Peter Larsen is Staff Scientist/Leader of the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Research Fellow at the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Peter conducts research and analysis on the economics of electricity reliability and resilience; energy service company industry and project trends; long-term electric utility planning; risk to infrastructure from extreme events; and islanded power systems. Peter has published his research in a number of reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Global Environmental Change, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Energy Policy, and Energy Economics. Earlier in his career, Peter worked at the Institute of Social and Economic Research in Anchorage, Alaska, the Societal Impacts Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Stratus Consulting (now Abt Associates). Peter holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University; 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 Larsen, Mike Spears, Elizabeth Stuart, Shankar Earni, Phil Coleman, Yeongshnn Ong, Biju Jacob, Hannah Stratton
"The economic value of a centralized approach to distributed resource investment and operation." Applied Energy 269 (2020). .
"eProject Builder: Promoting wider adoption of energy savings performance contracts through standardization and transparency." energise 2020 ENERGY INNOVATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY 2020: 300-308. .
"Evaluating project level investment trends for the U.S. ESCO industry: 1990-2017." Energy Policy 130.July 2019 (2019) 139-161. .
"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 Power System Interruption Costs: A Guidebook for Electric Utilities. 2018. LBNL-2001164. .
"Understanding recent market trends of the US ESCO industry." Energy Efficiency 11 (2018) 1303–1324. .
Updated Estimates of the Remaining Market Potential of the U.S. ESCO Industry. 2017. LBNL-2001027. .
Projecting Future Costs to U.S. Electric Utility Customers from Power Interruptions. 2017. LBNL- 1007027. .
"Recent trends in power system reliability and implications for evaluating future investments in resiliency." Energy 117 (2016) 29 - 46. .
Load Forecasting in Electric Utility Integrated Resource Planning. 2016. LBNL-1006395. .
"A Method to Estimate the Costs and Benefits of Undergrounding Electricity Transmission and Distribution lines." Energy Economics 60.November 2016 (2016) 47-61. LBNL-1006394. .
Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska. 2016. LBNL-1005097. .
"Spatially-explicit water balance implications of carbon capture and sequestration." Environmental Modelling & Software 75 (2016) 153 - 162. LBNL-1003871. .