Dalia Patino-Echeverri

Dalia Patino-Echeverri

Gendell Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy

Secondary Appointment

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.

In The News


Daraeepour, A., D. Patino-Echeverri, and A. J. Conejo. “Economic and environmental implications of different approaches to hedge against wind production uncertainty in two-settlement electricity markets: A PJM case study.” Energy Economics 80 (May 1, 2019): 336–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.01.015.
Camilleri, A. R., R. P. Larrick, S. Hossain, and D. Patino-Echeverri. “Consumers underestimate the emissions associated with food but are aided by labels.” Nature Climate Change 9, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 53–58. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0354-z.
Cornelius, A., R. Bandyopadhyay, and D. Patiño-Echeverri. “Assessing environmental, economic, and reliability impacts of flexible ramp products in MISO's electricity market.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 81 (January 1, 2018): 2291–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.037.
Li, M., and D. Patiño-Echeverri. “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 111 (December 1, 2017): 222–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.09.011.

Recent Grants


ENVIRON 717: Markets for Electric Power (ENVIRON 717: Markets for Electric Power)
ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 590: Special Topics (ENVIRON 590: Special Topics)
ENERGY 716L: Modeling for Energy Systems (ENERGY 716L: Modeling for Energy Systems)

Contact Information

9 Circuit Drive, Env Hall 3118
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328


Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University (2006)