Events

Energy Institute at Haas

Power Conference

The 21st Annual POWER Conference on
Energy Research and Policy

Friday, March 18, 2016
Joseph Wood Krutch Theater
Clark Kerr Campus
University of California, Berkeley
2601 Warring Street
Berkeley, CA 94720


Program

 

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

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome

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

"Dynamic Technology Subsidies: Evidence from Residential Solar PV in California" Ashley Langer* (University of Arizona) and Derek Lemoine (University of Arizona)

"Capital versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Investment” Joseph Aldy (Harvard University), Todd Geraden (Harvard University), and Richard Sweeney* (Boston College)

Discussants:
Erin Mansur, Dartmouth
Matt Rogers, McKinsey & Company

"The Economics of Fixed Cost Recovery by Utilities” Severin Borenstein (University of California, Berkeley)

"The Incentive to Overinvest in Energy Efficiency: Evidence from Hourly Smart-Meter Data" Kevin Novan* (University of California, Davis) and Aaron Smith (University of California, Davis) 

Discussants:
Jim Tracy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley


12:20pm-1:45pm: LUNCH

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

"The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons" Hunt Allcott* (NYU) and Judd Kessler (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant:
Nathaniel Higgins, Economic Research Service, USDA

Break

"Imperfect Markets versus Imperfect Regulation in U.S. Electricity Generation" Steve Cicala (University of Chicago)

"Financial Arbitrage and Efficient Dispatch in Wholesale Electricity Markets" John Parsons* (MIT), Cathleen Colbert (CAISO), Jeremy Larrieu (FERC), Taylor Martin (FERC), and Erin Mastrangelo (FERC)

Discussants:
Matthew White, ISO New England
James Bushnell, University of California, Davis

Break

"Operational Benefits of Meeting California’s Energy Storage Targets" Josh Eichman (NREL), Paul Denholm (NREL), Jennie Jorgenson(NREL), and Udi Helman* (Helman Analytics)

Discussant:
Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley


5:00pm - 6:30pm: Reception

*Denotes presenter

 

Directions to Clark Kerr Campus

Hotel Suggestions

 

We would like to thank our conference sponsors:

 

Alameda Municipal Power

 

 

 

 

CEC

 

 

CAISO

 

 

CPUC

 

 

Calpine

 

 

Canada

 

 

CPA

 

 

PGE

 

 


 


SMUD

 

 

SDGE

 

 

SCE