Peter Cappers, a Research Scientist and Strategic Advisor to the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has conducted research for the past 15 years into demand response and electric utility regulatory and business models issues. At present, he is leading DOE’s technical assistance and evaluation efforts of Smart Grid Investment Grant recipients who agreed to undertake a dynamic pricing and consumer behavior study with a controlled and randomized experimental design approach. Mr. Cappers is also currently performing quantitative analysis of regulated electric utility business models and the impacts of distributed energy resources on utility shareholders and ratepayers. Prior to joining LBNL, he worked for Neenan Associates where he helped to develop and implement techniques for quantifying customer price response to both dynamic retail rates and wholesale demand response programs, and their subsequent impact on wholesale market prices, price volatility, and service reliability. Mr. Cappers received a B.A. in 1997 from Syracuse University in Mathematics and Economics, and a M.S. in 2005 from Cornell University in Applied Economics.
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
Letting the Sun Shine on Solar Costs: An Empirical Investigation of Photovoltaic Cost Trends in California
Customer Response to Day-ahead Wholesale Market Electricity Prices: Case Study of RTP Program Experience in New York
Does Real-Time Pricing Deliver Demand Response? A Case Study of Niagara Mohawk’s Large Customer RTP Tariff