Eric Gimon

Senior Fellow

Eric Gimon consults as a technical expert, research scholar, and policy adviser with Energy Innovation, where he works with the Power Sector Transformation team to develop innovative thinking 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, with a current focus on electricity power markets. 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, Santa Barbara. He had 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 University of California, Berkeley, as well as an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellowship with two offices at the Department of Energy inspired his transition to climate and energy policy.

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Works from Eric Gimon

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Fight Over ‘Peaker’ Plants Poses Grid Climate Test

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Biden’s American Jobs Plan Would Supercharge Our Grid Via Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Billions In Savings, And Increased Reliability Against Extreme Weather

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How America’s Coal Cost Crossover Supports An Ambitious Federal Clean Electricity Standard

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The Texas Big Freeze: Holistic Policy Design For A Clean And Resilient Grid

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The Texas Big Freeze: How Much Were Markets To Blame For Widespread Outages?

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The Texas Big Freeze: How A Changing Climate Pushed The State's Power Grid To The Brink

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Lessons From The Texas Big Freeze

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Texas Legislature Close To Approving Billions To Pay For Winter Storm Financial Fallout

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WV's Coal Economy Keeps Carbon Emissions Coming As Aging AEP Plants Near Compliance Crossroads

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Coal Is Losing The Price War To Wind And Solar Faster Than Anticipated

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Report: Wind, Solar Energy Cheaper Than Most Wisconsin Coal Plants

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Only 20% Of U.S. Coal Will Survive Past 2025 — Report

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The Coal Cost Crossover 2.0

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Replacing Coal Plants With Renewables Is Cheaper 80% of the Time

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Solar And Wind’s Competitiveness Over Coal Is Accelerating, Analysis Shows

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Pricey Lumps Of Coal

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One of the Country’s 10 Largest Coal Plants Just Got a Retirement Date. What About the Rest?

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Groups Launch Push To Speed Reliable, Decarbonized Power Market Designs

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Warren Buffett’s Firm Is Proposing An $8 Billion Boondoggle To Prevent The Next Texas Blackout

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Biden Climate Goals Mean Conflict With Natural Gas, The Resource Behind Recent Emissions Reductions

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An Efficient Energy Markets Cascade

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Let’s Get Organized! Long-Term Market Design for a High Penetration Grid

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The Energy Storage Boom Has Arrived

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The Coal Crossover with Eric Gimon

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Pathways to 100 Percent Zero Carbon Power by 2035 Without Increasing Customer Costs

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How To Reform California’s Inadequate Resource Adequacy Regime

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Why The Clean Energy Industry Should Be Interested In Resource Adequacy

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Biden’s Big Climate Decision: Will He Embrace His Task Force’s Goals?

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As Utilities Tackle Immediate COVID-19 Impacts, Analysts Stress Need To Focus Beyond The Pandemic

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Increasing Renewables And DER Demand New Reliability Approach, But California Is Falling Short, Groups Say

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The Western U.S. Has Some Of America’s Strongest Clean Energy Goals. It Needs More Grid Flexibility To Achieve Them.

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How To Design A Market For High Renewables Grid

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Overcoming Barriers to 100% Clean Energy, Part Two: How We Need to Evolve America’s Power Grid to Enable a Clean Energy Future.

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How We Need To Evolve America’s Power Grid To Enable A Clean Energy Future

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ERCOT’s Wild Summer Is Over. Solar Looks Like The Winner

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Wholesale Electricity Market Design For Rapid Decarbonization: Adding New Long-Term Markets To Today's Spot Markets

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Overcoming Barriers To 100% Clean Energy, Part One: The Electricity Distribution Network

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Securitization Fever: Renewables Advocates Seize Wall Street's Innovative Way To End Coal

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Can This Online Startup Change How Companies Buy Renewable Power?

