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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

SFI Seminar: Improving Electricity Markets through Improving Electricity Governance

March 11, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Zoom (Registration required.)
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Precourt Institute for Energy
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Are you interested in learning about innovative policy and financial mechanisms designed to rapidly decarbonize the global economy? Join SFI’s monthly seminar to meet thought leaders and learn more about their ongoing research projects. 

Electricity markets have become a central feature of the modern grid. But these regional markets suffer from systemic inefficiencies due to eligibility criteria that limit the participation of many emerging clean energy technologies. This talk on Thursday, March 11 by Shelley Welton, Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, will link market inefficiencies and governance challenges, arguing that the United States’ dominant electricity governance model, in which incumbent industry members collectively establish market rules, is a key impediment to building a cleaner, more efficient electricity system.

Open to all students, faculty and staff in the Stanford community. Register for this event (Registration required. Please use your Stanford email address.)