Market Design for a Greening Grid
As the amount of energy the U.S. generates from renewable sources has doubled over the last decade, their entrance brings challenges for markets and the grid: From their intermittent nature to competing state policies and a mix of subsidies. How do grid operators manage these challenges? Join EPIC as we host Matthew White, the chief economist at ISO New England, to discuss the role of policies, technologies and economists’ market design innovations in helping to balance the growth of renewable energy sources.
Saieh Hall, Room 146
Matthew White is the Chief Economist at ISO New England. His responsibilities include market design and development for ISO New England’s $10 billion suite of auction-based electricity markets. Prior to joining the ISO, Dr. White held faculty appointments at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the University of Chicago (Visiting), and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. There he received numerous teaching awards for his lectures on how markets work. Dr. White’s public service includes appointments as a senior economist at the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S Federal Trade Commission, and as a member of the Technology Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Dr. White was a Faculty Research Fellow for twelve years at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation’s premier economic think tank. Dr. White’s work centers on energy markets and electricity market design, including market microstructure, pricing practices, and demand analysis. His studies appear in leading research journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He has served as an evaluator and referee for more than 25 peer-reviewed journals spanning economics, engineering, and political science. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.