About Ross Baldick PhD

Ross Baldick PhD is a strategic consultant to the electricity industry. He provides clients with: strategic analysis, expert testimony, market design & analysis, and proposal review.

Dr. Baldick is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He co-organizes the annual Austin Electricity Conference at UT-Austin.

Dr. Baldick’s current research involves:

  • economics of renewable integration
  • public policy and technical issues in electric transmission
  • optimization & economic theory applied to electric power system operations

The author of Applied Optimization: Formulation and Algorithms for Engineering Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Dr. Baldick is the author of more than 100 refereed journal articles.

Dr. Baldick has served as Research Fellow at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Visiting Researcher at the University of California Energy Institute; Visiting Researcher at the Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain; and Visiting Researcher at the Florence School of Regulation, Fiesole, Italy.

He earned his BSc (physics and mathematics) and BE (electrical engineering) degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia, and his MS and PhD (electrical engineering and computer sciences) from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1991-1992 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory researching electric transmission policy.