Energy Institute cited in DOE grid reliability study

Energy Institute Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Joshua Rhodes were both cited in a new study on electric grid reliability prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy. The report, an update on the status of U.S. electricity utility markets, examines the causes for retirement of coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and overall grid reliability. It references Webber’s recent op-ed on national security issues related to the nation’s nuclear power fleet, as well as a landmark paper Rhodes authored that examines the lowest-cost generating facilities when factors such as environmental impacts and public health effects are included in calculations.