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March 2nd, 2012

Wolak speaks to the Western Chapter at Energy Bar Association

PESD director Frank Wolak spoke at The Energy Bar Association Eleventh Annual Western Chapter Meeting held on February 24, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel. Wolak’s topic was “Does the Federal Power Act Harm Wholesale Market Efficiency and Potential Consumer Benefits from Electricity Industry Re-structuring?”



February 14th, 2012

Solar lighting and charging research receives FSI funding

PESD's new research on "Solar Lighting and Phone Charging in East Africa: Understanding Adoption, Business Models, and Development Outcomes" was awarded funding from the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Global Underdevelopment Action Fund. Read more »



February 3rd, 2012

Wolak speaks on California's power and carbon markets

PESD director Frank A. Wolak presented at Platt's 7th annual California Power Market Forum on the impacts of the recent implementation of convergence (or virtual) bidding in the California wholesale electricity market. Frank also chaired a panel discussion on the progress of the implementation of California's AB 32 law, which seeks to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »



October 31st, 2011

Frank A. Wolak leads panel discussion on Financial Transmission Rights, Virtual Trading

PESD director Frank Wolak presented in two sessions of the 4th annual Platt’s Nodal Trader conference in New York City on October 25-26, 2011. Read more »



July 15th, 2011

PESD director Frank A. Wolak talks energy with Japanese CEOs and former PM

Wolak will be traveling to Japan for a one-day symposium in Tokyo put on by the Center for International Public Policy Studies entitled “Can Japan have a new economic paradigm after the catastrophic quake and tsunami on 11th March?” Read more »



June 27th, 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak answers nuclear power question on FREAKONOMICS blog

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Frank Wolak was an invited commentator writing in the FREAKONOMICS June 21, 2011 blog posting titled, "What Happens Next as the World Turns Away From Nuclear Power?" Read more »



May 1st, 2011

Wolak Participating as a Panelist at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be participating in the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011 from May 9-12, 2011. Wolak will be among a few panelists on "The Future of Energy" session to discuss key issues in electricity markets and electricity delivery that data center operators may need to understand and prepare for over the next 2-5 years.





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