David E. White55 Bow Street, Arlington, MA 02474
G-W Associates, Arlington, MA
Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Tellus Institute, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
EDUCATIONThe University of Akron
Case-Western Reserve University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Recent ActivitiesDavid White is a consulting engineer specializing in computer-based analysis of energy and environmental systems. He has a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering Systems specializing in environmental studies, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics. He has had over 20 years' experience as a consultant focusing primarily on energy and environmental issues with a a focus on utility company operations with the MIT Energy Laboratory, Tellus Institute and Synapse. He has undertaken a wide range of U.S. and international studies evaluating energy usage, developing energy forecasts, evaluating conservation opportunities and assessing environmental impacts.
In addition to engineering and statistical analysis, Dr. White has designed and developed over the years a number of computer models for evaluating energy and environmental systems many of which are still in active use. Some recent computer models have been EXMOD for evaluating the impacts and externalties from power plants, and ELMO for evaluating the market power potential of electric utility systems. Other recent work has been the development of a methodology for tracking the environmental characteristics associated with deregulated electricity sales which is being considered by a number of ISO's. The results of these models have provided the basis for a number of reports and testimonies.
Dr. White has also worked on a number of non-energy software development projects and has taught computer software and modeling courses at a number of Boston area universities.
Avoided Energy-Supply Costs for Demand-Side Management Screening in Massachusetts, a Resource Insight report for the AESC Study Group, by Rachel Brailove, Paul Chernick, Susan Geller, Bruce Biewald, and David White, July 7, 1999.
Stranded Nuclear Waste: Implications of Electric Industry Deregulation for Nuclear Plant Retirements and Funding for Decommissioning and Spent Fuel, by Bruce Biewald and David White, January 15, 1999.
The Role of Ozone Transport In Reaching Attainment in the Northeast: Opportunities, Equity and Economics, a Synapse Energy Economics report for the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, by Tim Woolf, David White, Bruce Biewald, and William Moomaw, July 1998.
Grandfathering and Environmental Comparability: An Economic Analysis of Air Emission Regulations and Electricity Market Distortions, a Synapse Energy Economics report for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, by Bruce Biewald, David White, Tim Woolf, Frank Ackerman, and William Moomaw, June 11, 1998.
Analysis of Market Power in the APS and Duquesne Service Territories, prepared for the Maryland Office of People's Counsel, by Bruce Biewald and David White, February 9, 1998.
Horizontal Market Power in New England Electricity Markets: Simulation Results and a Review of NEPOOL's Analysis, prepared for the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, by Bruce Biewald, David E. White, and William Steinhurst, June 11, 1997 (a draft was published as Vermont DPS Technical Report No. 39 in March, 1997).
Full Environmental Disclosure for Electricity: Tracking and Reporting Key Information, a Regulatory Assistance Project report funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the U.S. EPA, and the U.S. DOE, by David Moskovitz, Tom Austin, Cheryl Harrington, Bruce Biewald, David E. White, and Robert Bigelow, March 1997.
"Follow the Money: A Method for Tracking Electricity for Environmental Disclosure," Bruce Biewald, David White, and Tim Woolf, The Electricity Journal, May 1999.
"Implications of Premature Nuclear Plant Closures: Funding Shortfalls for Nuclear Plant Decommissioning and Spent Fuel Transportation and Storage," Bruce Biewald and David White, prepared for the United States Association for Energy Economics and International Association for Energy Economics, 19th Annual North American Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 1998.
"Counting the Costs: Scientific Uncertainty and Valuation Perspective in EXMOD," Stephen Bernow, Bruce Biewald, William Dougherty, and David White, presented at technical meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, December 4-8, 1995.
New York State Environmental Externalities Cost Study, a Hagler Bailly Consulting report prepared for the Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation (ESEERCO), by R.D. Rowe, C.M. Lang, L.G. Chestnut, D.A. Latimer, D.A. Rae, S.M. Bernow, D.E. White, Oceana Publications, December 1995.
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