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Mr. Akarsh Sheilendranath is a senior associate with over ten years of experience spanning electric transmission planning, generation asset valuation, electricity market modeling, strategic planning, as well as regulatory finance and cost of capital cases for utility clients.

Mr. Sheilendranath combines both engineering and business backgrounds, and brings extensive knowledge in large scale renewable resource integration and grid reliability planning, gained leading key strategic initiatives at ISO New England and Eversource Energy, prior to his joining The Brattle Group. He has previously represented ISO New England in the Department of Energy (DOE)-funded national planning coordination process, and has also presented ISO New England’s strategic planning analyses and initiatives at advisory committees.

At The Brattle Group, he assists a wide range of clients throughout the U.S. in regulatory finance, business strategy and all matters related to electric transmission, economic planning, and asset valuation. His recent engagements include assisting clients in valuing large scale wind generation developments in major ISO/RTO regions, conducting transmission cost-benefit analyses for RTOs, assisting PUCs in evaluation of competitive transmission proposals, and managing cost of capital and other regulatory finance-related cases for Brattle experts.

Publications
Report
Resetting FERC ROE Policy: A Window of Opportunity
May 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The whitepaper discusses potential long-term changes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) return on equity (ROE) policy.

Presentation
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Proposed New York AC Transmission Upgrades
September 15, 2015
Presented to NYISO and DPS Staff
Report
Lake Erie Connector Market Assessment Report
May 2015
Prepared for ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC
Report
Toward More Effective Transmission Planning: Addressing the Costs and Risks of an Insufficiently Flexible Electricity Grid
April 2015
Prepared for WIRES
News & Events
May 21, 2018
Brattle Economists Outline Recommendations for Reformulating FERC ROE Policy in New Whitepaper

Brattle economists have authored a whitepaper that discusses potential long-term changes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) return on equity (ROE) policy.

August 25, 2017
Brattle Announces Senior Associate Promotions

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Lucia Bazzucchi, Francesca Mazzarella, Akarsh Sheilendranath, Mike Tolleth, and John Tsoukalis to Senior Associate.

June 29, 2017
Brattle Economists to Present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries Annual Western Conference

A group of Brattle consultants will present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries’ (CRRI) 30th Annual Western Conference, taking place June 28-30, 2017 in Monterey, CA.

April 23, 2015
Delaying Investment in U.S. Transmission Infrastructure Can Result in Higher Costs and Increased Risks, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A report released by Brattle economists finds that U.S. transmission planning processes need to more fully recognize the benefits of enhanced transmission to protect consumers from the high costs and risks of an inadequate and insufficiently flexible grid.