Welcome to EBF 483: Introduction to Energy Markets
I am a PhD Candidate in Energy Engineering at the department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State. Some of my current research topics focus on modeling wholesale electricity markets to study how the power markets respond to federal and state environmental policies resulting in unfavorable outcomes that might undermine the principles of power market designs.
Prior to entering Penn State, I also had experience working at Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) as a Power Planning and Markets Analyst, managing the operation of the municipal power plants in the ISO-New England system and planning power portfolios for cities and towns in western Massachusetts.
Dr. Alisha Fernandez is the co-founder of the energy consulting firm McKeown and Associates, LLC that specializes in the analysis of renewable energy technologies, power markets, and grid integration. She has over ten years of experience in grid-related research and development and policy analysis. Currently, she works on projects focused on hydropower, climate change, and grid services with the Department of Energy, national laboratories, and energy stakeholders. Prior to consulting, Dr. Fernandez worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado on domestic and international water quantity/quality issues, which inspired her fervent interest in working with energy-water issues. Dr. Fernandez earned her doctorate in Energy Management and Policy (EMP) from the department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at The Pennsylvania State University in 2014, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2007.