Dr. Faruqui is an energy economist whose consulting practice encompasses rate design, demand response, distributed energy resources, demand forecasting, decarbonization, electrification and energy efficiency, and load flexibility.

In his career, Dr. Faruqui has advised some 150 clients in 12 countries on 5 continents and appeared before regulatory bodies, governments, and legislative councils in Alberta (Canada), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Egypt, FERC, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick (Canada), Nova Scotia (Canada), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (Canada), Pennsylvania, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia (ECRA), Texas, and Washington.

He has authored or coauthored more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed and trade journals and co-edited 5 books on industrial structural change, customer choice, and electricity pricing. His innovations have been cited in Bloomberg, Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes, and National Geographic, in addition to news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and  The Washington Post. He has also appeared on Fox Business News and NPR.

He has taught economics at San Jose State University, the University of California, Davis, and the University of Karachi and delivered guest lectures at Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Idaho, MIT, New York University, Northwestern, Rutgers, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. He has also given seminars on energy issues on 20 countries on 6 continents.


University of California, Davis
PhD in Economics and MA in Agricultural Economics

University of Karachi
BA in Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics

Personal Interests

Ahmad has numerous interests including photography, travel writing, and military history.


October 2020

Direct testimony before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas on behalf of Evergy Kansas Central, Inc. and Evergy Kansas South, Inc. in the matter of the Joint Application of Westar Energy, Inc. and Kansas Gas and Electric Company to Make Certain Changes in Their Charges for Electric Services, Docket No. 18-WSEE-328-RTS

June 2020

Virtual proceedings in front of the Alberta Utilities Commission, Application No. 24116-A001, Proceeding ID No. 24116.

June 2020

Rebuttal testimony before the Public Service Commission of South Carolina on behalf of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Duke Energy Progress, LLC in the matter of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC's Establishment of Solar Choice Metering Tariffs Pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. Section 58-40-20 and Duke Energy Progress, LLC's Establishment of Solar Choice Metering Tariffs Pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. Section 58-40-20, Docket No. 2020-264-E and Docket No. 2020-265-E. 

June 2020

Information Response to Alberta Utilities Commission in Electric Distribution System Inquiry - Combined Module Proceedings ID 24116.