Peter Cappers, a Research Scientist and Deputy Group Leader in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has conducted research for the past 15 years into demand response and electric utility regulatory and business models issues. At present, he is leading DOE’s technical assistance and evaluation efforts of Smart Grid Investment Grant recipients who agreed to undertake a dynamic pricing and consumer behavior study with a controlled and randomized experimental design approach. Mr. Cappers is also currently performing quantitative analysis of regulated electric utility business models and the impacts of distributed energy resources on utility shareholders and ratepayers. Prior to joining LBNL, he worked for Neenan Associates where he helped to develop and implement techniques for quantifying customer price response to both dynamic retail rates and wholesale demand response programs, and their subsequent impact on wholesale market prices, price volatility, and service reliability. Mr. Cappers received a B.A. in 1997 from Syracuse University in Mathematics and Economics, and a M.S. in 2005 from Cornell University in Applied Economics.
Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California: The Effect on Home Sales Prices." Contemporary Economic Policy 31, no. 4 (2013): 708-718. "
An assessment of the role mass market demand response could play in contributing to the management of variable generation integration issues." Energy Policy 48 (2012): 420-429. "
Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services A Comparison of Opportunities and Challenges in the US Wholesale Markets." In Grid-Interop 2012. Irving, TX, 2012. "
Do PV systems increase residential selling prices? If so, how can practitioners estimate this increase?" In 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 001774-001777. Austin, TX, USA: IEEE, 2012. "
An Analysis of the Effects of Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Residential Selling Prices in California." In American Real Estate Society Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington, 2011. "
Carrots and Sticks: A Comprehensive Business Model for the Successful Achievement of Energy Efficiency Resource Standards In ECEEE Summer Study, Giens, France, June 6-11, 2011. Giens, France, 2011.