Electricity Policy

The recent abundance of low cost natural gas in the United States and the emergence of policies to promote renewables have created opportunities to overhaul the electricity generation and distribution infrastructure. Moreover, new and emerging regulations affecting the power sector portend a reshaping of how electricity is generated, thus creating new challenges to electricity providers and market regulators. To support continuing efforts to increase energy security and reduce the likelihood and costs of electricity supply disruptions, the CES Program in Electricity Policy will engage in research aimed at providing policy recommendations to achieve a variety of goals, including but not limited to (i) promoting the investment levels needed to produce a sufficient and reliable supply of electricity to support a healthy and growing economy, (ii) providing consumers with the necessary price signals through smart technologies to encourage energy efficiency, and (iii) understanding environmental impacts and the effect of new regulations.


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