John Larsen


John Larsen is a Director at RHG and leads the firm’s US power sector and energy systems research. He specializes in analysis of national and state clean energy policy and market trends. Previously, John worked for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis where he served as an electric power policy advisor. Prior to working in government, John led federal and congressional policy analysis in the World Resources Institute’s Climate and Energy Program.

John is a non-resident Senior Associate in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has lectured at several academic institutions including Johns Hopkins University and Amherst College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.


What Is It Worth? The State of the Art in Valuing Distributed Energy Resources

John Larsen and Whitney Herndon

The traditional cost recovery rate framework is as old as the regulated monopoly business model itself. This century old compact is showing its age as evidenced by recent high profile fights over rate design in Nevada, Arizona and elsewhere. Central to many of these conflagrations ...