Majid Ahmadi

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
Office Location:
DM Smith 200
Related Links:


  • Industrial Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, B.Sc.
Awards and
  • Climate Change Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018
  • “People’s Choice” Award for tackling cybersecurity risks of energy systems, Institute for Information Security & Privacy, 2018


Research Fields:
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Markets
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Financing and Subsidies
  • Information Programs
  • Innovation and Diffusion
  • Institutional Analysis
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Smart Grid
  • Transportation

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • Smart grid governance: An international review of evolving policy issues and innovations
    In: WIREs Energy and Environment [Peer Reviewed]
    Date: May 2018

    The electric power systems of many industrialized nations are challenged by the need to accommodate distributed renewable generation, increasing demands of a digital society, growing threats to infrastructure security, and concerns over global climate disruption. The “smart grid”—with a two‐way flow of electricity and information between utilities and consumers—can help address these challenges, but various financial, regulatory, and technical obstacles hinder its rapid deployment. An overview of experiences with smart grids policies in pioneering countries shows that many governments have designed interventions to overcome these barriers and to facilitate grid modernization. Smart grid policies include a new generation of regulations and finance models such as regulatory targets, requirements for data security and privacy, renewable energy credits, and various interconnection tariffs and utility subsidies.

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