Gilbert Michaud

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Gilbert Michaud is a Senior Research Fellow at gLAWcal –Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom). He is also an Assistant Professor of Practice at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.

Dr. Gilbert Michaud is a Senior Research Fellow at gLAWcal –Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom).  He is also an Assistant Professor of Practice at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.  His applied research portfolio focuses on renewable energy policy, electric utilities, state politics, and economic and workforce development.  For his applied research portfolio, Dr. Michaud was awarded a faculty sustainability research award from Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability, as well as a Midwest Energy News 40Under 40 award, both in 2018.  In 2019,he won the “Best Article of the Year” award from the Association of EnergyEngineers (AEE) for his paper: “Non-Utility Photovoltaic Deployment: Evaluation of U.S. State-Level Policy Drivers.”  Dr.Michaud has published numerous academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, andhas been quoted in several national news media outlets, including NPR, Bloomberg Law, and S&P Global.  Michaud has also served as a guest editor for a special issue of Solar Energy Journal focused on solar economics and policy for climate action.  He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as well as an advanced certificate in Data Analytics from Cornell University.  

Assessing the value of distributed solar energy generation

Pitt, D., Michaud, G. (2015). Assessing the value of distributed solar energy generation. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 2(3), 105–113. doi: 10.1007/s40518-015-0030-0.

Natural disasters and the United States’ electricity grid: The role of FEMA and the value of micro-grids

Michaud, G. (2016). Natural disasters and the United States’ electricity grid: The role of FEMA and the value of micro-grids. Michigan Journal of Public Affairs, 13, 20–30.

Community shared solar in Virginia: Political and institutional barriers and possibilities

Michaud, G. (2016). Community shared solar in Virginia: Political and institutional barriers and possibilities. Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice, 5(1), 1–15.

Using proprietary databases to overcome data suppression in industry cluster analysis

Michaud, G., Jolley, G. J. (2017). Using proprietary databases to overcome data suppression in industry cluster analysis. Journal of Extension, 55(4), 4TOT5.

Analyzing the costs and benefits of distributed solar energy in Virginia (USA): A case study of collaborative energy planning

Pitt, D., Michaud, G., Duggan, A. (2017). Analyzing the costs and benefits of distributed solar energy in Virginia (USA): A case study of collaborative energy planning. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61(11), 2032–2049. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2017.1381074.

Shale industry’s economic contribution in Ohio, USA: Implications for future activity in the state

Michaud, G. (2018). Shale industry’s economic contribution in Ohio, USA: Implications for future activity in the state. Regional Science Inquiry, 2, 163–171.

The solar and wind economy in Ohio: Industry analysis and policy implications

Smith, C., Driver, D., Michaud, G. (2018). The solar and wind economy in Ohio: Industry analysis and policy implications. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development 20(1), 43–61.

Deploying solar energy with community choice aggregation: A carbon fee model

Michaud, G. (2018). Deploying solar energy with community choice aggregation: A carbon fee model. The Electricity Journal, 31(10), 32–38. doi: 10.1016/j.tej.2018.11.003.

The economic, fiscal, and workforce impacts of coal-fired power plant closures in Appalachian Ohio

Jolley, G. J., Khalaf, C., Michaud, G., Sandler, A. (2019). The economic, fiscal, and workforce impacts of coal-fired power plant closures in Appalachian Ohio. Regional Science Policy & Practice, 11(2), 403–422. doi: 10.1111/rsp3.12191.

Non-utility photovoltaic deployment: Evaluation of U.S. state-level policy drivers

Michaud, G., Pitt, D. (2019). Non-utility photovoltaic deployment: Evaluation of U.S. state-level policy drivers. Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, 38(3), 52–80. doi: 10.1080/10485236.2019.12043348.

Punctuating the equilibrium: A lens to understand energy and environmental policy changes

Michaud, G. (2019). Punctuating the equilibrium: A lens to understand energy and environmental policy changes. International Journal of Energy Research, 43(8), 3053–3057. doi: 10.1002/er.4464.

The economic contribution of logging, forestry, pulp & paper mills, and paper products: A 50-state analysis

Jolley, G. J., Khalaf, C., Michaud, G., Belleville, D. (2020). The economic contribution of logging, forestry, pulp & paper mills, and paper products: A 50-state analysis. Forest Policy and Economics, 115, 1–20. doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102140.

Perspectives on community solar policy adoption across the United States

Michaud, G. (2020). Perspectives on community solar policy adoption across the United States. Renewable Energy Focus, 33, 1–15. doi: 10.1016/j.ref.2020.01.001.

Community Renewables
Economic Development
Electric Utilities
Electricity Regulation
Energy Policy
Industry Clusters
Net Metering
Public Policy Theory
Solar Energy
State Politics
Workforce
Wind Energy