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Dalia Patino-Echeverri, Gendell Assistant Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy and Energy Initiative

Dr. Patino-Echeverri’s research focuses on public policy design for energy systems, with a particular emphasis on managing the risks arising from the uncertainties influencing the outcomes of government actions. Much of her current work focuses on the policies that affect capital investment decisions within the electricity industry, and the corresponding costs to society of electricity and air-emissions levels. Her models explore the effects of different government policies by representing the industry’s decisions under uncertainty on future technological advancements, fuel prices, and emissions regulations. This research incorporates various methodologies, including options valuation theory, stochastic dynamic optimization, simulation, statistical methods, and game theory. Recent projects include: 1) a study of how to provide mechanisms for investment in carbon capture and sequestration technologies; 2) research on public perceptions of different energy-environment tensions and costumer willingness to pay for solutions; 3) an investigation into the relative merits of biofuels relative to oil dependence; 4) the use of imprecise probabilities in decision making under uncertainty; and 5) the application of robust decision making for the design of energy policies under uncertainty.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  9 Circuit Drive
Office Phone:  (919) 358-0858
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Gross Hall 107, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    (also cross-listed as ENERGY 716L.001)
    LSRC A153, F 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    (also cross-listed as ENERGY 716L.01L)
    LSRC A153, F 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as ENERGY 716L.02L)
Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • ENVIRON 590.41, SPECIAL TOPICS Synopsis
    Env Hall 1111, F 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    Gross Hall 103, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Ph.D.Carnegie Mellon University2006
MSUniversity of Andes (Colombia)
BSUniversity of Andes (Colombia)

business and the environment
decision analysis
environmental policy
risk analysis
Research Interests: policy analysis for energy systems; decision making under uncertainty; risk management; and systems modeling.

Working Papers   (More Publications)

  1. D. Patino Echeverri, Suplementary Information for Flexible CCS papers (2014)
  2. D. Patino Echeverri, Supplemental Info - Felxible CCS + Wind, Working Paper (2014) [Supporting Information - Flexible CCS by venting + Wind, PDF]
  3. M.D.Ilic, S.Blumsack, D. Patino Echeverri and M. Jonker, Industry Regulators as Decision Makers, in Engineering Electricity Services of the Future (in review) (2008), Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013 USA
  4. D. Patino Echeverri and B. Morel, An Options Theory Method to Value Electricity Financial Transmission Rights (2006), paper available at [asp]
  5. D. Patino Echeverri, D. and B. Morel, The Fair Value of Operational Reliability, proceedings of the 7th IAEE European Energy Markets Conference (August, 2005), Bergen, Norway [pdf]
  6. D. Patino Echeverri, Z. Wu, and M. Ilic, Clean Air and Affordable Electricity, proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual North American Power Symposium (August, 2004), University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, U.S., CEIC 04-05 [htm]
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. R Bandyopadhyay and D Patiño-Echeverri, An alternate wind power integration mechanism: Coal plants with flexible amine-based CCS, Renewable Energy, vol. 85 (January, 2016), pp. 704-713, ISSN 0960-1481 [doi]
  2. M Yang, D Patiño-Echeverri, F Yang and E Williams, Industrial energy efficiency in China: Achievements, challenges and opportunities, Energy Strategy Reviews, vol. 6 (January, 2015), pp. 20-29, ISSN 2211-467X [doi]
  3. B Bohnengel, D Patiño-Echeverri and J Bergerson, Response to comment on "Environmental implications of United States coal exports: a comparative life cycle assessment of future power system scenarios"., Environmental science & technology, vol. 48 no. 23 (December, 2014), pp. 14055-14056, ISSN 0013-936X [doi]
  4. B Bohnengel, D Patiño-Echeverri and J Bergerson, Response to comment on “Environmental implications of united states coal exports: a comparative life cycle assessment of future power system scenarios”., Environmental science & technology, vol. 48 no. 23 (December, 2014), pp. 14051-14052, ISSN 0013-936X [doi]
  5. JD Kern, D Patino-Echeverri and GW Characklis, An integrated reservoir-power system model for evaluating the impacts of wind integration on hydropower resources, Renewable Energy, vol. 71 (November, 2014), pp. 553-562, ISSN 0960-1481 [doi]

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