Power Markets In The Electricity Journal

Friday, December 5, 2014 X-posted from the Power Markets blog. The venerable Electricity Journal has published the overview paper from the Power Markets Project, Aligning Markets with Clean Energy Policy.  It is now available in the December issue.This is my second time in the EJ.  The first time was in 1998, for my research for the Energy Center […] continue reading »

The new shape of the world: Net Demand

Monday, December 1, 2014 X-posted from the Power Markets blog. I had the honor of speaking at the annual conference of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  I spoke on a panel about “lessons learned from Germany.” It was a lively and informative conversation, with input from Lola Infante of EEI, Julia Hamm […] continue reading »

Arguing about Germany

Monday, November 3, 2014 X-posted from the Power Markets blog. Thanks to my recent experience in studying the Energiewende and visiting Germany, I’ve been invited to speak on a panel of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), on November 16 in San Francisco.The theme:  Germany’s Transition to Renewables:  Gutsy or Foolhardy? […] continue reading »

Going Globalist

Thursday, October 9, 2014 X-posted from the Power Markets blog. My article on “Texas and Germany: Energy Twins?” has been picked up by The Globalist, a world affairs news site.  You can read it here. The benefit is that it is much shorter than the version in POWER Magazine, and with fewer pesky graphics.  Enjoy. […] continue reading »

Tracking the Energiewende

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 The good wonks at Agora Energiewende, the think tank in Berlin devoted to the German energy transition, have introduced new tools to track the German energy system — in real time. The new “Agorameter” tracks electricity production hourly by fuel source, wholesale prices, and imports and exports.  It is currently all […] continue reading »

Wanted: Crystal Balls

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  X-posted from the Power Markets blog. Power grid operators need to plan for the future,  but how do they know what to plan for?  They make forecasts of the future, incorporating expected supply and demand, economic growth, weather trends, and demographic changes. No one has a crystal ball, but clearly planners […] continue reading »

Power Markets in POWER Magazine

Thursday, September 11, 2014 One of the articles written for the Power Markets Project, “Texas & Germany: Energy Twins?,” was picked up by POWER, the magazine that provides “business and technology for the global generation industry.” Geographically and politically, Texas and Germany are on opposite sides of the world, but both believe strongly in competitive […] continue reading »