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  • Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 6- DSO or DSP – why it is the function rather than the name that really matters

    June 21, 2017

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 6- DSO or DSP – why it is the function rather than the name that really matters

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 6 – DSO or DSP – why it is the function rather than the name that really matters This is the last in a series of six blogs comparing the New York State and Californian energy and regulatory policies Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 21st June 2017 This is the sixth blog in a blog series comparing CA and NYS energy and regulatory policies. The first blog provides an overview of the series, with links. The second blog provides an update of the NYS regulatory process, the NY REV. The third blog

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  • Global Insight 9 – 20th June

    June 20, 2017

    Global Insight 9 – 20th June

    Global Insight 9: 20-06-17 Australia AEMC call for submissions on its Distribution Market Model The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the rule maker for the National Electricity Market (NEM) has released its draft report outlining the possible future for the electricity distribution system in response to the current capacity provided by DER in the NEM. The report recognizes the role distributed generation could play in the future electricity system – optimization of DER, demand response and frequency control; and the changing role of the distribution system operator from capacity provider to market provider/facilitator. The final

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  • Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 5 – A CA and NYS similarity: mapping DER via a regulated process

    June 20, 2017

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 5 – A CA and NYS similarity: mapping DER via a regulated process

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 5 – A CA and NYS similarity: mapping DER via a regulated process This is the fifth in a series of blogs comparing the New York State and Californian energy and regulatory policies Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 20th June 2017 This is the fifth blog in a blog series comparing CA and NYS energy and regulatory policies. The first blog provides an overview of the series, with links. The second blog provides an update of the NYS regulatory process, the NY REV. The third blog provides an overview of the Californian energy and regulatory process. The fourth blog provides

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  • Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 4 – a comparison of the fundamental regulatory principles

    June 19, 2017

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 4 – a comparison of the fundamental regulatory principles

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 4 – A comparison of the fundamental regulatory principles This is the fourth in a series of blogs comparing the New York State and Californian energy and regulatory policies. Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 19th June 2017 This is the fourth in a blog series comparing NYS and Californian Regulatory Policy. The first blog provides an introduction to the series. The second blog provided an update on the NY Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV). The third provided a brief overview of CA energy and regulatory policy. This blog provides a high level comparison of the 2 systems, drawing

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  • Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 3 – Overview of CA Energy and Regulatory Policy

    June 16, 2017

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 3 – Overview of CA Energy and Regulatory Policy

    Comparing NYS with CA: Blog 3 – Overview of CA Energy and Regulatory Policy This is the third in a series of blogs comparing New York State (NYS) and Californian (CA) regulatory policy. Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 16th June 2017 The first blog provided an overview of the blog series. The second blog provided an update on the NY Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV). This blog provides a (very) brief overview of CA regulatory policy. The fourth blog undertakes a general comparison between CA and NYS regulatory policy. The fifth blog provides a more detailed comparison of the NYS versus CA regulatory

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  • Comparing NY with CA: Blog 2 – Catching Up with the NY REV

    June 15, 2017

    Comparing NY with CA: Blog 2 – Catching Up with the NY REV

    Comparing NY with CA: Blog 2 – Catching Up with the NY REV This is the second in a series of blogs comparing the New York State and Californian energy and regulatory policies. Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 15th June 2017 IGov is uploading a series of blogs over the coming week to compare New York State (NYS) energy governance with Californian (CA) energy governance. The first blog provides an introduction to the series. This 2nd blog is an update of the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV). IGov has previously written three blogs about

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  • Comparing NYS and CA: Blog 1 – Series Overview

    June 14, 2017

    Comparing NYS and CA: Blog 1 – Series Overview

    Comparing NYS and CA: Blog 1 – Series Overview This is the first in a series of blogs comparing the New York State and Californian energy and regulatory policies Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 14th June 2017 IGov is uploading a series of blogs over the coming week to compare New York State (NYS) energy governance with Californian (CA) energy governance. This first blog provides an introduction to the series. The 2nd blog is an update of the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV). IGov has previously written three blogs about the NY REV: 2014,

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  • Global Insight 8 – 13th June 2016

    June 13, 2017

    Global Insight 8 – 13th June 2016

    Global Insight 8: 13-06-17 Australia The Finkel Review: The independent review into the future security of the National Electricity Market Friday saw the release of the highly anticipated Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market authored the Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Alan Finkel. The review was initiated following a blackout in South Australia due to intense storms in September last year. The need for the review was again highlighted in February when heatwaves caused the market operator to agree to load shedding due to cover a capacity shortfall. The review concentrates

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  • Presentation: Innovation & Governance Research Overview

    June 12, 2017

    Presentation: Innovation & Governance Research Overview

    IGov 1 and 2 – Innovation & Governance Research Overview From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: RCUK Energy Programme Scientific Advisory Committee, Swindon, 6th June 2017   Outline Definitions Energy is a whole system (electricity, heat and transport) and its governance has to recognise that, and be fit for purpose for the desired outcomes GB governance remains the ‘enabler’ of the ‘old’, ‘dirty’, inefficient, inflexible ES and key ‘blocker’ to new, efficient, ‘clean’ ES – despite stated Govt goals supporting the latter Why it matters that GB governance is not fit-for-purpose Why IGov approach to governance matters

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  • Global Insight 7: 6 June 2017

    June 6, 2017

    Global Insight 7: 6 June 2017

    Global Insight 7: 06-06-2017 Our weekly round up of stories that caught our eye from around the world on energy system change. Australia CSIRO releases a Low Emissions Technology Roadmap The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have released their roadmap this week to identify and value low emission technologies that can help Australia achieve their Paris Agreement targets whilst addressing the energy trilemma. The report recognises that improvements in energy productivity – the ratio of output divided by energy consumption – will lead to abatement no matter which course of action is taken. It

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