Dr. Joseph Nyangon is research fellow at FREE, with a focus on renewable and distributed power systems. His practice centers on investigating the economic impacts of photovoltaic systems, grid integration, and energy and environmental policies using dynamic and multi-regional econometric models. He is an expert in energy economics, energy engineering systems, and the analysis of environmental and energy policy. He is also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware where he is researching overarching trends shaping the U.S. electricity markets: how the rapid proliferation of distributed energy resources affects the market, policy, design and operation of electric power systems, and the need for proactive regulatory reforms to support a cost-effective transition to a lower-carbon energy system and greater customer-choice driven marketplace.
Dr. Nyangon has worked at the leading edge of the Utility of the Future discourse, assessing alternative utility regulation and pioneering grid modernization models like New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process and Great Britain’s RIIO (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs), Ofgem’s framework for setting price controls for utility network companies. Other work related to the Utility of the Future research includes co-authoring a journal article assessing price convergence between natural gas and solar photovoltaic in the U.S. electricity market and a published report on utility performance incentive mechanisms for the REV process. Previously, he was a consultant at the United Nations in New York and has been a TED fellow. Prior to that post he was an observer for the Canadian-based International Institute for Sustainable Development at the United Nations climate negotiations. Dr. Nyangon holds a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees focusing on engineering economic systems, public policy, and energy economics from Columbia University in the City of New York, the University of Delaware, the University of Greenwich (U.K.), and has a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering.
California’s Bold Solar Energy Vision | June 11, 2018
FREE Policy Brief (2016). Realizing Infrastructure-scale Finance in the Green Bond Market: Scoping Trends. FREE Policy Brief Series | October 26, 2016
Post-Paris Agreement: FREE’S Focus on Subnational Climate Action | January 15, 2016
China’s Cap-and-Trade Decisions | December 23, 2015
Paris Agreement: A Landmark Climate Change Policy Architecture Reached | December 16, 2015
Why the U.S. Urgently Needs to Invest in Modernizing its Energy Infrastructure | Sept. 15, 2015
Mobilizing Public and Private Capital for Clean Energy Financing | April 4, 2015
Obama’s Budget Proposals for Clean Energy and Climate Investments | February 17, 2015
Impacts of Shale Boom in the U.S. and Beyond | January 26, 2015