Full Cost of Electricity Study Team

Project Management & Research

James Dyer, Project Lead, Professor, McCombs School of Business

Valuation of energy investment decisions | Energy finance

Fred Beach, Assistant Director (Policy Studies), Energy Institute

Energy Technology and Systems | Energy Policy

Carey King, Assistant Director, Energy Institute

Energy systems and integration | Energy economics and policy

Core Research Team

David Adelman, Professor, Law

Health impacts from air emissions | Regulatory and permitting costs

Ross Baldick, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electric grid market operation | Transmission and distribution | Wind integration

Robert Barron, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics

Microgrids | Operations research

John C. Butler, Clinical Associate Professor, McCombs Business School

Energy Finance | Decision Analysis

Roger Duncan, Research Fellow, Energy Institute

Distributed Generation | New utility business models

Robert Fares, Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Institute

Transmission and distribution

Gürcan Gülen, Senior Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics  

Energy Economics, policy, and planning | Electric grid market operation

Joe Hahn, Clinical Associate Professor, McCombs School of Business

Commodity price forecasting

Robert Hebner, Director, Center for Electromechanics

Transmission, Distribution, Metering, and microgrids | Stranded electric grid assets

Dale Klein, Associate Director, Energy Institute

Energy Security | Nuclear power

Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy

Valuation of environmental externalities

Varun Rai, Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

PV adoption and net metering policies

Josh Rhodes, Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Institute

LCOE Research | Energy Modeling

Surya Santoso, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PV integration, Distribution, and Storage | Intermittency

Erich Schneider, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Nuclear power | Electric grid market operation

David Spence, Professor, McCombs Business/Law School 

Legal aspects of valuation of externalities and hedging | Electricity regulation and history

Melinda Taylor, Professor, Law

Arbitration | Energy and environmental law

Chen-Hao Tsai, Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology

Electric grid market operation

Dave Tuttle, Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Institute 

Electricity history | New utility business models | Electric grid market operation

Michael Webber, Deputy Director, Energy Institute

Electric grid market operation | Energy policy

Student Researchers

Juan Andrade, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pedro Cuevas, Energy and Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geosciences & McCombs School of Business (graduated)

Thomas Deetjen, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Yingzhang Dong, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Anamika Dubey, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Benjamin Griffiths, Energy and Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geosciences (graduated)

Christopher van der Hoeven, Department of Mechanical Engineering (graduated)

Suma Jothibasu, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Rachel Morneau, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Birdy Phathanapirom, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jason Wible, LBJ School of Public Affairs (graduated)

Tiffany Wu, Energy and Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geosciences (graduated)

Tong Zhang, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (graduated)