Measuring What an LSE Manages Under a Federal Clean Energy Standard

  • Author(s): CRS Staff
  • Date: July 28th, 2021 | Report | 4 Pages

  • There are many different ways to design a Federal Clean Energy Standard (CES) for the load-serving entities (LSEs) that sell and deliver electricity to end-use customers. But to implement an aggressive policy quickly, policymakers must choose metrics for measuring electricity that LSEs can meet accurately and efficiently. This policy brief explores four potential options for an LSE-focused Federal CES, with each option treating electricity contracts and generation attributes differently and requiring different approaches to tracking and verification.

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