Ben Bovarnick

Senior Product Manager, Energy Storage at Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Master of Environmental Management  2018
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Ben Bovarnick is a Senior Product Manager, Energy Storage at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco. Ben graduated in 2018 with a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, focusing on how regulatory policy and innovative financial tools can be used to develop new markets for advanced energy technologies, with particular focus on the electricity sector. At Yale, he was a researcher for the SEEDS II low-moderate-income-solar-market project. In partnership with CBEY, he also conducted an independent study on the barriers and opportunities for increasing the role of new energy technologies within US electricity markets.

In the summer of 2017, Ben worked to deploy $20 million in public grants for community microgrid projects throughout New York state through an internship with the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. Prior to Yale, Ben worked for three years as a Research Assistant with the Energy Policy team at the Center for American Progress. At CAP, Ben studied and developed state and federal policies designed to bolster the finance and deployment of renewable energy and US engagement in international climate mitigation efforts. His research included US energy-storage markets, low-income-solar access, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, climate-related risk insurance, UNFCCC negotiations, and wastewater-infrastructure-resilience efforts.

Ben holds a BA in chemistry and political science from the University of Rochester. He is originally from Oakland, California. He is an avid fan of Bay Area sports and Mission-style burritos.

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Electricity Evolution: Meet the Ringmasters
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Barriers and Solutions to Low and Moderate-Income Solar Adoption
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The Grand Finale: Energy-Grid Barriers and Solutions
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Regulators and Pilots: Now for Our First Act
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The Elephant on the Grid: What about the Federal Government?
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A High-Wire Act: Balancing a Modern Grid with Regulated Assets
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Juggling Approaches to Power Procurement
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As Renewables Become Commonplace, What Lies on the Horizon?
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Electricity Evolution: Meet the Ringmasters
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