RISE Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Frank Wolak (Stanford University)
Feb 24 2020
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Lecture Title: Using Economics to Design Energy and Environmental Markets
About Wolak: Frank A. Wolak is the Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the Economics Department and Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University. His current research and teaching focuses on design, performance, and monitoring of energy and environmental markets in the United States and globally, From April 1998 to April 2011, he was Chair of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator. Wolak has worked on the design and regulatory oversight of the electricity markets internationally in Europe in England and Wales, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, and Spain; in Australia/Asia in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Singapore; in Latin American in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico; and the US in California, New York, Texas, PJM, and New England. Wolak also has worked on the design of transmission planning, expansion, and pricing protocols to enhance wholesale electricity competition and support the expansion of renewable energy resources in the United States and in the Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, and the United Kingdom. He was also a member of the Emissions Market Advisory Committee (EMAC) for California's Market for Greenhouse Gas Emissions allowances from January 2012 to December 2014. This committee advised the California Air Resources Board on the design and monitoring of the state's cap-and-trade market for Greenhouse Gas Emissions allowances.
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