Publications

The Guarini Center regularly issues books, academic journal articles, policy papers and issue briefs.  Please use the drop down menu to explore past publications.

Recent Publications

2015_Mandel_The merits of an integrated approach to PBR_Page_01 The Merits of an ‘Integrated’ Approach to Performance-Based Regulation, 28 Electr. J. 8 (2015) May 2015 - Author: Benjamin Mandel The composition of utility revenues under performance-based regulation depends on the approach used to set base revenue allowances and the magnitude of financial performance incentives. For the most policy-responsive regime, regulators should pursue ‘integrated PBR’ by both broadening the set of performance incentives they offer and embracing benchmarking for base revenue allowances. This article, based on an […]
German Energy Transition_Handout_Page_1 Facts and Figures About the German Energy Transition April 2015 - On April 29, the Guarini Center and Ecologic Institute co-hosted a discussion on the German Energiewende (Energy Transition) and potential implications it could hold for energy reforms that are underway in New York State. To help facilitate an informed discussion, the Guarini Center prepared a set of facts and figures comparing the German electricity sector and relevant policy instruments […]
Performance incentives_FINAL_Page_01 Designing Performance Incentives to Advance New York State’s Policy Agenda April 2015 - Author: Benjamin Mandel In this Guarini Center policy brief, Energy Law & Policy Fellow Benjamin Mandel examines how the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) can implement an expanded set of performance incentives for electric utilities to realize its ambitious policy objectives. The brief outlines the steps regulators must address in order to design […]
Policy-responsive PBR in NYS_FINAL_Page_1 Toward Policy-Responsive Performance-Based Regulation in New York March 2015 - Author: Benjamin Mandel In a Guarini Center policy brief, Energy Law & Policy Fellow Benjamin Mandel presents and evaluates options for performance-based regulation (PBR) approaches that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) can adopt in its REV proceeding. Mandel recommends that the PSC adopt “Integrated PBR,” by both broadening the range of policy incentives […]
RIIO Roundtable Report_Page_01 Reforming Electricity Regulation in New York State: Lessons from the United Kingdom January 2015 - Authors: Danielle Spiegel-Feld and Benjamin Mandel In the order instituting New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)” proceeding, the Public Service Commission indicated that the United Kingdom’s novel approach to network regulation known as “RIIO” could serve as a model for reforms in New York State. However, in light of a dearth of up-to-date and […]