Peter Larsen is Staff Scientist/Leader of the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Research Fellow at the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Peter conducts research and analysis on the economics of electricity reliability and resilience; energy service company industry and project trends; long-term electric utility planning; risk to infrastructure from extreme events; and islanded power systems. Peter has published his research in a number of reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Global Environmental Change, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Energy Policy, and Energy Economics. Earlier in his career, Peter worked at the Institute of Social and Economic Research in Anchorage, Alaska, the Societal Impacts Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Stratus Consulting (now Abt Associates). Peter holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University; M.S. degrees from Stanford University (Management Science and Engineering) and Cornell University (Natural Resource Economics); and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana at Missoula.
Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer
A Method to Estimate the Costs and Benefits of Undergrounding Electricity Transmission and Distribution lines
A method to estimate the size and remaining market potential of the U.S. ESCO (energy service company) industry
Current Policies and Practices Related to the Incorporation of Non-energy Benefits in Energy Saving Performance Contract Projects