Senior Lead Economist
Ms. Walter evaluates strategic market design and economic issues for PJM, including quantitative and qualitative analytical support on topics that impact PJM strategy, including state and federal policy initiatives, technological advances and broader economic trends. Ms. Walter focuses on market design and economic trends in electricity markets and grid operations. Currently, Laura is leading a team to implement FERC Order 841: Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs in PJM.
Previous roles at PJM included stints in Performance Compliance, Market Analysis, Finance and Emerging Markets. Prior to joining PJM in 2008, Ms. Walter worked in Commodity Supply Planning at FirstEnergy Solutions and Rates and Regulatory Affairs at FirstEnergy Corp. Ms. Walter earned a Master’s degree in economics from Kent State University.