Dr. Carl Linvill is a principal with RAP’s U.S. team, and is based in Davis, CA. With his expertise in power sector markets, procurement, and planning, he leads RAP’s work on renewable energy integration and transmission planning in the Western United States. Dr. Linvill focuses on distributed generation valuation and tariffs, as well as regional reliability solutions.
Prior to joining RAP, Dr. Linvill served as a public utilities commissioner in Nevada, the economic and energy advisor to Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, an academic economist at the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and director of integrated energy analysis and planning with Aspen Environmental Group. More recent activities include serving as chairman of the Modeling Data Task Force for the Scenario Planning Steering Group at the Western Electric Coordinating Council, as principal author of Western Grid 2050 for the Western Grid Group, and as a member of the California Energy Commission Demand Forecast Expert Panel. While an academic, he presented microeconomic theory, game theory, and managerial economics, and produced peer reviewed publications in the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Productivity Analysis, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Dr. Linvill received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California at Davis, and his doctorate in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.