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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Modeling Unit Commitment in Political Context: Case of China's Partially Restructured Electricity Sector

Davidson, M. R., Pérez-Arriaga, J. I. (2018). IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Restructuring an electricity sector entails a complex realignment of political and economic institutions, which may both delay and distort the achievement of satisfactorily competitive conditions. In research and planning for policy interventions in power systems under these varied regulatory environments, typical operational models may neglect important interactions between techno-economic criteria... [Read More]