Chiara Lo Prete

IEE Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Research interests include energy industry restructuring, pricing issues and market design in the United States. Her current work focuses on equilibrium models of price manipulation in multi-settlement electricity markets; optimization models for the analysis of economic, environmental and reliability impacts of microgrid penetration in power networks; economic models assessing price and welfare effects of natural gas pipeline expansion projects.

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Recent Publications

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and Emission Leakage in the Western Interconnection: Comparing Econometric and Partial Equilibrium Model Estimates

Prete, C. L., Tyagi, A. & Xu, Q., Mar 2024, In: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 11, 2, p. 359-402 44 p.

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Intraday markets, wind integration and uplift payments in a regional U.S. power system

Hohl, C., Lo Prete, C., Radhakrishnan, A. & Webster, M., Apr 2023, In: Energy Policy. 175, 113503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Leader–follower equilibria to examine investment decisions in grid resilience-enhancing measures

Lo Prete, C. & Radhakrishnan, A., Feb 2023, In: Risk Analysis. 43, 2, p. 280-307 28 p.

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Enhancing the Reliability of Bulk Power Systems against the Threat of Extreme Weather: Lessons from the 2021 Texas Electricity Crisis

Prete, C. L. & Blumsack, S., 2023, In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy. 12, 2, p. 31-47 17 p.

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What happened in Texas? Understanding the February 2021 blackouts and learning lessons to prepare the grid for extreme weather events: An introduction

Prete, C. L. & Rosellón, J., 2023, In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy. 12, 2, p. 1-3 3 p.

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Energy Transformation, Social Inclusion, and Economic Prosperity in Latin America: An Introduction

Montoya, F. C., Prete, C. L., Rosellón, J. & Parra, P. Y., 2022, In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy. 11, 2

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Cross-product manipulation with intertemporal constraints: An equilibrium model

Guo, N. & Lo Prete, C., Nov 2019, In: Energy Policy. 134, 110851.

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Weather or not? Welfare impacts of natural gas pipeline expansion in the northeastern U.S.

Kleit, A., Lo Prete, C., Blumsack, S. & Guo, N., Aug 1 2019, In: Energy Systems. 10, 3, p. 593-633 41 p.

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Cross-product manipulation in electricity markets, microstructure models and asymmetric information

Lo Prete, C., Hogan, W. W., Liu, B. & Wang, J., 2019, In: Energy Journal. 40, 5, p. 221-246 26 p.

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Virtual Bidding and Financial Transmission Rights: An Equilibrium Model for Cross-Product Manipulation in Electricity Markets

Lo Prete, C., Guo, N. & Shanbhag, U. V., Mar 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 34, 2, p. 953-967 15 p., 8489945.

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A cooperative game theoretic analysis of incentives for microgrids in regulated electricity markets

Lo Prete, C. & Hobbs, B. F., May 1 2016, In: Applied Energy. 169, p. 524-541 18 p.

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Upper level of a sustainability assessment framework for power system planning

Cano-Andrade, S., Von Spakovsky, M. R., Fuentes, A., Lo Prete, C. & Mili, L., Jul 1 2015, In: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME. 137, 4, 041601.

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Rockets and feathers in power futures markets? Evidence from the second phase of the EU ETS

Lo Prete, C. & Norman, C. S., Mar 2013, In: Energy Economics. 36, p. 312-321 10 p.

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Sustainability and reliability assessment of microgrids in a regional electricity market

Lo Prete, C., Hobbs, B. F., Norman, C. S., Cano-Andrade, S., Fuentes, A., von Spakovsky, M. R. & Mili, L., May 2012, In: Energy. 41, 1, p. 192-202 11 p.

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