Peter Cappers, a Principal Scientific Engineering Associate in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has conducted research for the past 13 years into demand response and energy efficiency issues. At present, he is leading DOE’s technical assistance and evaluation efforts of Smart Grid Investment Grant recipients who agreed to undertake a dynamic pricing and consumer behavior study with a controlled and randomized experimental design approach. Mr. Cappers is also currently performing research into the role demand response at the mass market customer level can play in mitigating integration issues associated with large scale deployment of variable generation resources and identifying barriers limiting their participation as ancillary service providers. Prior to joining LBNL, he worked for Neenan Associates where he helped to develop and implement techniques for quantifying customer price response to both dynamic retail rates and wholesale demand response programs, and their subsequent impact on wholesale market prices, price volatility, and service reliability. Mr. Cappers received a B.A. in 1997 from Syracuse University in Mathematics and Economics, and a M.S. in 2005 from Cornell University in Applied Economics.
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