The Energy Institute holds a one-day conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The event brings together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.

The 2020 POWER Conference took place in April and May. This was our first all virtual event.

The next POWER Conference will take place in March 2021. Additional information coming soon.

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

2018 POWER Conference

  • Dynamic Pricing, Attention, and Automation: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Electricity Consumption
  • Do the Effects of Social Nudges Persist? Theory and Evidence from 38 Natural Field Experiments
  • Are Residential Electricity Prices Too High or Too Low? Or Both?
  • Vertical Market Power in Interconnected Natural Gas and Electricity Markets
  • The Roles of Energy Markets and Environmental Regulation in Reducing Coal-Fired Plant Profits and Electricity Sector Emissions
  • Compatibility and Investment in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Market
  • Variable Pricing and the Social Cost of Renewable Energy