Based at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) was founded in 1993 in response to ongoing changes in the US electricity industry.

RECENT POSTINGS

HEPG maintains an extensive Research Library on electricity issues. The most recent postings are listed below.
Dates indicate when items were completed, presented or published, and not the posting dates.

"Power Plants Are Not Built on Spec: 2014 Update." American Public Power Association. 2014, 24 pages.

Keppler, Jan Horst. "First Principles, Market Failures and Endogenous Obsolescence: The Dynamic Approach to Capacity Mechanisms." Chaire European Electricity Markets. November 2014, 28 pages.

"Staff Analysis of Operator-Initiated Commitments in RTO and ISO Markets." Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. December 2014, 44 pages.

Allen, Bill. "Maintaining Resource and Price Diversity in a Competitive Market." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 9 pages.

Angelidis, George. "Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Energy Imbalance Market." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 9 pages.

Dominguez, Joseph. "Market-Based Policy Concepts for Encouraging Fuel Diversity and Retaining Baseload Zero-Carbon Resources." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 15 pages.

Edelston, Bruce. “Resource Adequacy Reconsidered: Mandates and Markets." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 32 pages.

Hogan, William. "Electricity Market Design: Environmental Dispatch." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 10 pages.

Keech, Adam. "Environmental Dispatch." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 9 pages.

Kelly, Susan. "Thinking Outside the Capacity “Markets” Box: Resource Adequacy Reconsidered: Mandates and Markets." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 14 pages.

Makovich, Lawrence. "The Value of US Power Supply Diversity." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 6 pages.

O’Neill, Richard. "Diversity Challenges in Electricity Markets." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 37 pages.

Schrag, Jonathan. “Comments on Dispatch of Electric Generation for Environmental Attributes." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 77th Plenary Session, New Orleans, LA, December 4, 2014. 4 pages.

Klein, Abram. "Uplift Charges, FTR Underfunding and Overallocation Solutions in PJM: Getting to Yes on Uplift Allocation Fixing FTR Funding." Presentation to the Platts Nodal Trader Conference. New York, NY, October 9, 2014.

Aldy, Joseph and Sebastien Houde. "Policy Brief on 'Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments." Taubman Center for State and Local Government. Cambridge, MA. October 2014.

Aldy, Joseph and Sebastien Houde. "Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments." National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, MA. October 2014. 60 pages.

Frayer, Julia and Eva Wang. "Market Resource Alternatives: An Examination of New Technologies in the Electric Transmission Planning Process." WIRES Report. October 2014. 163 pages.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation. "Translation of the Clean Power Plan Emission Rate-Based CO2 Goals to Mass-Based Equivalents." Technical Support Document for Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources. November 2014. 16 pages.

Hogan, William. "Electricity Market Design and Efficient Pricing." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Poicy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 21 pages.

Ethier, Robert. "Better Markets, Better Products, Better Prices." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 19 pages.

Sotkiewicz, Paul. "Better Markets, Better Products, Better Prices: A Current View from PJM." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 23 pages.

Cash, David. "Integrating Carbon and Policy: The Massachusetts Experience." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 24 pages.

Frank, Charles. "Renewable Energy and Carbon Policy: What Exactly is the Relationship?" Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 12 pages.

Gramlich, Rob. "Renewable Energy and Carbon Policy." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 22 pages.

Schmalensee, Richard. "Renewables and Carbon: Taking the Long View." Presentaiton to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 7 pages.

Chang, Judy. "EPA's Clean Power Plan." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 19 pages.

Richardson, Nathan. "EPA's Clean Power Plan and the States." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 3 pages.

Konschnik, Kate. "EPA's 111(d) Proposed Rule for Existing Power Plants." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 76th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2014. 22 pages.

Faruqui, Ahmad, and Toby Brown. "Structure of Electricity Distribution Network Tariffs: Recovery of Residual Costs." The Brattle Group, prepared for Australian Energy Market Commission. August, 2014.

Harvey, Scott. "Background on FTR Development." PJM FTR/ARR Senior Task Force Meeting. Valley Forge, PA, August 27, 2014.

Hogan, William. "Time-of-Use Rates and Real-Time Prices." Harvard University mimeo, August 23, 2014.

United States Department of Energy. Draft for Public Comment: National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. August 2014.

PJM Staff Proposal. PJM Capacity Performance Proposal. August 20, 2014.

Schmalensee, Richard. "The Performance of U.S. Wind and Solar Generating Plants." Energy Journal (forthcoming).

Haas, Howard J. "FTR and Congestion Discussion." FTR/ARR Senior Task Force, Monitoring Analytics, August 4, 2014.

