Dr. Shavel is an energy economist with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in the economics and operations of the U.S. electric power system, generation and transmission investment, and environmental strategy. He has performed work for a wide range of clients, including generation and transmission companies, natural gas pipelines, marketers, developers, industry research groups, and as federal agencies.
Dr. Shavel has broad experience developing models of North American power systems, including the Integrated Planning Model by ICF International. He has also directed significant assignments for major electric utilities, independent transmission companies, RTOs, independent power producers and private equity on matters such as coal plant retirements, fuel price forecasting, the benefits of new transmission lines and power plant valuation.
Dr. Shavel has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory agencies, and the Ontario Energy Board.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Shavel was a Vice President at Charles River Associates (CRA). While at CRA, he led the development of the National Energy and Environment Model (NEEM) and contributed to its integration with the Multi-Region National Macroeconomic Model.
Expert witness regarding NSTAR Electric Company's petition to construct a transmission line in Massachusetts. Before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and Department of Public Utilities on behalf of GENON Canal, LLC, EFSB 10-2/D.P.U. 10-131/D.P.U. 10-132
Expert witness regarding the Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario's export tariff. In the matter of a review of an application filed by Hydro One Networks Inc. for an order or orders approving a transmission revenue requirement and rates and other charges for the transmission of electricity for 2013 and 2014, EB-2012-0031
Expert witness regarding the Michigan/Ontario Phase Angle Regulators at the FERC. In Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., FERC Docket No. ER11-1844
Coal Plant Retirements and Power Markets
Prepared for the American Public Power Association Legal Seminar, Key West, Florida
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas
December 10, 2013
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
EPA Electric Sector Policies, Natural Gas Prices, and Electricity Prices
Presented at the 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference Proceedings
Examining CAIR, CSAPR, Eastern SO2 and NOx Emissions
Published in Power Engineering
The Reliability Implications of EPA's Proposed Transport Rule and Forthcoming Utility MACT
Published by Charles River Associates
A Consistent Framework for Measuring Extra High Voltage Transmission Benefits and Costs
June 10, 2010
Presented at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Technical Conference on Planning Models and Software, Washington, DC
Economic Analysis of California Climate Initiatives: An Integrated Approach
Published by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Ph.D. in Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M. in Operations Research
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. in Mathematics