The future of the energy industry is deeply intertwined with politics and the formation of policy. In this class we’ll take a deeper dive into the market and beyond-market (policy) strategies in the energy industry. Our focus will be on new clean energy technologies as they attempt to break into the industry. Each session will address a business problem and analyze the interaction of market structure and the beyond-market environment. The business problem will either come from a written case or a guest speaker. Topics covered: 1) Mapping the regulated energy landscape: the politics and innovation of the renewable energy industry. 2) Working with State Regulators and Using the beyond-market to dislodge entrenched incumbents. 3) Beyond State Politics: The US & Australian Federal Government. 4) The Utilities from inside and outside. This course is led by Steve Callander, GSB professor of public and private management & political economy and Josh Richman, Chief Revenue Officer at PsiQuantum, who also serves as a policy and strategy advisor for multiple clean energy startups, and is the former VP of global business development and policy at Bloom Energy.
Instructors: Callander, S. (PI) ; Richman, J. (PI)