From the Geothermal Resources Council
Andrew J. Van Horn, Ph.D.Director of Energy Policy and Markets
Dr. Andy Van Horn provides expertise and insight into energy and environmental markets, technologies and regulations. For over thirty-five years he has assisted utilities, developers of new technologies, research institutes, government agencies and market participants by scrutinizing market economics, regulatory rules, technology costs and performance, and contracts in electricity, emissions and fuels markets. From 2007-2014, his firm served as Independent Evaluators of electricity and natural gas procurements and contracts for major California electric utilities, facilitating Requests for Offers, evaluating bids and reviewing contract terms for conventional, renewable, demand-side, and combined heat-and-power resources.
Earlier, while consulting to the U.S. EPA and the Electric Power Research Institute, he led national studies of energy, fuels and environmental markets and policies, including New Source Performance Standards, New Source Review, emission fees, cap-and-trade, technology penetration and the coordination of U.S. energy and environmental policy to 2050. He recently carried out comprehensive studies of California’s AB 32 rules for GHG reduction. He applies economic, financial, production cost, power flow and engineering models to integrate policy development, data analysis, market fundamentals, and scenario design.
Andy’s experience regarding electricity market operations, prices, technologies, regulations and contracts will help evaluate investment, technology and business decisions, including power purchase agreements. He earned a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley.