Eric Gimon

Senior Fellow

Eric Gimon consults as a technical expert, research scholar, and policy adviser with Energy Innovation. He is a main contributor to America’s Power Plan, a platform for innovative thinking and collaboration on policy solutions for clean, reliable, and affordable electric power in the U.S. More specifically, Eric works on questions of renewable energy integration both in the context of today’s challenges as well as for future pathways. Eric also acts as an adviser for non-profits and foundations interested in these questions and broader climate and energy issues. Eric holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in mathematics and physics, as well as a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California in Santa Barbara. He has a 15-year active career as a researcher in quantum gravity and high energy physics in some of the world’s top research institutions. Eric’s work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, as well as an AAAS fellowship with two Offices in the Department of Energy inspired his transition to climate and energy policy.

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Works

Article

Could Success Spoil ISO-NE?

POWER Magazine
Article

How a Cold Day in Texas Exposed the Value of Grid Flexibility

, Greentech Media
Presentation

PEC Decarb Conference: Renewable Energy

Pennsylvania Environmental Council
March 2017
Article

A Guide to the Debate Over Closing Nuclear Plants

, Greentech Media
Publication

A customer-centric view of electricity service

Eric Gimon, Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future
March 2016
Article

How much do combined cycle natural gas plants really need to be paid?

, Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article

The Future of Demand Response Without FERC Order 745

, Greentech Media
Article

A Tale of Two Regions: Why Wind Is Booming in Texas and Stalling in the West

, Greentech Media
Article

Driving Blind: The Worst Examples of Outdated Data Skewing Renewable Energy Projections

, Greentech Media
Article

Five trends transforming your electricity

, Virgin Unite
Article

Renewables Curtailment: What we can Learn from Grid Operations in California and the Midwest

, Greentech Media
Publication

Natural Gas versus Coal: Is Natural Gas Better for the Climate?

Chris Busch, Eric Gimon, Energy Innovation
August 2014
Publication

A New Approach to Capabilities Markets: Seeding Solutions for the Future

Eric Gimon, Sonia Aggarwal, Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
July 2013