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.

Simplex Nodal. "Investigate Electricity Markets by Making Your Own: Graphically Build and Solve a Nodal Electricity       Market on Your iPhone or iPad." July 2015.

Green, Richard and Thomas-Oliver Léautier. "Do costs fall faster than revenues? Dynamics of renewables entry into       electricity markets." Working paper, Toulouse School of Economics, July 2015.

Brown, Ashley. "Protecting Customers and Addressing Cross-Subsidization: Unintended Consequences of Retail Net       Metering." Presentation to the National Governors Association State Learning Network for New Utility Business       Models & the Electricity Market Structure of the Future, Boston, MA, July 2015.

March 24-25, 2015, HEPG Seventy-Eighth Plenary Session

Session One: Storage and the Economics of Clean Electricity: Can Expanded Storage Solve the Challenges of Increased Penetration of Intermittent Resources?
Session Two: Distributed Energy Resources and Distribution Systems: Are "DSOs" and More Sophisticated Planning and Network Pricing Needed?
Session Three: ISO Governance and Processes: Are They Adequate in an Increasingly Dynamic Market? Is Some Harmonization Needed?
Rapporteur's Summary, 110 pages.

Ontario Energy Board. Board Policy: A New Distribution Rate Design for Residential Electricity Customers. April       2015.

Alexander, Barbara. "Residential Demand Charges: A Consumer Perspective." Presentation to the Harvard                 Electricity Policy Group's 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Faruqui, Ahmad. "The Case for Introducing Deman Charges in Residential Tariffs." Presentation to the Harvard             Electricity Policy Group's 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Grabel, Meghan. "Residential Demand Rates: APS Case Study." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy       Group's 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Nadel, Steven. "Residential Demand Charges: Good or Bad Idea?" Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy       Group's 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Hogan, William. "Electricity Market Design: Hidden Values." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's       79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Pfeifenberger, Johannes. "Hidden Values, Missing Markets, and Electricity Policy: The Experience with Storage and       Transmission." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC,       June 2015.

Nelson, Jeffrey. "Value within the Distribution System." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's 79th       Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Terry, Cheryl. "Hidden Value, Missing Money, and Electricity Markets." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity       Policy Group's 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Rossi, Jim. "The Federal Power Act's Federalism(s)." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's 79th       Plenary Session, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Tierney, Susan and Paul Hibbard. "Carbon Control and Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets: Compliance Paths       for Effecient Market Outcomes." Analysis Group. May 2015.

Brown, Ashley. "Transparency, Accountability, and Credibility in Regulation." Presentationto the 6th World Forum    on Energy Regulation, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2015.

Borenstein, S, Bushnell, JB. "The U.S. Industry after 20 Years of Restructuring." Annu. Rev. Econ. 7: Submitted. Doi:    10.1146/annureveconomics-080814-115630.

Brown, Ashley. "Electricity Trends Affecting Trade and Development." Presentation to the United Nations    Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2015.

Brown, Ashley. "Toolkit for the Interface between Power Sector Regulation and Trade." Presentation to the United    Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2015.

U.S. Department of Energy. Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage, and Distribution     Infrastructure. April 2015.

Brown, Ashley. "Multi-Family Energy Efficiency: Getting Incentives and Resources into Alignment." Presentation to     the Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY, April 2015.

———. "Distributed Solar Generation: Value and Pricing." Presentation to the New England Roundtable, Boston, MA.     April 2015.

Taylor, Jerry. "The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax." Niskanen Center. March 2015.

December 4-5, 2014, HEPG Seventy-Seventh Plenary Session

Session One: Environmental Dispatch: Now? Or Never?
Session Two: Technology and Resource Choice: What Value Diversity?
Session Three: Resource Adequacy Reconsidered: Mandates and Markets
Rapporteur's Summary, 86 pages.

Stavins, Robert. "What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say about Climate Change?" Harvard Project on Climate     Agreements. March 2015.

Wan, Y.H. "Long-Term Wind Power Variability." NREL. January 2012.

Wind-Power Generation Data: Alberta Electric System Operator, BPA, Elia, ERCOT, PJM, SPP, the California ISO, the     Midcontinent ISO, and the ISO New England

NREL. Transmission Grid Integration: Western Wind Dataset. September 2014.

