Whitney Herndon

Research Analyst

Whitney Herndon is a Research Analyst at RHG, employing a range of energy and economic models to analyze the impact of policy proposals on the US electricity sector, energy market and macroeconomy. Her expertise includes utility ratemaking, CO2 regulation and decarbonization of the electric power sector.

Before joining RHG, Whitney was a policy analyst at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. She has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Systems and Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke 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 ...