Director of Electricity Policy
Mike O’Boyle is Director of Electricity Policy for Energy Innovation. He directs the firm’s Power Sector Transformation program to uncover policy and technology solutions for a clean, reliable, and affordable U.S. electricity system. He has worked with Congressional staff and U.S. state policymakers—including those in California, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, and Oregon — to help improve the link between public policy goals and the motivations of electric utilities.
Mike and the Power Sector Team focus on designing and quantifying the impacts of policies needed to decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid including clean electricity standards, wholesale market design, monopoly utility regulation, and energy efficiency policies. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, and has written for Canary Media, The Hill, New York Times, and Utility Dive.
Mike has authored reports covering a wide range of power sector topics, including achieving a high-penetration clean grid, designing and implementing a clean electricity standard, distributed energy resource ownership and operation, mechanisms for adopting performance-based regulation, proper valuation metrics for utility compensation, and more.
Before joining Energy Innovation, Mike graduated cum laude from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he focused on energy and international law. He also has a B.A from Vanderbilt University in philosophy and Asian Studies, with a minor in economics.