2014 POWER Conference
on Energy Research and Policy

March 21, 2014

Joseph Wood Krutch Theater
Clark Kerr Campus
University of California, Berkeley
2601 Warring Street
Berkeley, CA 94720


Morning Sessions

8:00am-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome

9:15am-10:45am: Session 1

“Information Disclosure Through Agents: Evidence From a Field Experiment”Hunt Allcott (New York University)

Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know: Consumer (Un)informedness and the Impact of Informational Interventions on Residential Energy Consumption”
David P. Byrne, Leslie Martin, and Andrea La Nauze (University of Melbourne)

David Rapson (University of California, Davis)
Matt O’Keefe (OPower)


11:10am-12:40pm: Session 2

“Rational Inattention and Energy Efficiency” James Sallee (University of Chicago)

“California Energy Efficiency: Lessons for the Rest of the World, or Not?” Arik Levinson (Georgetown University)

Andrew McAllister (California Energy Commission)
Lucas Davis (University of California, Berkeley)

12:40pm-2:10pm: Lunch

2:10pm-2:15pm: Welcome Back

2:15pm-3:00pm: Session 3

“Testing for Market Efficiency with Transactions Costs: An Application to Convergence Bidding in Wholesale Electricity Markets” Akshaya Jha and Frank Wolak (Stanford University)

“Strategic Bidding in Sequential Markets: Evidence From Wind Farms”Koichiro Ito (Boston University) and Mar Reguant (Stanford University)

Matthew White (ISO New England)
Todd Strauss (Pacific Gas & Electric)


3:25pm-4:55pm: Session 4

“Physical and Economic Effects of Distributed PV Generation on California’s Distribution System”Michael Cohen, Paul Kauzmann, and Duncan Callaway (University of California, Berkeley)

“Investigating a Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard in California”Arne Olson (Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)), Amber Mahone (E3), Elaine Hart (E3), Jeremy Hargreaves (E3), Ryan Jones (E3), Gabriel Kwok (E3), Nicolai Schlag (E3), Nancy Ryan (E3), Rod Frowd (ECCO International, Inc.), Dave Korinek (DNV KEMA), and Ren Orans (E3)

Sue Kateley (California State Assembly)
Severin Borenstein (University of California, Berkeley)

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Reception with music provided by the jazz combo “Solar Wind”