Solar Eclipses and the Electric Grid: Markets and Automation

Yesterday’s solar eclipse across the US amplified a dominant issue in electricity policy discussions over the past couple of years — does increasing use of distributed energy resources like solar photovoltaics make the grid more resilient, or does it lead to imbalance and inadequacy? In California during the eclipse (Financial Times), solar generation dropped compared to … More Solar Eclipses and the Electric Grid: Markets and Automation

Creating a Culture of Innovation: East Bay Punk Version

She’s from Salinas, oh oh oh And she looks like Venus, oh oh oh She’s from Salinas, oh oh oh And she looks like Venus – chorus from “She’s from Salinas” by The Sweet Baby Jesus Not the most inspired lyrics produced in the name of rock and roll, but it endures as a part of … More Creating a Culture of Innovation: East Bay Punk Version

Announcement: New Job at Purdue

This week is an exciting one for me, as I’m starting a new job. I have left Northwestern University and have started in a new position at Purdue University, where I will be a faculty member and the Associate Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics. The research center emphasizes applied microeconomic policy research, … More Announcement: New Job at Purdue