Energy Infrastructure

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

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.

In California, a third-world solution to a first-world problem

October 2019

California’s decision to allow Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to shut off electricity to hundreds of thousands of Californians because high winds and dry conditions may cause a downed...

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.

Countering information warfare: emerging challenges for national security

September 1, 2017

Abstract: The United States is (belatedly) waking up to the risk that adversaries will use social media and botnets to influence U.S. elections.

The Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 5 Years Later

March 10, 2016

It has been five years since the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and associated nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Projects

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
English

Energy Market Game

PESD has developed a web-based game that allows players to take on the roles of electricity generating companies (“gencos”), electricity retailers, or vertically-integrated utilities in electricity...
English

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

People

Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Trevor Davis Aug2011 Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate