Dr. Joseph Nyangon is Research Fellow at FREE, with a focus on new business and policy models for distributed clean energy generation. His practice centers on investigating the economic impacts of 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 market—how the rapid proliferation of intermittent renewable energy resources affect the design and operation of power systems, and the need for proactive regulatory reforms to establish an efficient and evolving power system.
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 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.
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