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Evaluators and Regulators: The Brave New World (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2001     Document Type: Conference publication

The electric marketplace is changing rapidly as competition takes hold, not only in the United States, but also worldwide. This paper explores the evolving role of evaluators and regulaors in New York State. Over the past four years, evaluation has proven an important source of reliable and unbiased research for helping guide policies to enhance the transition to the new era of retail competition. We will explore the regulatory evaluation framework with real world examples of how evaluation is used in New York to monitor and benchmark retail competition, guide regulatory decisions, and strengthen the State's environmental disclosure program. (Abstract only)

Demand Response Programs: Evaluators to the Rescue (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2003     Document Type: Conference publication

A challenge in many states, including New York, is guaranteeing an adequate supply of safe dependable electricity, especially during periods of peak demand. New York has responded to this challenge with a portfolio of initiatives to facilitate demand reduction as a means of maintaining the reliability of the electric system. This paper focuses on describing the different types of demand response programs offered in New York over the last three years and then highlights the results of evaluations of the programs and the role that enabling technologies played in program participantsí abilities to perform. This includes a summary of key results of the evaluation and the key insights gained on how to deal with real world evaluation challenges, including those related to survey design, response rates and customer segmentation. (Abstract only)

Free Ridership and Spillover: A Regulatory Dilemma (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2007     Document Type: Conference publication

This paper critically examines recent free rider and spillover results from energy efficiency programs administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). (Abstract only)