Electricity Market Design and the Green Agenda
Professor William Hogan, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
October 21, 2009 – It was our pleasure to host an evening discussion with Professor William Hogan of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Professor Hogan presented his recent research on green energy investment and the electricity market. Green energy investment presents challenges for electricity market design, infrastructure development, and technology innovation. Regional transmission organizations can facilitate a smarter grid, smarter pricing and better incentives.
A sellout crowd joined us for an informative and engaging informal discussion of a topic that will shape the future of energy across the globe. Members enjoyed drinks and appetizers while meeting Professor Hogan and socializing after the event.
About our Speaker
Professor Hogan is Research Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG), which is exploring the issues involved in the transition to a more competitive electricity market. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Kennedy School Appointments Committee. Previously he has served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and the Ph.D. Program in Political Economy and Government at the Kennedy School of Government, Chair of the Public Policy Program, Director of the Repsol YPF – Harvard Kennedy School Fellows Program for energy policy research, a member of the organizing committee for the Repsol YPF-Harvard Energy Policy Seminar, and as Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy Center.
Professor Hogan has been actively engaged in the design and improvement of competitive electricity markets in many regions of the United States, as well as around the world, from England to Australia. His activities include designing the market structures and market rules by which regional transmission organizations, in various forms, coordinate bid-based markets for energy, ancillary services, and financial transmission rights. This research is also part of the larger activities on the future of energy and energy policy research at Harvard University through the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Program, Environmental Economics Program, Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.