPB: calculations largely overestimates real use

The EPB regulations imposed a calculation rationale for heating end use in residential buildings with people’s habits embedded as default values: whole protected volume heated, indoor temperature 18°C, ventilation and internal gains a fixed function of the protected volume, etc.
 
Measurement of heating end use in hundreds of dwellings and transposing it to the EPB reference year now showed the EPB largely overestimates real use.Read full article

Human habits and energy consumption in residential buildings

Of all parameters defining end use for heating in dwellings, user's habits introduce the largest uncertainty. The term rebound was introduced to cover the fact that improved efficiency ended in more spending. Indeed, lower annual heating costs in energy efficient residential buildings saw inhabitants, if they have to pay the energy themselves, demanding more thermal comfort.
 
Direct rebound has major consequences.Read full article

October 21st

October 17th

Investment Incentives

Author: 
Konstantin Petrov
Post date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:26

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 0 - Introduction to Network Regulation. The purpose of this Theme is to provide non-regulators audience with a basic knowledge of regulatory principles.

Module 3: Investment Incentives

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Role of Efficiency Analysis

Author: 
Konstantin Petrov
Post date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:12

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 0 - Introduction to Network Regulation. The purpose of this Theme is to provide non-regulators audience with a basic knowledge of regulatory principles.

Module 2: Role of Efficiency Analysis

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Principles of Price Regulation

Author: 
Konstantin Petrov
Post date: 
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 18:52

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 0 - Introduction to Network Regulation. The purpose of this Theme is to provide non-regulators audience with a basic knowledge of regulatory principles.

Module 1: Principles of Price Regulation

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October 10th

Photovoltaic and Solar Forecasting: State of the Art

This report describes the state of the art of solar and photovoltaic forecasting models used to facilitate the integration of photovoltaics into electric systems operation, and reduce associated uncertainties. The report represents, as accurately as possible, the international consensus of the Task 14 experts on the subject. Further information on the activities and results of the Task can be found at: www.iea‐pvps.org.

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October 4th

Electropedia: A Shared Understanding

“Today, any buyer, owner operator or investor who is sophisticated in the wind industry speaks in terms of IEC terminology: a wind class, a turbine design class, turbulence levels, and so on. Everybody understands what is meant. The conversation is more fruitful and constructive and expectations are set more accurately.” 

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September 26th

Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives

Author: 
Alyssa Gilbert
Post date: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 13:56

This presentation would introduce the main findings of the report “Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives” which was prepared by the World Bank together with Ecofys. It outlines key developments and prospects of existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world.

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September 23rd

Clean Energy Regulators Initiative - Webinar Programme

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