Enabling Policies

Report

Making the Grid Smarter: A Primer on Adopting the New IEEE 1547-2018 Standard for Distributed Energy Resources

The IEEE Std 1547-2018 is a voluntary standard that requires DERs to be capable of providing specific grid supportive functionalities relating to voltage, frequency, communications and controls, trans... The IEEE Std 1547-2018 is a voluntary standard that requires DERs to be capable of providing specific grid supportive functionalities relating to voltage, frequency, communications and controls, transforming how they interact with the electric distribution system. This reference guide presents the major revisions and updates to the previous IEEE Std 1547-2003 standard.
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Advancing Equity in Utility Regulation: Future Electric Utility Regulation Report No. 12

This report explores energy equity as the fair distribution of the benefits and burdens of energy production and consumption, presenting what several states are doing to address this, and offer recomm... This report explores energy equity as the fair distribution of the benefits and burdens of energy production and consumption, presenting what several states are doing to address this, and offer recommendations and considerations.
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Presentation

Building Energy Codes: GEB and Electrification

As stated in the slide deck, the slides discuss the role of building and energy codes in advancing connected buildings, how electrification will necessitate this effort, and the grid-interactive build... As stated in the slide deck, the slides discuss the role of building and energy codes in advancing connected buildings, how electrification will necessitate this effort, and the grid-interactive building (GEB) technology currently being adopted at the state and local level.
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Introduction to Flexible Demand Appliance Standards: California Energy Commission Staff Paper

Senate Bill 49 gives the California Energy Commission (CEC) the authority to set flexible demand appliance standards and labeling requirements. The flexible demand appliance standards may include comm... Senate Bill 49 gives the California Energy Commission (CEC) the authority to set flexible demand appliance standards and labeling requirements. The flexible demand appliance standards may include communication protocol requirements so that appliances can respond to grid conditions, price signals, or GHG emissions content of electricity supplies or a combination. The standards may also include minimum load-shift performance requirements to ensure that appliances react in a way that yields benefits to the grid and the consumer.
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State Indicators for Advancing Demand Flexibility and Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Part I: Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Targeted to Reduce Peak Electricity Demand

This slide deck report identifies objectives and key indicators for state activities that advance demand flexibility in buildings — legislation, utility regulatory proceedings, executive orders and ... This slide deck report identifies objectives and key indicators for state activities that advance demand flexibility in buildings — legislation, utility regulatory proceedings, executive orders and programs. It also illustrates progress to date and identifies trends, gaps, and opportunities.
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