Energy Institute at Haas

Power Conference


23rd Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy - March 23, 2018

The Energy Institute at Haas holds a one day research conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The purpose is to bring together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.

Spieker Forum (6th Floor)
Chou Hall, Cheit Lane
Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Avenue
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720



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

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome

9:15am-12:05pm: Morning Session

"Dynamic Pricing, Attention, and Automation: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Electricity Consumption" James Gillan* (University of California, Berkeley)

“Do the Effects of Social Nudges Persist? Theory and Evidence from 38 Natural Field Experiments” Alec Brandon (University of Chicago), Paul Ferraro (Johns Hopkins University), John List (University of Chicago), Robert Metcalfe (Boston University), Michael Price* (Georgia State University), and Florian Rundhammer (Georgia State University)

Andrew McAllister (California Energy Commission)
Hunt Allcott (New York University)


"Are Residential Electricity Prices Too High or Too Low? Or Both?” Severin Borenstein* (University of California, Berkeley) and James Bushnell (University of California, Davis) 

Paul Joskow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

12:05pm-1:25pm: LUNCH

1:25pm-4:55pm: Afternoon Session

1:25pm-1:30pm: Welcome Back

"Vertical Market Power in Interconnected Natural Gas and Electricity Markets"
Levi Marks (University of California, Santa Barbara), Charles Mason (University of Wyoming), Kristina Mohlin (Environmental Defense Fund) and Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins* (Vanderbilt University)

“The Roles of Energy Markets and Environmental Regulation in Reducing Coal-Fired Plant Profits and Electricity Sector Emissions” Joshua Linn* (Resources for the Future) and Kristen McCormack (Harvard University)

Norman Bay (Former FERC Chair)
Mar Reguant (Northwestern University)


"Compatibility and Investment in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Market" Jing Li* (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

"Variable Pricing and the Social Cost of Renewable Energy" Imelda (University of Hawaii), Matthias Fripp* (University of Hawaii), and Michael Roberts* (University of Hawaii)

Maximilian Auffhammer (University of California, Berkeley)
Carla Peterman (California Public Utilities Commission)

4:55pm-5:00pm: Closing Remarks

5:00pm-6:30pm: Reception

*Denotes Presenter(s)


Conference Fee Schedule

Early bird discount ends on March 7, 2018

General Attendees
$700 early bird
$775 if register on or after March 8, 2018

Government & Academics
$225 early bird
$275 if register on or after March 8, 2018

BERC Student (UCB Students that are members of BERC)
$75 early bird
$100 if register on or after March 8, 2018


Directions to Haas School of Business

Hotel Suggestions

Programs from previous POWER conferences are available here.



We would like to thank our conference sponsors:


Alameda Municipal Power


Avangrid Renewables














Canadian Consulate