PJM Staff Draft Problem Statement. "Problem Statement on PJM Capacity Performance Definition." August 1, 2014.

Faruqui, Ahmad. "Moving Demand Response back to the Demand Side." IEEE Power and Power Society General Meeting, July 28, 2014.

Hogan, William, and Chiara Lo Prete. "Manipulation of Day-Ahead Electricity Prices through Virtual Bidding in the U.S." International Association for Energy Economics, Third Quarter 2014.

Hogan, William. "Electricity Market Design and Efficient Pricing: Applications for New England and Beyond." Harvard Universtiy mimeo, June 24, 2014.

Morey, Mathew, Laurence Kirsch, B. Kelly Eakin, and Robert Camfield. "Ensuring Adequate Power Supplies for Tomorrow's Electricity Needs." Prepared for Electric Markets Research Foundation, June 16, 2014.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Open Commission Meeting. Staff Presentation, Item A-3. June 19, 2014.

Stavins, Robert. "What are the Benefit and Costs of EPA's Proposed CO2 Regulation?" An Economic View of the Environment. June 19, 2014.

The Brattle Group. Policy Brief: EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry. June, 2014.

February 27-28, 2014, HEPG Seventy-Fourth Plenary Session

Session One: Energy and Capacity Markets: Carts and Horses in Parallel Universes
Session Two: Transmission Planning: The Challenges Ahead
Session Three: Distributed Generation: Alternative Ways of Pricing the Output and Dealing with the "Lost Revenue" and Cross-Subsidy Issues
Rapporteur's Summary, 100 pages.
 

Environmental Protection Agency. "Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units." June 2, 2014.

Environmental Protection Agency. "Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Proposed Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Power Plants and Emission Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Power Plants." June 2014.

Congressional Research Service. "EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions." June 9, 2014.

The Commonwealth of Massachsuetts, Department of Public Utilities. Investigation by the Department of Public Utilities on its own Motion into Modernization of the Electric Grid. June 12, 2014.

The Commonwealth of Massachsuetts, Department of Public Utilities. Investigation by the Department of Public Utilities upon its own Motion into Time Varying Rates. June 12, 2014.

Bresler, Stu. "Uplift Downside." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 10 pages.

Levine, Jeffrey. "Uplift Downside." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 9 pages.

Singh, Harry. "Uplift Downside and Imperfect Hedges." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 14 pages.

Anderson, Kenneth. "Convergence of Wholesale and Retail Markets: The Texas Experience." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 10 pages.

Kavulla, Travis. "The Retail-Wholesale Divide." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 6 pages.

Raskin, Dave. "Jurisdiction Over Net Metering." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 13 pages.

Smutny-Jones, Jan. "Regulating Generation: When Do Wholesale and Retail Generation Become Part of the Same Whole? - How Very Zen." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 12, 2014. 14 pages.

Linde, Tamara. "Keeping the Lights On: Security Priorities for the 21st Century." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 13, 2014. 10 pages.

Narayanamurti, Venkatesh. "Cybersecurity and Electric Power: An Interdisciplinary Public Policy Challenge." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 13, 2014. 10 pages.

Naumann, Steve. "Cyber-Security Vs. Physical Security: High Voltage Vs. Low Voltage: Which Should Be a Priority?" Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 13, 2014. 18 pages.

Sandoval, Catherine. "Addressing Physical and Cybersecurity Threats to the Electric Grid." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 75th Plenary Session, Cambridge, MA. June 13, 2014. 8 pages.

Commissioner Tony Clark. The DC Circuit Court Decision on Order No. 745. June 11, 2014.

ERCOT. About the Operating Reserve Demand Curve and Wholesale Electric Prices. May, 2014.

Electric Power Supply Association v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 11-1486, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Decided May 23, 2014.

Scherman, William, Brandon Johnson and Jason Fleischer. "The FERC Enforcement Process: Time for Structural Due Process and Substantive Reforms." Energy Law Journal Vol. 35, No. 1 (2014).

U.S. National Climate Assessment. "Climate Change Impacts in the United States." U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Brown, Ashley. Letter to the Editor, "Energy Incentives," The New York Times, May 3, 2014.

NYS Department of Public Service. "Reforming the Energy Vision." Staff Report and Proposal, Case 14-M-0101, 4/24/2014.

Fallon, John, Michael S. Blake and Daniel Kelley. "Regulatory Objectives and Pricing Principles." Network, issue 50, March 2014.

The Aspen Institute for Energy & the Environment. The Future of the U.S. Electricity Sector. 2013 Energy Policy Forum.

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