Full Name
Arne Olson
Job Title
Senior Partner
Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Arne leads E3’s Bulk Energy Infrastructure practice. Arne helps clients navigate changes to bulk electric system operations and investment needs brought about by increasing policy and market interest in clean and renewable energy production. He has led a number of landmark studies of the feasibility, cost and reliability implications of achieving deep decarbonization and high renewable penetration goals for electric utilities, including studies of 100% renewables in California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, New England and PJM. He consults extensively for utilities, asset owners, and electricity consumers in support of resource planning and commercial transactions. He also provides technical and strategic support to numerous utility regulators, government agencies and environmental organizations.

Arne has 25 years of experience in energy analysis, and he is a frequent speaker at energy conferences on the role renewable energy will play in decarbonizing the grid. He has provided expert witness testimony in regulatory and legal proceedings in eight states and three Canadian provinces. Prior to joining E3 in 2002, he served for six years in the Energy Policy Division of the Washington State Energy Office and its successor agencies.

Education: MS, international energy management and policy, University of Pennsylvania and the École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (IFP School); BS, statistics, and BS, mathematical sciences, University of Washington
Arne Olson