Electricity

Scholarly Publications

What Kinds of Distributed Generation Technologies Defer Network Expansions? Evidence from France

January 2021

We estimate the relationship between distributed generation investments and hourly net injections to the distribution grid across over 2,000 substations in France between 2005 and 2018.

Quantifying the Benefi ts of Nodal Market Design in the Texas Electricity Market

January 2021

This study quantifies the economic and environmental impacts associated with the change from a zonal to nodal design in the Texas electricity market.

The Future of Electricity Retailing and How We Get There

August 2020

Electricity retailing is at a crossroads. Technological change is eroding revenues from the traditional electricity retailing business model.

Other Publications

Economic Policy Challenges Facing California's Next Governor: Electricity Policy Reform

May 2020

Californians like to think of themselves as environmentally conscious and forward-thinking. The state’s energy and environmental policies reflect these sentiments.

Long-Term Resource Adequacy with Significant Intermittent Renewables

March 2020

The electricity supply industry in a low-carbon world will have over 50 percent share of intermittent renewables.

Events

Research Presentations (session 5 of 5) - Ishii, Liu, Minowa and Wang

March 30, 2017

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Solar Lighting and Phone Charging in East Africa: Understanding Adoption, Business Models and Development Outcomes

November 15, 2013

East Africa is one of the epicenters of a vibrant, highly competitive, and quickly-growing industry that sells (on a commercial and for-profit basis) low-power solar energy products to consumers...

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Projects

Electricity Market Design

Meeting today’s most pressing energy challenges—controlling air pollution, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, integrating renewable energy, delivering modern energy services to populations that...
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Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The Critical Infrastructure Initiative builds the cyber-resilience of critical infrastructure through methodologically diverse outputs-oriented research and engagement with end users and homeland...
English

Economic Consequences of Violence

The Poverty and Governance Program has an ongoing research agenda aiming to evaluate the impact of drug-related violence on economic activity.
English

Multimedia

Benin solar market gardens: video gallery

March 2012

This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year.

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

frank wolak Frank Wolak PESD Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Trevor Davis Aug2011 Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
federico quaglia headshot Federico Quaglia Visiting Scholar at PESD
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
ajha photo Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD