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1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on Smart Grid Design & Implementation

FERC’s Role in Demand Response and Smart Grid
David Kathan
Dr. David Kathan is a Senior Economist in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Dr. Kathan joined the Commission in 2003 after over 20 years in energy consulting.  At FERC, Dr. Kathan works on market design issues, including demand response, scarcity pricing, and resource adequacy.  Dr. Kathan is the project lead for the Commission’s annual demand response reports required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and was the FERC staff lead on the National Action Plan on Demand Response.  Prior to joining FERC, Dr. Kathan was a Principal at ICF Consulting, where he consulted on economic, environmental and quantitative issues related to the electric power industry, with a focus on demand response and electric system modeling.  Dr. Kathan received his B.A. from Grinnell College in Economics, and his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Decemeber 8th, 2012
8:45 am
201 New Engineering Building

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