Stan Mark Kaplan

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Areas of Expertise

Electric power and fuel markets

Stan has worked in the energy area since 1978, including stints as the fuel supply manager for Austin Energy, manager of fuel analysis for the Texas Public Utility Commission, and as a consultant in the electric, coal, and natural gas areas. He was most recently a senior energy analyst with the Congressional Research Service and the manager responsible for electric power, coal, uranium, and renewable data at the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Current Research

An article on the role of technological obsolescence in the collapse of domestic coal demand.


B.A., 1974, History, Rutgers University
M.A., 1977, Public Policy, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin


Most recent publications and presentations:

EIA’s New Electric Power Initiative (with April Lee and Jim Diefenderfer), Public Utility Fortnightly, November 2018

New EIA Data Collections and Relevance to System Reliability, IEEE Working Group on Distribution Reliability, July 29, 2014.

Implications of Shifting Coal and Gas for Power, presentation to the Industrial Minerals Frac Sands Conference, September 24, 2013.

Impact of Coal Displacement on Unit and System Operations, presentation to the 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, November 4-7, 2012.

Selected Congressional Research Service Reports:
Electricity Transmission Cost Allocation (with Adam Vann), April 21, 2010

Emission Allowance Allocation to Electricity Local Distribution Companies: Considerations for Policymakers (with Jonathan L. Ramseur), January 26, 2010

Displacing Coal with Generation from Existing Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants, January 19, 2010