Dr. Ryan H. Wiser is a Staff Scientist and Deputy Group Leader in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ryan leads and conducts research and analysis on renewable energy, including on the planning, design, and evaluation of renewable energy policies; on the costs, benefits, and market potential of renewable electricity sources; on electric grid operations and infrastructure impacts; and on public acceptance and deployment barriers. His recent analytic work has included studies on the economics of wind and solar power; the impacts of higher penetrations of renewable energy on the electricity sector; the design of renewable energy promotion policies; the risk mitigation value of renewable electricity; the treatment of low-carbon supply options in utility resource planning; and community acceptance of wind and solar power.
Ryan has published over 350 journal articles, research reports, book chapters, and conference papers. His work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and numerous other publications, he has been featured on radio and broadcast news, and he has offered invited testimony to the U.S. Senate. Ryan regularly advises state and federal agencies on issues related to renewable energy; is an advisor to the Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program; is on the Corporate Advisory Board of Mineral Acquisition Partners; and serves on numerous other advisory committees. Ryan has been a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and his work has received awards from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group, the American Real Estate Society, the Wind Powering America Program, Institutional Investor News, the American Wind Energy Society, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ryan has been a consultant to, among others, the California Energy Commission, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the International Energy Agency, the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, the Center for Resource Solutions, and several private companies. Prior to his employment at Berkeley Lab, Ryan worked for Hansen, McOuat, and Hamrin, Inc., the Bechtel Corporation, and the AES Corporation.
Ryan holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.