Chief Economic Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, USA
Research Interests: ISO market design and optimal power flow models
Biography: Richard O’Neill is the Chief Economic Advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Previously, he was Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Office of Pipeline and Producer Regulation. From 1978 to 1986, he directed oil and gas analysis and forecasting at the Energy Information Administration.From 1973 to 1978, he was on the Louisiana State University computer science faculty.
From 1969 to 1973, he was on the University of Maryland business school faculty. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering, an MBA and a Doctorate in operations research from the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and an Associate Researcher in the University of Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group. In 2016, he received the International Association of Energy Economics Outstanding Contributions to Energy Economics Award.
His work with governments and companies has included mathematical software, energy modeling, forecasting, open access, restructuring, competition, performance-based regulation, market power mitigation and market design. His work has appeared in journals and books in Applied Mathematics, Optimization, Operations Research, Computer Science, Energy, Electrical Engineering, Economics, and Law.