Dr. Nyangon’s doctoral dissertation focused on restructured electricity market design and regulatory innovation for distributed generation development in top solar energy-producing states in California, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas, and New York. He also evaluated resource adequacy and capacity market design models that blend renewable energy and natural gas energy technologies in the PJM Interconnection and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) as well as evaluating new utility business models for incentivizing DERs. He has worked at the leading edge of the utilities of the future discourse, assessing alternative utility regulation and pioneering grid modernization models like New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision process and Great Britain’s RIIO (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs), the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ framework for setting price controls for utility network companies operating in the electricity and downstream natural gas markets.
Recent notable publications (co-authored or co-edited) in the utilities of the future domain include Diversifying Electricity Customer Choice: REVing Up the New York Energy Vision for Polycentric Innovation; Estimating the Impacts of Natural Gas Growth on Solar Electricity Generation: A Case Study of Experience in the PJM Territory; An Assessment of Price Convergence Between Natural Gas and Solar Photovoltaic in the U.S. Electricity Market; and Tackling the Risk of Stranded Electricity Assets with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Among other industry awards, honors, and fellowships, his work has been recognized and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), among others.
Dr. Nyangon earned a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees focusing on energy systems engineering, computing systems, and energy economics from Columbia University in the City of New York, the University of Delaware, the University of Greenwich, and has a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Previously, he was a consultant at the United Nations in New York and has been a TED fellow. Prior to that post, he was an observer for the Canadian-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) at the United Nations climate negotiations.
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