Electricity Grids and Markets Bootcamp

Learn How US Electricity Grids and Markets Work

The Irving Institute's Electricity Grids and Markets Bootcamp is a fun, informative way to gain a better understanding of how our electricity grids and markets work, and what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) — the agency that regulates them — does. Led by Jay Matson '91, Deputy Director of the Division of Investigations in the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC);  Nancy Bowler '82,  FERC Branch Chief; and Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Associate Professor of Economics at Gettysburg College, this two-day intensive learning experience offers Dartmouth undergraduate students the opportunity to learn directly from the experts! You'll get an overview of electricity markets and FERC's role in regulating them; learn about the ways that companies bend or break the rules; and do a hands-on simulation that will give you a better sense of the complexity and challenges involved in running and regulating the grid system that is so critical to daily life in the United States.

Students will be expected to complete some brief pre-reading and viewing about the electricity grid so that we can hit the ground running with Jay, Nancy, and Rim!