Electricity

Scholarly Publications

Reform of the Chinese Electric Power Market: Economics and Institutions

January 2004

When the People's Republic was founded in 1949, the Chinese electricity industry, with only 1.85 GW installed capacity, was primitive.

Vision for Global Electrification, A

August 2002

This paper is a working draft intended to both set the stage and stimulate discussion at the upcoming EPRI workshop on Global Electrification.

Macro Patterns in the Use of Traditional Biomass Fuels

November 2002

About 2.4 billion people rely on traditional biomass, mainly for cooking and heating (IEA, 2002).

Other Publications

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

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...

Retail Pricing to Support the 21st Century Distribution Grid

November 2017

Abstract As an increasing number of California households install solar panels, the current approach to retail electricity pricing makes it harder for the state’s utilities to recover their costs....

News

David Victor quoted in "Forging Links to Natural Gas From Abroad" in New York Times

September 2003

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PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector

June 2009

Focusing on capture systems for coal-fired power plants until 2030, a sensitivity analysis of key CCS parameters is performed to gain insight into the role that CCS can play in future mitigation...

Electricity reform in South Africa is at a critical juncture, says Anton Eberhard

August 2004

Anton Eberhard writes that South Africa will experience routine electricity blackouts in a few years unless new electricity policy and investment decisions are formulated and implemented this year.

Events

State-Level Electricity Reforms: Impacts on Technology, Institutions and Environment

April 7, 2003

Inaugural workshop of the joint IIM/A-Stanford study on electricity sector reforms in India.

Electricity and the Human Prospect Conference

December 8, 2004

During the 20th century electricity spread from tiny islands of experimental service to become the world's most important energy carrier.

Electricity Reforms in India: Firm Choices, Emerging Markets, and Externalities

September 23, 2004

With our partners at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), PESD hosted a conference on the 23rd and 24th of Sept.

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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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
Trevor Davis Aug2011 Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar
ajha photo Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD
federico quaglia headshot Federico Quaglia Visiting Scholar at PESD