The Energy Institute typically holds its one-day POWER conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The purpose of the event is to bring together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.

This year’s conference took place on March 16-19 once again virtually – For more information view the 2021 POWER Conference page.

2021 POWER Conference

  • Spillovers from Ancillary Services to Wholesale Power Markets: Implications for Climate Policy
  • Why are Marginal CO2 Emissions Increasing for U.S. Electricity? Estimates and Implications for Climate Policy
  • Low Energy: Estimating Electric Vehicle Electricity Use
  • What Matters for Electrification? Evidence from 70 Years of U.S. Home Heating Choices
  • Decomposing the Wedge Between Projected and Realized Returns in Energy Efficiency Programs
  • The Economic Costs of NIMBYism: Evidence from Renewable Energy Projects
  • Designing Electricity Rates for An Equitable Energy Transition
  • The Incidence of Extreme Economic Stress: Evidence from Utility Disconnections

2020 POWER Conference

  • Cost-effective Decarbonization of California’s Power Sector by 2030 with the Aid of Battery Storage

  • Simplified Electricity Market Models with Significant Intermittent Renewable Capacity: Evidence from Italy

  • Effects of Mandatory Energy Efficiency Disclosure in Housing Markets

  • Using Machine Learning to Better Target Energy Conservation

  • Do Households Understand Electricity Prices?

  • Reforming Inefficient Energy Pricing: Evidence from China

  • Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution

2019 POWER Conference

  • Spatial Externalities in Groundwater Extraction: Evidence from Electricity Usage in California Agriculture
  • Decompositions and Policy Consequences of an Extraordinary Decline in Air Pollution from Electricity Generation
  • Market Power and Incentive-based Capacity Payment Mechanisms
  • Setting with the Sun: The Impacts of Renewable Energy on Wholesale Power Markets
  • The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem
  • Price Discrimination, Search, and Negotiation in an Oligopoly: A Field Experiment in Retail Electricity
  • The Electric Gini: Income Redistribution through Energy Prices