The Regulatory Assistance Project provides technical assistance to utility and environmental regulators to facilitate the adoption of clean-energy policies. It is composed of former regulators, who leverage their expertise with advocates to promote sustainable low-carbon power sector development in the U.S., China, India, Europe, and Latin America. In Europe, its focus is developing power markets that reward emission-free generation. In China, it advises grantees and the government on reforming how clean power is brought onto the grid and reform of wholesale markets; and in India, they are working with regulators and grantees to strengthen the Indian energy boards and provide technical assistance on renewable energy integration.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
This one-time grant is to support collaborative work underway by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) between the United State's Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) and China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on issues related to integrating renewable energy resources into the electric power grid, environmental and economic dispatch of electric generation and energy price setting, energy markets and reliability matters.
for technical assistance to states for 111D
In the US, the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) works behind the scenes with regulatory agencies to provide technical advice and training with an eye toward the ultimate goal of de-carbonizing the US electricity sector. This grant would allow them to build tools and provide training for regulators in target states to ensure that energy efficiency programs are tracked in ways that allow accurate accounting of their associated global warming emission reductions. RAP will work with these states and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that best practices are used to incorporate energy efficiency measures into the set of flexible policies that "count" toward meeting the new EPA carbon standard for existing power plants. A draft standard is expected to be released in June, 2014.