Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl is a senior advisor to RAP and director of research and international consulting at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3). He has worked closely with RAP’s China Program since 2009 on a number of critical issues in China’s electricity sector, including energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, electric vehicles, long-term resource planning, and wholesale generation pricing.
At E3, Dr. Kahrl leads research on emerging energy sector issues, coordinates international projects, and works with electric utilities, regulators, and research organizations in the U.S. Canada, China, and Europe. His main areas of expertise include regulatory economics, electricity market design, resource planning, energy systems modeling, greenhouse gas accounting, benefit-cost analysis for distributed energy resources, and economic impact analysis.
Prior to joining E3, Dr. Kahrl worked as a research associate for Berkeley Economic Advising and Research; as a consultant for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Agroforestry Center, and the World Bank; and as staff for the World Resources Institute. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of William & Mary.