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74% Of U.S. Coal Plants Are "Walking Dead" Thanks To Cheaper Renewables

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U.S. Enters ‘Coal Cost Crossover’ Thanks To Falling Solar, Wind Costs

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With Wind And Solar Costs Dropping, U.S. Enters ‘Coal Cost Crossover’

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'Coal is on the way out': study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

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New Wind And Solar Power Is Cheaper Than Existing Coal In Much Of The U.S., Analysis Finds

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Shutting Down Almost Every Coal Plant And Swapping For Renewables Would Save Money, Report Finds

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Most U.S. Coal Plants Would Save Money By Switching To Wind Or Solar

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Analysis: New Wind, Solar Cheaper Than Operating Most Existing Coal Plants

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Report: Local Wind And Solar Plants Beat Out Majority of US Coal Plants On Cost

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Report: Nearly 75% Of US Coal Plants Uneconomic Compared To Local Wind, Solar

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More bad news for coal: Wind and solar are getting cheaper

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The Coal Cost Crossover: Economic Viability Of Existing Coal Compared To New Local Wind And Solar Resources

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Hungry For Green Power, Tech Giants Choose Between Utilities, Independent Developers

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Inertia, Frequency Regulation, And The Grid

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Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage Surges Ahead Of Utility-Operated Batteries

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As Corporate Renewable Buying Surges, Innovative PPAs Pressure Utilities To Improve Green Tariffs

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Trending Topics - How Market Rules Are Holding Back Energy Storage

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How Market Rules Are Holding Back Energy Storage

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Colo. Lawmaker Proposes Low-Cost Bonds To Make Retiring Coal Plants Easier

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Capacity Pricing Changes: How Each Power Market Plans To Account For Resource Adequacy

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New Microsoft Contract Could Expand Corporate Renewable Energy Deals To Smaller Buyers

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PJM Doubling Down On The Wrong Capacity Solution

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Two Ways Energy Storage Will Be A True Market Disruptor In The U.S. Power Sector

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California’s Solar And Wind Integration Challenge

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Three Ways Energy Storage Can Generate Revenue In America's Organized Power Markets

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Trending Topics - ERCOT’s Summer Peak Demand Forecast: New Investment, Generator Profits, No Blackouts

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ERCOT’s Summer Peak Demand Forecast: New Investment, Generator Profits, No Blackouts

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Synergy Or Conflict? EVs And Solar

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Renewables And Grid Stability Go Hand In Hand

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The Energy Transition Show: Ask Eric

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Bitcoin Mining's Energy Use Won't Eat The World - If Prices Stay Below 19% Annual Growth

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The Planet And Youth: What Climate Change Means For Your Life

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Trending Topics - Flexibility, Not Resilience, Is Key to Wholesale Electricity Market Reform

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Flexibility, Not Resilience, Is The Key To Wholesale Electricity Market Reform

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Coal Plant Retirements Create Opportunity For Solar In Texas

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Carbon Rule Or Not, Wind Energy Continues To Squeeze Coal

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How Developers, Governments, And Investors Can Avoid Hidden Risk From Inaccurate Solar Projections

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On Market Designs for a Future with a High Penetration of Variable Renewable Generation

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Could Success Spoil ISO-NE?

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Center of the storm: PJM CEO Andy Ott on power market reforms for turbulent times

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As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

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The state of wholesale power markets: What's wrong with proposed changes in Eastern RTOs?

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

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New Financial Tools Proposed In Colorado Could Solve Coal Retirement Conundrum

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PEC Decarb Conference: Renewable Energy

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A Guide to the Debate Over Closing Nuclear Plants

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Three Investor Strategies For Energy Storage's Exponential Growth

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Texas Regulators Saved Customers Billions by Avoiding a Traditional Capacity Market

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Is the Transmission Grid Ready for Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources?

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A customer-centric view of electricity service

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

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After Paris: The State of America’s Electricity Sector Emissions Headed Into 2016

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The Future of Demand Response Without FERC Order 745

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

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

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Five trends transforming your electricity

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

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Trending Topics in Electricity Today - Will EPA's Clean Power Plan Really Break the Grid?

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

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