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.

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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