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Scholarly Publications

Efficient, Secure Green: Digital Utopianism and the Challenge of Making the Electrical Grid “Smart”

December 2013

Abstract: Electrical grids have long depended upon information infrastructures—systems for exchanging information about electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and use.

Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services

May 2010

A preliminary list of regulatory barriers that restrain the commercialization of technologies that would reduce the carbon content of energy services consumed in the United States.At the request of...

When It Comes to Demand Response, Is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission its Own Worst Enemy?

October 2009

The traditional approach to demand response of paying for a customer's electricity consumption reductions relative to an administratively set baseline is currently being advocated by the Federal...

Other Publications

Using Private Equity to Improve Power Distribution in Uganda

January 2016

By the summer of 2004, Fred Kalisa, the Permanent Secretary in Uganda’s Ministry of Energy, had dedicated the past ten years of his life to building his nation’s energy sector and two summers ago...

Why the Lights Went Out: Reform in the South African Energy Sector

April 2015

This case uses the example of South Africa’s electricity sector to explore how ambitious agendas for reform interact with contestation among multiple, divergent interests.

The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor

December 2005

This report examines the connections, if any, between efforts to enhance development through electrification of the world's poorest households with the parallel efforts to introduce market forces...

News

Wolak: In Short Term, Lower Water Levels At Hoover Dam Will Not Impact Electricity Bills

July 2015

In a recent article by Sarah Tory, Professor Frank Wolak states that in the near term consumers should not expect a rise in electricity bills.

In Puebla, PESD Researchers Team Up With Stanford Students To Conduct Energy Use Survey

July 2015

Stanford students, under the guidance of the Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del...

U.S.-Japan Dialogue: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Job Creation

February 2011

On February 23, John Roos, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Robert Hormats, U.S.

Events

India's National Innovation System

September 11, 2017

*/ Dr. Forbes chairs the Steam Engineering Companies of Forbes Marshall, India’s leading Steam Engineering and Control Instrumentation firm. Dr.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 27, 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

Speaker Information Page of "Innovation Beyond Boundaries: Partnerships for Advancing Smart, Green Living"

June 29, 2011

SPEAKER CHECKLIST   for conference website and printed materials   Please email all information to yanmei@stanford.edu    Item Required Date Due Short biography in paragraph format with your name,...

Projects

Smart Green Cities

August 2008

In 2008, SPRIE launched a new initiative, "Smart Green Cities", focused on innovation at the intersection of technologies, business, economics, and policy on the urban scale.
English

Impact of Institutions on Distributed Generation

Distributed energy resources, in particular small electric power plants located at the point of demand, offer the potential for significant improvement in the delivery of energy services.
English

Low Income Energy Services

An important complement to PESD's research on climate change policy and established fuel and power markets is our ongoing study of how to supply more and higher-quality energy services to the...
English

Multimedia

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

People

Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Gordon Leslie PhD Candidate
Chris Bruegge PhD Candidate
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar
Kathy Lung Operations Manager