Office: Holmes 446
Tel: (808)956-3795 (Office)
I specialize in modeling the technical and economic performance of power systems with large shares of renewable energy, particularly focusing on the potential for demand-side response to ease the integration of intermittent renewable resources (e.g., if electric vehicles charge automatically during sunny or windy times of day).
I taught EE491K - Electric Power Systems in Fall 2012. More details on this course can be found here.
- Matthias Fripp and Brian Krohn (in review), "Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Renewable, Nuclear and Carbon-Capture Power Plants."
- Matthias Fripp (2012), "Switch: A Planning Tool for Power Systems with Large Shares of Intermittent Renewable Energy," Environmental Science & Technology 46(11): 6371-6378. DOI: 10.1021/es204645c
- James Nelson, Josiah Johnston, Ana Mileva, Matthias Fripp, Ian Hoffman, Autumn Petros-Good Christian Blanco, and Daniel M. Kammen (2012), "High-resolution modeling of the western North American power system demonstrates low-cost and low-carbon futures," Energy Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.01.031
- Brian Krohn and Matthias Fripp (2012), "A Life Cycle Assessment of Biodiesel Derived from the 'Niche Filling' Energy Crop Camelina in the USA," Applied Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.10.025
- Matthias Fripp (2011), Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Operating Reserves Used to Backup Large-Scale Wind Power, Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es200417b
- Matthias Fripp (2009), Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Clean Coal, Clean Gas and Wind Generators, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University.
- Diana Poputoaia and Matthias Fripp (2008), European Experience with Tradable Green Certificates and Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Electricity Support, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University.
- Matthias Fripp (2008), Optimal Investment in Wind and Solar Power in California, Ph.D. Dissertation, U.C. Berkeley, Energy & Resources Group. (For a summary of findings and their implications, see the Conclusions section, pp. 154-58.)
- Matthias Fripp and Ryan H. Wiser (2008), "Effects of Temporal Wind Patterns on the Value of Wind-Generated Electricity at Sites in California and the Northwest," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 23(2): 477-485.
- Asher Ghertner and Matthias Fripp (2007), "Trading Away Damage: Quantifying Environmental Leakage through Consumption-Based, Life- Cycle Analysis," Ecological Economics 63: 2-3: 563-577.
- Matthias Fripp and Ryan H. Wiser (2006), Analyzing the Effects of Temporal Wind Patterns on the Value of Wind-Generated Electricity at Different Sites in California and the Northwest, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL-60152. Berkeley, CA.
- Richard McCann, Dallas Burtraw, Matthias Fripp and Steven Moss (2005), "Recommendations for the design of modeling and analysis of the electricity sector to guide options for climate policy in California," Chapter 9 in The Berkeley Climate Policy Study: Potential Economic Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Policy in California, edited by W. Michael Hanemann and Alexander E. Farrell. California Environmental Protection Agency.
- Kamal H. Kapadia, Matthias Fripp and Daniel M. Kammen (2004), Putting Renewables to Work: How Many Jobs Can the Clean Energy Industry Generate? Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) Report, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
- Matthias Fripp (2003), Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Metastable Defect in Czochralski Silicon, Master's Project, U.C. Berkeley, Energy & Resources Group.
- Matthias Fripp (1999), Racing Down the Experience Curve: policies to accelerate the use of renewable energy sources, Bachelor of Arts Honors Thesis, Lewis & Clark College, Environmental Studies.
Education and Work Experience
- Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since June 2012.
- NextEra Energy Resources Research Fellow in Renewable Energy at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford in 2008-12.
- Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008
- Master's degree from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Lewis & Clark College in 1999.