Jerome  Apt

Professor and Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center

PHONE

412-268-3003

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 254B

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Ph D (Experimental Atomic Physics) - 1976
Harvard College - BA (Physics) - 1971

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mathematical, regulatory, and market characteristics of renewable and other low-carbon electric power. Low-carbon economics and technologies, including solar radiation management. Physical risk analysis and management.

BIOGRAPHY

Jay Apt is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and in the CMU Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He is the Co-Director (with Granger Morgan) of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center and Director of the RenewElec (renewable electricity) project. He has authored over 80 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has published op-ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Professor Apt received an A.B. in physics from Harvard College in 1971 and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1997 and the Metcalf Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to engineering in 2002.

PUBLICATIONS

  • A Review of Large-Scale Wind Integration Studies

    (author(s): Paul Hines, Jonathan Dowds, Todd Ryan, W. Buchanan, Elisabeth Kirby, Jerome Apt, Paulina Jaramillo) Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 49, 2015; 768-794

  • Optimal Investment Timing and Capacity Choice for Pumped Hydropower Storage

    (author(s): E. Fertig, A. Heggedal, G. Doorman, Jerome Apt) Energy Systems 5(2), 2014; 285-306

  • The Effects of Bulk Electricity Storage on the PJM Market

    (author(s): Roger Lueken, Jerome Apt) Energy Systems 5(4), 2014; 677-704

  • The Effect of Variability-Mitigating Market Rules on the Operation of Wind Farms

    (author(s): Eric Hittinger, Jerome Apt, Jay Whitacre) Energy Systems 5(4), 2014; 737-766

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Geographic smoothing of solar PV: Results from Gujarat

    (author(s): Jerome Apt, Kelly Klima) Environmental Research Letters

  • Robust Resource Adequacy Planning in the Face of Coal Retirements

    (author(s): Roger Lueken, Jerome Apt, Fallaw Sowell) Energy Policy

  • Could Low Carbon Capacity Standards Be More Cost Effective at Reducing CO2 than Renewable Portfolio Standards?

    (author(s): Jared Moore, Kyle Borgert, Jerome Apt) Energy Procedia 63, 2014; 7459-7470

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - Elected a Fellow of the AAAS (2013)
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING - Ambassador, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (2012)
  • The Explorer's Club - Fellow (2008)
  • National Association of Rocketry - Howard Galloway Award for outstanding contributions to safety and risk analysis (2006)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Committee Chair, Chair of the EPP PhD Student Recruiting Procedures Committee
  • Committee Member, One of 4 members of the search committee to fill the Lester and Judith Lave Professorship in Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy.
  • Committee Member, Executive Committee Member, NSF Climate and Energy Decision-Making Center
  • Program Organizer, Organize and run the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center Seminar series
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Aerospace Industries Association, Range Safety Officer, Team America Rocketry Challenge, (2003 - )
  • National Academy of Science / National Academy of Engineering, Science Ambassador, (2012 - 2013)
  • Wilton E. Scott Energy Innovation Institute, Outreach video on energy, (2012 - 2012)
  • Nuclear Regularory Commission, Guest Speaker, Briefing, (2012 - 2012)

CONSULTING

  • PropellT, Inc (January 2006 -)
  • Tibeca Film Institute (January 2006 -)
  • Tibeca Film Institute (January 2006 -)
  • American Cellular Wireless (January 2002 -)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member, RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Enegy Research Center Scientific Advisory Committee (2014 -)
  • Member, Journal of Energy Systems, Editorial Board (2009 -)
  • Program Organizer, International Workshop on Wind-Climate Interactions (2014 - 2015)
  • Committee Member, National Academy of Science / National Academy of Engineering, Committee on Accelerating the Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Technologies (2013 - 2015)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENERGY SYSTEMS (70376)
    2014 Section: A
    2013 Section: A
    2012 Section: A
  • Seminar in Electricity Market Restructuring (47881)
    2014 Mini 2 Section: A
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A
    2012 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Catastrophic Risk Analysis (45977)
    2014 Mini 4 Section: E
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Seminar in Low-Carbon Electric Power (47882)
    2014 Mini 4 Section: A
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A
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