Post-doctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program. Recent Ph.D. in engineering systems at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. Fellow with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. I study the engineering implications and institutional conflicts inherent in deploying renewable energy at scale, particularly in systems with emerging electricity markets. Dissertation project focused on China's nascent electricity market reforms and their effects on wind energy integration.


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Technology Integration in China’s Electricity System: Central Targets and Local Challenges

Davidson, M. R. (2019). In Policy, Regulation and Innovation in China's Electricity and Telecom Industries.

China’s state-directed technology development and deployment programs have led to unprecedented adoption of advanced technologies in its electricity sector. However, signs of inefficient capital allocation are widespread, such as continued coal plant capacity build-out amidst slowing electricity demand growth and underutilization of renewable energy investments. The separation of technology programs... [Read More]