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Mr. Thapa is an expert in the regulation and economics of the energy sector.

He has over seven years of relevant experience providing advice and litigation support to clients in the natural gas, electricity, petroleum, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors. He has particular expertise in gas-electric interface and has provided strategic advice and assisted with preparation of expert testimony on issues surrounding gas-electric planning and coordination. In addition, Mr. Thapa has experience and expertise in a broad range areas which include antitrust/competition; ratemaking and regulatory policy; contract pricing, litigation, and damages; business and asset valuation, and electric transmission.

Mr. Thapa previously worked as a Research Analyst at Brattle from 2006-2009 focusing on regulatory issues in the natural gas industry. He also has previous experience as a Summer Associate in the Acquisition and Strategic Department at Harvest Power, a renewable waste-to-energy company.

Testimony
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. AD12-12-000, Filed Comments re: Coordination between Natural Gas and Electricity Markets
March 30, 2012
Publications
Presentation
Demand Response for Natural Gas Distribution
June 29, 2018
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 31st Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Demand Response for Natural Gas Distribution: Opportunities and Challenges
June 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study evaluates both the potential benefits of and challenges hindering natural gas demand response (DR).

Presentation
The Global Context for Alaskan Oil and LNG
December 12, 2016
Presented at Law Seminars International's (LSI) 12th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation
Presentation
Changing Times – New Uncertainties: Assessing Their Effects on Global Energy and LNG Export Markets
December 08, 2014
Presented at the LSI Energy Markets and Regulation in Alaska Conference, Anchorage, AK
Report
Understanding Natural Gas Markets
September 2014
Published by the American Petroleum Institute
Presentation
Outlook for North American Trade in LNG and Oil
October 24, 2013
Presented at the LSI Energy Exports in the Northwest Conference
Presentation
The Uncertain Future For ANS LNG Exports
December 03, 2012
Presented at LSI's Energy in Alaska Conference, Anchorage, AK
News & Events
June 06, 2018
Brattle Analysis: Natural Gas Demand Response Could Alleviate Peak Supply Constraints

A study released today by Brattle economists evaluates both the potential benefits of and challenges hindering natural gas demand response (DR).

June 05, 2017
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Favorable Initial Decision for BP Products North America Inc. on Discrimination Claims Against Sunoco Pipeline

An initial decision by the FERC, finding that Sunoco Pipeline L.P. discriminated against BP Products North America Inc., relied extensively on testimony and evidence submitted by Brattle Principal Steve Levine.

December 12, 2016
Paul Carpenter to Present at LSI Conference on Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation

Brattle Principal Paul Carpenter will present at the Law Seminars International’s (LSI) 12th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation, taking place December 12-13, 2016 in Anchorage, AK and via webcast.

January 15, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Reveals Increasing Competition Between Renewable Power and LNG-Fueled Gas-Fired Generation in Global Energy Markets

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group finds that competition between renewable power and gas-fired generation using liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America is increasing in overseas markets as a result of declining renewable power costs.

September 02, 2014
Brattle Consultants Prepare Two Reports for the American Petroleum Institute on Natural Gas and Crude Oil Markets

Brattle consultants have authored two separate reports for the American Petroleum Institute (API) that provide a comprehensive overview of the natural gas and crude oil and product markets.

June 04, 2014
Brattle Co-Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Potential Role of Demand Response in the Natural Gas Industry

The Brattle Group and Brown Rudnick LLP co-hosted the event, “Gas Demand Response: A Solution to the Electricity/Gas Interface Issue?”