Casey, Keith. "Role and Opportunity for Storage in Integrating Renewable Resources." Presentation to the Harvard     Electricity Policy Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Denholm, Paul. "Energy Storage and Renewables: A Cautionary Tale." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy     Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Rowand, Mike. "Energy Storage and Duke Energy." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 78th Plenary     Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Safaei, Hossein. "How Significant Is the Role and Need for Bulk Storage in a Low-Carbon Grid?" Presentation to the     Harvard Electricity Policy Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

De Martini, Paul. "Making the Distribution Grid More Open, Efficient and Resilient." Presentation to the Harvard     Electricity Policy Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Mather, Barry. "Distributed PV Impacts on the Electric System." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy     Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Neenan, Bernie. "Planning and Operating an Integrated Grid." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group     78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Nichols, Ron. "Planning and 'Markets' for Distributed Energy Resources." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity     Policy Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Bie, Ave. "NYISO Governance." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon     Bay, CA, March 2015.

Klass, Alexandra. "RTOs and ISOs: Uniformity, Regionalization, and Future Challenges." Presentation to the Harvard     Electricity Policy Group 78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

Shanker, Roy. "Stakeholder Processes: A Good Idea, But..." Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group     78th Plenary Session, Half Moon Bay, CA, March 2015.

"State of the Market Report for PJM: Introduction." Monitoring Analytics. March 2015.

"State of the Market Report for PJM: Detailed Analysis." Monitoring Analytics. March 2015.

Brown, Ashley. "Opinion: How solar Advocates Are Overvaluing DG Solar." Utility Drive. March 2015.

MISO. "Extended Locational Marginal Pricing: Questions and Answers." November 2011.

MISO. "Extended Locational Marginal Pricing." February 2014.

Tierney, Susan, Paul Hibbard, and Craig Aubuchon. "Electric System Reliability and EPA's Clean Power Plan: Tools     and Practices." Analysis Group. Boston, MA, February 2015.

October 2-3, 2014, HEPG Seventy-Sixth Plenary Session

Session One: Better Markets, Better Products, Better Prices
Session Two: Renewable Energy and Carbon Policy: What Exactly is the Relationship?
Session Three: Section 111(d): What Will EPA Do? What Will the States Do?
Rapporteur's Summary, 108 pages.

June 12-13, 2014, HEPG Seventy-Fifth Plenary Session

Session One: Uplift Downside
Session Two: Regulating Generation: When Do Wholesale and Retail Generation Become Part of the Same Whole?
Session Three: Cyber-Security vs. Physical Security/High Voltage vs. Low Voltage: Which Should Be the Priority?
Rapporteur's Summary, 101 pages.

Electric Power Research Institute. "The Integrated Grid: A Benefit-Cost Framework Pilots." Palo Alto, CA, January     2015.

Electric Power Research Institute. "The Integrated Grid: A Benefit-Cost Framework Overview." Palo Alto,CA,     January 2015.

Electric Power Research Institute. "The Integrated Grid: A Benefit-Cost Framework Executive Summary." Palo Alto,     CA, Febrary 2015.

Electric Power Research Institute. "The Integrated Grid: A Benefit-Cost Framework Final Report." Palo Alto, CA,     February 2015.

Paprocki, Robert and Tomasz Sikorski. "Important Aspects of Short Term Balancing and Congestion Management on     Electricity Market with Larger Shares of Intermittent RES." Presentation to the DIW Workshop, Berlin, Germany,     January 2015.

Energy Policy Group. "The Clean Power Plan Endangers Electric Reliability: RTO and ISO Market Perspectives." Paper     presented to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, November 2014.

Perez-Arriaga, Ignacio, Carlos Batlle, and Christopher Knittel. "Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the     Electric Power Sector." Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Spring 2015.

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

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

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Price Formation in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets: Staff Analysis     of Operator-Initiated Commitments in RTO and ISO Markets. Washington, D.C.: Federal Energy Regulatory     Commission, 2014.

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 2014.

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

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 2014.

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

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

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

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     2014.

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

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

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 2014.

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     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." Cambridge, MA: Taubman Center for     State and Local Government, 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, October 2014.

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

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.

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

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

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 2014.

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

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 2014.

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

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

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

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

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 2014.

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

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

Hogan, William. "Time-of-Use Rates and Real-Time Prices." Photocopy, John F. Kennedy School of Government,     Harvard University, August 2014.

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

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

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

Haas, Howard J. "FTR and Congestion Discussion." Presentaiton to the FTR/ARR Senior Task Force, August 2014.

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

Hogan, William. "Electricity Market Design and Efficient Pricing: Applications for New England and Beyond."     Photocopy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, June 2014.

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

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

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

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

McCarthy, James, Robert Meltz, Jane A. Leggett, Jonathan L. Ramseur, and Alissa M. Dolan. "EPA's Proposed     Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions." Congressional Research     Service, CRS Report Prepared for Congress, July 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 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 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2014.

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 2014.

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

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 2014.

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

Clark, Tony. "The DC Circuit Court Decision on Order No. 745." FERC: Media, 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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