Portrait of Peter Larsen

Peter Larsen

Electricity Markets and Policy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R4000
Berkeley CA 94720
(510) 486-5015

Peter Larsen is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Peter conducts research and analysis on electricity reliability and resiliency, energy efficiency, and regional electric system planning including: Energy Services Company Industry and Market Trends; Utility Resource Planning Practices and Trends; Western Electricity and Natural Gas Markets; Societal Impacts from Abnormal Weather; and the Reliability of the U.S. Power System.

Peter has published his research in a number of reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Change, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Energy Policy, and The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Previously, Peter worked at the Institute of Social and Economic Research in Anchorage, Alaska, the Societal Impacts Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Stratus Consulting (now Abt Associates).

Peter holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University; M.S. degrees from Stanford University (Management Science and Engineering) and Cornell University (Natural Resource Economics); and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana at Missoula.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.



Leibowicz, Benjamin, Maria Roumpani, and Peter H. Larsen. "Carbon Emissions Caps and the Impact of a Radical Change in Nuclear Electricity Costs." International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 3, no. 1 (2013). Download: 


Larsen, Peter H., Charles A. Goldman, Donald Gilligan, and Terry E. Singer. "Incorporating Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts." In 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California: ACEEE, 2012. Download: PDF (530 KB)