Research Projects


Our researchers explore critical issues and address challenges that have regional, national, and global implications.


About Our Research Grants

Each year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awards grants to Penn faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support new research or supplement existing research.

Our annual call for grants is now closed. Stay up to date on next year’s call:

For questions about the research grants program, please email Angela Pachon


Awarded Research Projects

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Achieving Net-Zero Emissions in The State of Michigan Climate, Electricity 2021-2022 Peter Psarras Emissions
The Efficiency of Electricity Pricing Schemes Electricity, Markets & Regulation 2021-2022 Arthur van Benthem Finance & Investment
Increasing Electricity Access in the Developing World through Equitable Load-Shedding Electricity, Access & Equity 2020-2021 Tomer Mangoubi International
Implementing SDG7 in the Informal Settlements: The Case of Accra, Ghana Electricity, Access & Equity 2019-2020 Eugenie Birch International
Endogenizing Fuel Price Risk (and Uncertainty) Electricity, Fossil Fuels, Markets & Regulation 2018-2019 Steven Kimbrough Electricity Markets, Finance & Investment, Risk
Repowering Ulaanbaatar: Urbanization after Coal Fossil Fuels, Electricity 2018-2019 Nicholas Pevzner, Stephanie Carlisle Coal, International, Public Health
Power Issue of Scenario Journal Access & Equity, Electricity, Emerging Tech 2018-2019 Nicholas Pevzner, Stephanie Carlisle Politics
A Data Driven PV Power Forecasting Model Renewables, Electricity 2017-2018 Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles Distributed Energy, Grids, Solar
The Impact of Renewable Energy Procurement Auctions in Brazil Renewables, Electricity 2017-2018 Gabrielle Vasey Electricity Markets, Grids, Hydropower, International
The Multinational as Policy Driver in Africa: A Case Study Electricity 2016-2017 Sarah Byala International
Humidity Responsive, Water Harvesting and Self-Cooling Building Envelopes Emerging Tech, Cities & Buildings, Electricity 2016-2017 Shu Yang Water
Lighting Dark Corners: Improving Light Efficiency with Kirigami Electricity 2015-2016 Randall Kamien Energy Efficiency
A Research Agenda for Tribology Emerging Tech, Electricity 2014-2015 Robert Carpick, Andy Jackson Energy Efficiency