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Ross Beppler

Ph.D. Candidate

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
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Ross Beppler is a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. His current research is on utility rate design, grid integration of renewables, solar policy, and electricity regulation. Before coming to Tech, Ross studied power systems, graduating from Clemson University in May 2014 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Philosophy. At Tech, Ross is a Presidential Fellow, the Teams for Tech Advanced Fellow, and an NSF IGERT fellow (Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion). He has served as a facilitator and a TA for the Grand Challenges program and as president of the Public Policy Student Association. Ross has held internships in governmental affairs for the IEEE, transmission planning at Duke Energy, strategic energy analysis at the National Renewable Energy Lab, and energy efficiency and renewable energy analysis at the Georgia Public Service Commission.  In his spare time, he enjoys sports, board games, and cooking.

Faculty Advisor:
Daniel Matisoff
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering
Awards and
  • Georgia Tech President's Fellowship
  • NSF IGERT Fellowship: Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • William H. Read Award 2017-2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant - Public Policy 2017-2018
  • Outstanding Doctoral Policy Student 2016-2017


Research Fields:
  • Clean Energy
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Markets
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Financing and Subsidies
  • Innovation and Diffusion
  • Market-based Incentives
  • Policy Analysis
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Smart Grid
  • Energy

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