Electricity Markets and Policy Group

Electricity Markets and Policy Group

The Electricity Markets and Policy Group conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on the U.S. electricity sector. Research is organized into six research areas:

  • Demand Response & Smart Grid research focuses on design, implementation, evaluation, and cost benefit analysis; policy analysis and technical assistance; and integrating variable renewable generation.
  • Electricity Reliability research explores electricity reliability technology R&D; electricity reliability metrics and trends; the economic value of reliability for electricity consumers; and blackout investigations.
  • Energy Efficiency research involves utility customer-funded programs, financing energy efficiency, energy saving performance contracting, SEE Action Network technical and policy support, and determining program impacts (EM&V).
  • Regional Electric System Planning research offers interconnection-wide transmission planning support.
  • Renewable Energy research concentrates on renewable energy policy analysis and assistance; cost, benefit, and market analysis; grid operations and infrastructure impacts; and public acceptance and deployment barriers.
  • Transmission research focuses on transmission planning support, transmission usage and congestion, bulk power reliability data and trends, and reliability event assessment.

Staff

Luke Lavin (510) 486-6887
Bernard Lesieutre (510) 486-5887
Greg Leventis (510) 486-5965
Jim McMahon (510) 520-8026
Andrew Mills (510) 486-4059
Natalie Mims (510) 486-7584
Oliver Morse (510) 486-6650
Sean Murphy (510) 486-4523
Siddharth Patel (510) 486-4000
Ben Paulos (510) 486-6887
Jennie Potter (808) 669-7623
Joe Rand (510) 486-7368
Javier Reneses (510) 486-5063
Dana Robson (510) 486-7299
Edward Rubin (510) 495-2165

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Publications by Organization

2016

Schiller, Steven R., Anna C. Spurlock, Annika Todd, and Bill Saxonis. Evaluation of Residential Behavior-Based Programs In Energy Efficiency EM&V Webinar Series., 2016. (2.6 MB)
Wiser, Ryan H., Karen Jenni, Joachim Seel, Erin Baker, Maureen M. Hand, Eric Lantz, and Aaron Smith. Forecasting Wind Energy Costs and Cost Drivers: The Views of the World’s Leading Experts., 2016. (4.04 MB) (4.31 MB) (1.08 MB) (423.43 KB) (2.4 MB) (605.84 KB) (594.76 KB) (1.26 MB)
Schwartz, Lisa C.. Overview of Distribution Planning Efforts In Grid Modernization: Distribution Planning Workshop, Minnesota PUC., 2016. (1.52 MB)
Lowry, Mark Newton, and Tim Woolf. Performance-Based Regulation in a High Distributed Energy Resources Future In Future Electric Utility Regulation Report Series, Edited by Lisa C. Schwartz. Vol. FEUR Report No. 3., 2016. (1.11 MB) (584.96 KB)

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