Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities: A lecture and book signing by Dr. Peter Fox-Penner
Lecture | September 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Peter Fox-Penner, Brattle Group
Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
This April Peter released his second book, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities. Smart Power examines the industry’s technology, cost characteristics, and ability to function as a sustainable business. The book reviews the current prospects for long-term power generation alternatives, from solar panels attached to homes and offices, to new coal-burning plants that will allow for the capture and sequestration of carbon emissions. Smart Power also reviews potential business models and discusses the difficult financial, regulatory, and business strategy issues related the transformation of the industry. Visit www.smartpowerbook.com for more information.
Peter is a principal and chairman emeritus at The Brattle Group, where he specializes in economic, regulatory, and strategic issues in network industries. His practice centers on energy and environmental policies and electric regulatory planning and competition issues. He is also experienced in the natural gas, communications, transportation, and environmental industries and is a frequent expert witness on these issues. He received a Ph.D from the University of Chicago and an M.S. and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.