Past Conference

Economic Approaches to Understanding and Addressing Resilience in the Bulk Power System

May 30, 2018 Resources for the Future, 1616 P St Nw, Washington, DC, 20036

About the Event

This workshop explored the high level of regulatory and political interest in grid resilience, a concept still emerging from intellectual infancy. In an effort to understand the nature and severity of challenges to resilience, the the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiated a proceeding in January. Given the limited application of economic principles and methods in the recent discussions of resilience, the goal of this economics-oriented workshop can aid FERC, RTO/ISO stakeholders, energy policymakers, Hill staffers, and others in making upcoming decisions.


  • Joe Bowring, Monitoring Analytics
  • James Bushnell, University of California-Davis
  • Erik Ela, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Robert Gramlich, Grid Strategies LLC
  • Devin Hartman, R Street Institute
  • Benjamin F. Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Hogan, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • John Moura, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Sam Newell, Brattle Group
  • Karen L. Palmer, Senior Fellow and Director, Future of Power Initiative, Resources for the Future
  • David Patton, Potomac Economics
  • Daniel Shawhan, Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Alison Silverstein, Independent Consultant
  • Susan F. Tierney, Analysis Group