Tag Archives: Performance-Based Regulation
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The Merits of an ‘Integrated’ Approach to Performance-Based Regulation, 28 Electr. J. 8 (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 […]

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Performance-Based Regulation to Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency, 27 Electr. J. 20 (2014)

Author: Benjamin Mandel Traditional utility regulation provides inadequate incentives for electric utilities to invest in technologies that reduce network energy losses. This article examines how alternative regulatory designs influence such investments, and simulates the procurement and performance of distribution transformers under differing regulatory scenarios, to demonstrate the enormous potential benefits of a performance-based regulation scheme that targets network losses. This article is featured […]