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.


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.

March 22-23, 2018, HEPG Ninetieth Plenary Session

Session One: Regional Reliability Standards: Requirements or Replaceable Relics?
Session Two: Financial Transmission Rights: Theory and Practice
Session Three: The State of State-Federal Jurisdiction in Electricity Markets: Is Policy Coherence Possible?

Sivaram, Varun. The Dark Side of Solar: How the rising solar industry empowers political interests that could impede a clean energy transition; Brookings, April 2018.

Ghesla, Claus; Grieder, Manuel; Schubert, Renate. Nudging the Poor and the Rich:A Field Study on the Distributional Effects of Green Electricity Defaults; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, April 9, 2018

Evolving the RPS: A Clean Peak Standard for a Smarter Renewable Future, Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office (December 1, 2016)

Presentations from the HEPG Eighty-Ninth Plenary Session, Palm Beach, January 25-26, 2018:

-PANEL: Demand Charges: Can they be Internalized in Dynamic Pricing Without Diluting Efficient Price Signals?

-PANEL: Grid Resilience: A Problem in Search of a Solution, or a Solution in Search
of a Problem?

Benjamin Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University
Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting


Klein, Abram W. "Competitive Electricity Markets: Weening Markets from Rent-Seeking Subsidies and Capacity Markets," presented at Nodal Trader Conference, New York, NY, October 26, 2017

Hogan, William. Western Energy Imbalance Market: an Efficient Market with Conflicting Carbon Policies (January 8, 2018)

FERC Order Terminating Rulemaking Proceeding, Initiating New Proceeding, and Establishing Additional Procedures, January 8, 2018

Proposed Enhancements to Energy Price Formation, PJM Interconnection ( November 15, 2017)

PJM Response to DOE NOPR, with Letter of Support from William Hogan

 -DOE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule
-Secretary Rick Perry's Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Hogan, William. An Efficient Western Energy Imbalance Market with Conflicting Carbon Policies (September 28, 2017)

Makovich, Lawrence. M-RCBG Associate Working Paper No. 78: Tilting at Windmills: Making a case for reframing electric sector climate policies. Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard Kennedy School, July 2017.

U.S. Department of Energy Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability, August 2017

ARPA-E announces its first-ever GRID Optimization (GO) Competition challenging researchers and industry to develop and test power optimization and control algorithms to accelerate new solutions for the nation’s power grid. Learn more HERE

CAISO launches new western EIM website

Rapporteur's Report, HEPG Eighty-Seventh Plenary Session, June 2017

Ashley Brown presentations at UNCTAD's Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development. Geneva, Switzerland; July, 2017.
-Macro and Regulatory Policies and Institutions Essential for Optimization of Services 
-Toolkit for Assessing Power Sector Regulatory Issue
-The Essential Nature of Energy Service to Economies and Human Well-Being

Ashley Brown NPR Interview on solar issues, July 7, 2017

O’Sullivan, Meghan. Overland, Indra; Sandalow, David et al.  Working paper: The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy. The Geopolitics of Energy Project Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Harvard Kennedy School; Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University, June 2017.

Wilcoxen, Peter J.; McKibbin, Warwick J.; Morris, Adele C.; Liu, Weifeng. Working Paper: The Role of Border Carbon adjustments in a US Carbon Tax. Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, June 2017.

Hibbard, Paul; Tierney, Susan; Franklin, Katherine. Electricity Markets, Reliability and the Evolving U.S. Power System. Analysis Group, June 2017.

Shavel, Ira; Kline, Michael; Lueken, Roger; Ruiz, Pablo.  Diversity of Reliability Attributes: A Key Component of the Modern Grid. Prepared for American Petroleum Institute by The Brattle Group, May 2017.

Bushnell, James; Flagg, Michaela; Mansur, Erin. Working paper: Capacity Markets at a Crossroads. Energy Institute at Haas, April 2017.

Hogan, William W. and Pope, Susan L. Priorities for the Evolution of an Energy-Only Electricity Market Design in ERCOT. May 2017.

Glachant, Jean-Michel;  Rossetto, Nicolò and Vasconcelos, Jorge.  Moving the Electricity Transmission System Towards a Decarbonised and Integrated Europe: Missing Pillars and Roadblocks.  European University Institute, April 2017.




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