Alison Silverstein


Alison Silverstein is an independent consultant, strategist, researcher and writer on electric transmission and reliability, energy efficiency and technology adoption issues. She has worked for decades to advance the use of clean energy and advanced grid technologies as part of a reliable, resilient, affordable energy system. Her work on major federal electricity efforts includes the U.S. Department of Energy’s Staff Report on Electric Markets and Reliability, three national transmission congestion studies, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative framework, and the industrywide advancement of synchrophasor technology. Silverstein’s recent work focuses on Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market design and power system reliability and the value of demand-side solutions to balance supply-side measures in ERCOT.

Silverstein worked as a senior adviser to chairperson Pat Wood, III, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 2001 through 2004, co-chairing the 2003 U.S.-Canada blackout investigation. She has also worked at the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.