Research Assistant Professor

jdkern@live.unc.edu

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Biography

Jordan Kern’s research combines power systems engineering, finance and economics, risk management, hydrology and environmental science. Kern is interested in some of the big changes occurring in the electric power industry, and how these alter power system operations, the financial outlook of electric utilities, water resources and the environment.

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, UNC Chapel Hill, 2014
M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, UNC Chapel Hill, 2010
B.S., Environmental Science, UNC Chapel Hill, 2007

Selected Publications

Kern, J.D., Characklis, G.W. (in review). “Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, low natural gas prices and the financial cost of ramp rate restrictions at hydroelectric dams.” Energy Economics

Kern, J.D., Characklis, G.W., Foster, B. (2015). “Natural gas price uncertainty and the cost effectiveness of hedging against low hydropower revenues caused by drought.” Water Resources Research. Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 2412-2427.

Kern, J.D., Patino-Echeverri, D., Characklis, G.W. (2014). “An Integrated Reservoir-Power System Model for Evaluating the Impact of Wind Power Integration on Hydropower Resources.” Renewable Energy, Vol. 71, November 2014, pp. 553-562.

Kern, J.D., Patino-Echeverri, D., Characklis, G.W. (2014). “The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams.” Environmental Science and Technology.Vol. 48, No. 16, pp. 9844-9851.

Kern, J.D., Characklis, G.W., Doyle, M.D., Blumsack, S. and R.B. Whisnant (2012). “Influence of Deregulated Electricity Markets on Hydropower Generation and Downstream Flow Regime,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 138, No. 4: pp. 342-355