- Room 249, Civic Square Building
- (848) 932-2750
- Energy policy
- Restructured Electric Power Systems
Frank Felder is an expert in energy policy and electricity markets. His research and teaching interests include the reliability and economics of electricity markets, state energy policy, energy efficiency and renewable energy evaluation, and integrated energy modeling. He has been awarded numerous research grants by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Professor Felder has published in policy, engineering and economic journals including Energy Policy, The Electricity Journal, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Electric Power Systems Research, Utilities Policy, Proceedings of the IEEE, and The Energy Journal.
Professor Felder teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in Energy Engineering, Economics and Policy; Energy Policy and Planning; and the Science, Technology and Policy of Climate Change. He has also taught short courses on electricity markets in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
He holds doctoral and master degrees from MIT in Technology, Management and Policy and completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Before joining the Bloustein School faculty, Professor Felder was an assistant professor of Management at the Manhattan College School of Business, an economic consultant, and a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy.
- Energy Sustainability and Policy
- Methods of Planning Analysis I
- Seminar Urban Planning
Chapters in Books or Monographs
- F. Felder, C. Andrews, and S. Hulkower, “Global Energy Furtures and Their Economic and Environmental Implications,” in Energy Sustainability and the Environment: Technology, Incentives, Behavior, Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (ed), Elsevier Press, 2011.
- F. Felder, “The Equity Implications of Smart Grid: Questioning the Size and Distribution of Smart Grid Costs and Benefits,” in Smart Grid: Integrating Renewable, Distributed & Efficient Energy, Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (ed.), Elsevier Press, 2012.
- F. Felder, “What Future for the Grid Operator?” Distributed Generation and its Implications for the Utility Industry, F. Sioshansi (ed.), Elsevier Press, 2014.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- S. Chandramowli and F. Felder, “Impact of Climate Change on Electricity Systems – A Review of Models and Forecasts,” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 5, March 2014, pp. 62-74.
- H. Tekiner-Mogulkoc, D. W. Coit, F. Felder, “Electric Power System Generation Expansion Plans Considering the Impact of Smart Grid Technologies,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, published: Volume 42, Issue I, November 2012, Pages 229–239
- S. Chandramowli, M. Transue, and F.A. Felder, “Analysis of Barriers to Development in Landfill Communities Using Interpretive Structural Modeling” Habitat International, 35, 2011, pp. 246-253
- M. Transue and F. Felder, Comparison of Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs: Rebates and White Certificates, Utilities Policy, 18, June 2010, pp. 103-111.
- H. Tekiner, D. W. Coit, F. Felder, Multi-period, Multi-objective, Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Problem with Monte-Carlo Simulation, Electric Power Systems Research, 80, 2010, pp. 1394-1405.
- F. Felder, A Critical Assessment of Energy Accident Studies, Energy Policy, 37, 2009, pp. 5744-5751
Published Conference Proceedings
- F. Felder and C. Loxley, “The Implications of a Vertical Demand Curve in Solar Renewable Portfolio Standards,” 31st Annual Eastern Conference, Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition, Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Rutgers University, June 16-18, 2012 (paper and presentation).
- F. Felder, “ISO Governance, ISO Principal-Agent Problem and Social Welfare,” Center for Research in Regulated Industries, 33rd Annual Eastern Conference, May 14-16, 2014 (paper and presentation).
- R. Athawale and F. Felder, “Incentivizing Combined Heat and Power Plants – How to Maximize Society Benefits?” 33rd Annual Eastern Conference, May 14-16, 2014 (paper and presentation).
- S. Li, D. Coit, S. Selcuklu, and F. Felder, “Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning Robust Optimization Considering Climate Change,” Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Y. Guan and H. Liao (eds), 2014.
- X.Shan, F. Felder, D. Coit, “Game-theoretic Model for Electric Distribution Reliability with Government Intervention,” CESUN 2014, June 8-11, 2014 (paper and presentation).
- S.k Selcuklu, D. Coit, F. Felder, M. Rodgers, N. Wattanapongsakorn, “A New Methodology for Solving Multi-Objective Stochastic Optimization Problems with Independent Objective Functions,” IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2013), Bangkok, Thailand , December 10-13, 2013 (paper and presentation by Coit).
Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals
- S. Chandramowli and F. Felder, “Climate Change and Power Systems Planning – Opportunities and Challenges,” The Electricity Journal, Vol. 27, Issue 4, May 2014.
- F. Felder, “Climate Change Mitigation and the Global Energy System”, Villanova Environmental Law Journal, Vol. XXV, Issue 1.
- F. Felder., “Nuclear Power in the Second Obama Administration,” The Electricity Journal, March 2013, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 25-31.
- F. Felder, “Who Watches the ISO Watchman,” The Electricity Journal, December 2012, Volume 25, Issue 10, pp. 24-37.
- F. Felder, “Examining Electricity Price Suppression Due to Renewable Resources and Other Grid Investments,” The Electricity Journal, May 2011, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp. 34-46.
- F. Felder, “The Practical Equity Implications of Advanced Metering Infrastructure,” The Electricity Journal, Volume 23, Issue 6, July, pp. 56-64.
- R. Lathrop, B. Clough, A. Cottrell, J. Ehrenfeld, F. Felder, E. Green, D. Specca, M. Vodax, M. Xu, Y. Zhang and C. Vail, Assessing the Potential for New Jersey Forests to Sequester Carbon and Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emission Avoidance, prepared for the New Department of Environmental Protection, July.
- Consumer Advisory Council to the New York Independent System Operator, Recommendations of the NYISO Consumer Advisory Council to the NYISO Board of Directors, November 11, 2013.
- Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, EDC Solar Long-term Contracting Program Analysis, August 15, 2012.
- Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, A Review of Connecticut’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, July 2011.
- Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Analysis for the 2011 Draft New Jersey Energy Master Plan Update, March 2011.
- Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, PSE&G Energy Technology Demonstration Grant Program – Final Report, March 2011.
- M. Lahr, E. Coughlin, F. Felder, Economic Impacts of Energy Infrastructure Investments, October 2010.
- R. Lathrop, B. Clough, A. Cottrell, J. Ehrenfeld, F. Felder, E. Green, D. Specca, M. Vodax, M. Xu, Y. Zhang and C. Vail, Assessing the Potential for New Jersey Forests to Sequester Carbon and Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emission Avoidance, prepared for the New Department of Environmental Protection, July 2010.
Selected Publications & Activities
- Video: Energy Efficiency & the Environment, September 2014, Caucus NJ, NJTV.
- “New Jersey After the Storm,” on NJTV’s Caucus New Jersey with Steve Audubato, November 3, 2013 (watch video, approx. 27 minutes) Last year, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast. The storm caused $36.8 billion worth of damage and interrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands. NJ is still reeling from the effects. What progress has been made in the past year to rebuild and restore? The discussion covers changes put in place in anticipation of future storms, and the use of social media in these efforts.