Peter Larsen is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Peter conducts research and analysis on electricity reliability, energy efficiency, and regional electric system planning including: Energy Services Company Industry and Market Trends; Utility Resource Planning Practices and Trends; Western Electricity and Natural Gas Markets; Societal Impacts from Abnormal Weather; and the Reliability of the U.S. Power System.
Peter has published his research in a number of reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Change, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Energy Policy, and The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Previously, Peter worked at the Institute of Social and Economic Research in Anchorage, Alaska, the Societal Impacts Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Stratus Consulting.
Peter has taught university-level courses at The University of Montana, Cornell University, The University of Alaska, and The University of California at Berkeley. Peter has M.S. degrees from Stanford University (Management Science and Engineering) and Cornell University (Natural Resource Economics) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana at Missoula. Peter is a PhD candidate at Stanford University