Electric Utilities

Demand Charges: What Are They Good For?

Like many analysts from the past, the authors find that demand charges have made sense only as a proxy and are not a general solution for shared capacity costs. Furthermore, the changes occurring with a modern grid are undermining the conditions that made such a proxy reasonable.

By |2020-11-10T09:07:12-05:00November 10th, 2020|

Transportation Electrification in the Southeast

This brief defines key indicators that outline the state of transportation electrification in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee (‘Southeast’).

By |2020-10-14T22:47:41-04:00October 14th, 2020|

EV For All: Electrifying Transportation in Low-Income Communities

In this follow-up report we discuss ways to quickly and efficiently bring TE benefits to the communities that need them most. Using Chicago as an example, we examine the problem of air inequality and suggest policies and programs to make TE a key part of the solution.

By |2020-07-30T13:58:23-04:00July 30th, 2020|

Electric Vehicles are Driving Electric Rates Down

This analysis examines costs and revenues associated with EVs between 2012 and 2019 in the two utility service territories in the US with the most EVs of any--Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE).

By |2020-07-02T09:45:45-04:00July 2nd, 2020|

The Road to Fleet Electrification

To help fleet operators unlock the full benefits of fleet electrification, the California Trucking Association (CTA) and Ceres collaborated with the global research firm Navigant Research, a Guidehouse Company, to conduct a survey of companies with early fleet electrification projects.

By |2020-05-20T15:03:32-04:00May 5th, 2020|

Best Practices for Commercial and Industrial EV Rates

Traditional commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity rates can present a barrier to EV adoption by erasing the EV fuel cost savings relative to gasoline or diesel. This paper discusses strategies that can be used to design EV rates for the C&I sector that balance multiple objectives.

By |2020-05-20T15:01:55-04:00May 4th, 2020|
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