Jason Frost joined Synapse as a Research Associate in August of 2018. His work at Synapse spans many topics, with a particular focus on transportation, wholesale electricity markets, and building decarbonization. He currently serves as Synapse’s Topic Area Manager for transportation sector work. He is a developer of two tools in Synapse’s multisector decarbonization toolkit: the Electric Vehicle Regional Emissions and Demand Impacts (EV-REDI) model and the Building Decarbonization Calculator (BDC). Both tools apply a stock turnover framework to quantify greenhouse gas emissions, electricity consumption, and fossil fuel consumption in future scenarios with varying adoption of EVs and heat pumps. Mr. Frost’s work also involves in-depth analysis and evaluation of wholesale electricity market rules, including those of ISO New England and PJM. He has advised public interest clients on winter energy security initiatives in New England and the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in PJM.
Mr. Frost holds a BS in Physics from Stanford University. While at Stanford, he modeled optimal charging of electric vehicles on campus. Additionally, he worked on academic projects related to the variation of Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) for buses in California and the value of utilizing capacity markets. Mr. Frost spent three summers working on applied physics research, most recently at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At LBNL he modeled the movement of electrons in thermoelectric materials, which can convert heat into electricity. He has also conducted research in Stanford’s Department of Electrical Engineering and at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.