Events

Energy Institute at Haas

Power Conference

15th Annual POWER Conference on
Energy Research and Policy


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chevron Auditorium, International House
University of California, Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-2320

 

8:00am-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am: Welcome

9:15am - 12:30pm: Morning Session

Energy Efficiency Programs and Evaluation

"Energy Conservation 'Nudges' and Environmentalist Ideology: Evidence from a Randomized Residential Electricity Field Experiment" Dora Costa and Matthew Kahn (University of California, Los Angeles and NBER)

"EIA's Energy Efficiency Program Data: Toxic If Swallowed," Marvin J. Horowitz (Demand Research LLC)

Discussants:
Maximilian Auffhammer (University of California, Berkeley)
Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future)

BREAK

Consumer Response to Retail Electricity Pricing

"How Do Consumers Respond to Nonlinear Pricing? Evidence from Household Electricity Demand," Koichiro Ito (University of California, Berkeley and Energy Institute at Haas)

"An Experimental Comparison of Critical Peak and Real-Time Pricing," Frank Wolak (Stanford University)

Discussants:
Ahmad Faruqui (The Brattle Group)
Lucas Davis (University of California, Berkeley and Energy Institute at Haas)

12:30pm - 1:45pm: LUNCH

 

Lunchtime Keynote Address

"Electricity Policy for America: Enabling a Smart Grid, End to End," Mason Willrich (Senior Advisor, MIT Energy Innovation Project; Chair, California ISO Board of Governors; and Director, California Clean Energy Fund)

 

1:45pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Session

Integrating Renewables into the Grid

"Building Blocks: Investment in Renewable and Non-Renewable Generation Technologies," James Bushnell (Iowa State University and NBER)

"Renewables and Storage: Does Size Matter?" Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees and Jurgen Weiss (The Brattle Group)

Discussants:
Matthew Barmack (Calpine Corporation)
Severin Borenstein (University of California, Berkeley and Energy Institute at Haas)

BREAK: Refreshments Served

Cap and Trade Programs for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions

"Allocating Emissions Permits in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Theory and Evidence," Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley)

"Profiting from Regulation: An Event Study of the European Carbon Market," James Bushnell (Iowa State University and NBER), Howard Chong (University of California, Berkeley and Energy Institute at Haas) and Erin Mansur (Yale University and NBER)

Discussants:
Nathaniel Keohane (Environmental Defense Fund)
Commissioner Nancy Ryan (California Public Utilities Commission)

5:00pm - 6:30pm: Reception with music provided by the jazz combo "Solar Wind"

 

We would like to thank our conference sponsors:

 

Alameda Municipal Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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