Alan H. Sanstad is a Staff Scientist in the Energy Technologies Area at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sanstad received the A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research, from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Sanstad’s research and publications have included work on the economics and policy analysis of end-use energy efficiency, technological change in energy-economic simulation modeling, and integrated assessment of global climate change. His recent work has focused on developing new approaches to long-run quantitative modeling and decision-making pertaining to energy system transitions, large-scale greenhouse gas abatement, and other issues in the energy, environmental, and technology policy arenas. Dr. Sanstad has worked with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission, the U. S. Department of Energy, and non-governmental organizations in developing and implementing research strategies, policies, and projects on energy, greenhouse gas mitigation, and related topics. He is an affiliate researcher of the Energy & Resources Group at U. C. Berkeley and of the NSF-sponsored Center for Robust Decision-Making on Climate and Energy Policy at the University of Chicago.
"Frontiers in the Economics of Widespread, Long-Duration Power Interruptions: Proceedings from an Expert Workshop." Frontiers in the Economics of Widespread, Long-Duration Power Interruptions 2019. .
"Long term load forecasting accuracy in electric utility integrated resource planning." Energy Policy 119 (2018) 410-422. .
"Estimating the cost of saving electricity through U.S. utility customer-funded energy efficiency programs." Energy Policy 104 (2017) 1-12. .
Load Forecasting in Electric Utility Integrated Resource Planning. 2016. LBNL-1006395. .
Impacts of Demand-Side Resources on Electric Transmission Planning. 2015. LBNL-6931E. .
"Modeling an aggressive energy-efficiency scenario in long-range load forecasting for electric power transmission planning." Applied Energy 128 (2014) 265-275. .
"Incorporating energy efficiency into electric power transmission planning: A western United States case study." Energy Policy 67 (2014) 319-329. .
Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-5193E. .
Magnetic Fluorescent Ballasts: Market Data, Market Imperfections, and Policy Success. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1995. LBL-37702. .
Residential Sector End-use Forecasting with EPRI-REEPS 2.1: Summary Input Assumptions and Results. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1995. LBL-34044. .
Energy Efficiency, Market Failures, and Government Policy. 1994. LBNL-35376. .