2018 POWER Conference
on Energy Research and Policy
March 23, 2018

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-10:45pm: Session 1

Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?Judson Boomhower* (Stanford University) and Lucas Davis (University of California, Berkeley)

Making the Best of the Second-Best: Welfare Consequences of Time-Varying Electricity Prices Joshua Blonz (University of California, Berkeley)

Russell Garwacki (Southern California Edison)
Paul Joskow (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


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

Summertime, and Pass-Through is Easier: Chasing Down Price Elasticities for Residential Natural Gas Demand in 275 Million Bills  Maximilian Auffhammer* and Edward Rubin (University of California, Berkeley)

The Long(er)-Run Price Elasticity of Electricity Demand: Evidence from Municipal Electric Aggregation in Illinois Tatyana Deryugina* (University of Illinois), Alex MacKay (Harvard University) and Julian Reif (University of Illinois)

Severin Borenstein (University of California, Berkeley)
Mike Florio (formerly California Public Utilities Commission)

12:40pm-2:10pm: Lunch

2:10pm-3:00pm: Session 3

Machine Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency Fiona Burlig (University of California, Berkeley), Christopher Knittel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), David Rapson (University of California, Davis), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University), and Catherine Wolfram* (University of California, Berkeley)

Residential Building Codes Do Save Energy: Evidence from Hourly Smart-Meter Data Kevin Novan, Aaron Smith*, and Tianxia Zhou (University of California, Davis)

Dan Buch (California Public Utilities Commission)
Arik Levinson (Georgetown University)


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

“Price Regulation and Environmental Externalities: Evidence from Methane Leaks” Catherine Hausman (University of Michigan), and Lucija Muehlenbachs* (University of Calgary)

Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets” Ali Hortaçsu (University of Chicago), Fernando Luco (Texas A&M University), Steven L. Puller* (Texas A&M University), and Dongni Zhu (Texas A&M University)

Jim Bushnell (University of California, Davis)
Fong Wan (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)

4:55pm-5:00pm: Closing Remarks

5:00pm-6:30pm: Reception

*Denotes presenter

Registration Fees

General Attendees
$700 early bird
$775 if register on or after March 11, 2017

$225 early bird
$275 if register on or after March 11, 2017

BERC Student (UCB students that are BERC members)
$75 early bird
$100 if register on or after March 11, 2017

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