New challenges facing electric power systems: Integrating technical realities and policy goals (PhD ’22)
Anna Brockway is a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. She holds master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Energy & Resources.
Anna studies how our energy systems are changing—and how they must change—in response to existing and emerging stressors. Her work has focused on stressors to the conventional operation of electric power systems (climate change, renewable energy, and electrification). She is interested in how decision-making and planning for the future of energy systems will need to evolve amid growing risks and public scrutiny, and how we may adapt to these stressors while ensuring reliability and cost-effectiveness and enabling increased sustainability and equity.
Previously, Anna was a SunShot Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office in Washington, DC. While at the SunShot Initiative, her primary focus was on expanding opportunities for solar energy and access to renewables through shared solar and community-oriented deployment models. Anna holds a BS in chemistry and a minor in philosophy from Haverford College.
- Inequitable access to distributed energy resources due to grid infrastructure limits in California
- Weathering Adaptation: Grid Infrastructure Planning in a Changing Climate
- California must prepare its electric grid for complex climate risks (SF Chronicle Op-Ed) (PDF)
- Emissions reduction potential from electric heat pumps in California homes
- Community Solar in California: A Missed Opportunity
- Distributed Generation Planning: A Case Study Comparison of California and New York Proceedings
- Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation
- A Suite of Metrics for Assessing the Performance of Solar Power Forecasting