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Dalia Patino-Echeverri, Gendell Family Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy and Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy and Assistant Professor in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society


Dalia Patino-Echeverri

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  9 Circuit Drive, Env Hall 3118, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 358-0858, (919) 613-7461
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2018):

    Env Hall 1111, MW 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    DKU Conf 1103, TuTh 01:00 PM-02:15 PM


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.


Amines • Arbitrage • Carbon • Carbon Dioxide • Coal • Commerce • Conservation of Energy Resources • Costs and Cost Analysis • Ecosystem • Electric Power Supplies • Energy storage • Energy-Generating Resources • Environment • Gas, Natural • Greenhouse Effect • Information Theory • Natural gas • Power Plants • Rivers • Sulfur Dioxide • Uncertainty

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Cornelius, A; Bandyopadhyay, R; Patiño-Echeverri, D, Assessing environmental, economic, and reliability impacts of flexible ramp products in MISO's electricity market, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 81 (January, 2018), pp. 2291-2298 [doi]
  2. Li, M; Patiño-Echeverri, D, Estimating benefits and costs of policies proposed in the 13th FYP to improve energy efficiency and reduce air emissions of China's electric power sector, Energy Policy, vol. 111 (December, 2017), pp. 222-234 [doi]
  3. Daraeepour, A; Kazempour, SJ; Patino-Echeverri, D; Conejo, AJ, Strategic Demand-Side Response to Wind Power Integration, Ieee Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31 no. 5 (September, 2016), pp. 3495-3505 [doi]
  4. Alqahtani, BJ; Patiño-Echeverri, D, Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plants: Paving the way for thermal solar, Applied Energy, vol. 169 (May, 2016), pp. 927-936 [doi]
  5. Yu, M; Weinthal, E; Patiño-Echeverri, D; Deshusses, MA; Zou, C; Ni, Y; Vengosh, A, Water Availability for Shale Gas Development in Sichuan Basin, China., Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 50 no. 6 (March, 2016), pp. 2837-2845 [doi]  [abs]