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Mr. Pfeifenberger is an economist with a background in electrical engineering and over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of regulatory economics and finance.

He has assisted clients in the formulation of business and regulatory strategy, submitted expert testimony to the U.S. Congress, courts, arbitration panels, and regulatory agencies around the world, and provided support in mediation, arbitration, settlement, and stakeholder processes.

Mr. Pfeifenberger specializes in electricity market design, utility industry regulation, transmission, financial valuation, energy industry litigation, and business strategy.

On behalf of his clients, Mr. Pfeifenberger has addressed resource adequacy and capacity market designs, the economic benefits and cost allocation of transmission projects, the economics and market potential of electricity storage, implications of restructuring policies, competitive conduct in electric power markets, and the value of assets and contracts. He has also explored the benefits of alternative regulation, the desirability of settlement proposals, and the impact of regulatory and legislative actions in the context of evolving market conditions.

He is retained frequently by counsel to testify in regulatory and litigation cases or provide litigation support, including identifying and coordinating expert witnesses and assistance with discovery, depositions, and cross examination on economic or highly technical industry matters.

Before joining The Brattle Group, Mr. Pfeifenberger was a Consultant for Cambridge Energy Research Associates and a Research Assistant at the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria.

Testimony

Mr. Pfeifenberger has testified in numerous regulatory, litigation, and arbitration proceedings, including before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various U.S. state and Canadian regulatory commissions. For a list of testimony, please email Hannes.Pfeifenberger@brattle.com.

Publications
Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind Generation and Transmission Needs
May 23, 2018
Presented to the Offshore Wind Transmission, USA Conference

An analysis of U.S. offshore wind developments by Brattle economists shows that state policymakers in the northeastern U.S. are now committed to procure approximately 8,000 MW of offshore wind generation over the next decade.

Report
Fourth Review of PJM's Variable Resource Requirement Curve
April 19, 2018
Samuel A. Newell, David Luke Oates, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, Michael Hagerty, John Imon Pedtke, Matthew Witkin, and Emily Shorin
Prepared for PJM

The Brattle Group has been commissioned to conduct the Quadrennial Review of the Variable Resource Requirement (VRR) curve that PJM uses in its capacity market, the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM).

Report
PJM Cost of New Entry: Combustion Turbines and Combined-Cycle Plants with June 1, 2022 Online Date
April 19, 2018
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Bin Zhou, Emily Shorin, Perry Fitz, Sang H. Gang, Patrick S. Daou, and John Wroble
Prepared for PJM

PJM Interconnection, L.L.C (PJM) retained The Brattle Group and Sargent & Lundy to review key elements of the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM), as required periodically under PJM’s tariff.

Report
Comments in Response to DOE's Request for Information DE-FOA-0001886
April 4, 2018
Prepared in Response to the DOE's Request for Information DE-FOA-0001886

The comments address hydropower participation in the current operations landscape. Specifically, the authors provide background information on the value of hydro plants, a discussion of market rules and software challenges and limitations, optimized energy and ancillary services market performance, additional benefits from making hydro plants more flexible, and transmission congestion relief.

Presentation
Maximizing the Market Value of Flexible Hydro Generation
March 29, 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study examines flexible hydro resources in wholesale power markets and finds that improving operational practices and market rules may be able to enhance the value of these resources by 200% to 500%.

Presentation
Opportunities for Storage Under FERC Order 841
March 28, 2018
Presented at Energy Storage Association's (ESA) Webinar "Kicking the Tires on Order 841: Diving into Details, Opportunities, and Challenges"
Presentation
Hello World: Alberta's Capacity Market
March 18, 2018
Presented at the 2018 IPPSA Conference

This presentation provides an update on the policy framework and draft proposal of Alberta’s new electricity market.

Report
Getting to 50 GW? The Role of FERC Order 841, RTOs, States, and Utilities in Unlocking Storage's Potential
February 22, 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study examines the current state and potential future growth of the U.S. market for electricity storage, and finds that storage market potential could grow to 50,000 MW over the next decade if storage costs continue to decline and state regulatory policies build on the recently-issued FERC Order 841 to remove barriers that prevent storage resources from realizing multiple value streams.

Report
Market Power Screens and Mitigation Options for AESO Energy and Ancillary Service Markets
January 26, 2018
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Presentation
Modeling the 1-Step and 2-Step Dispatch Approaches to Account for GHG Emissions from EIM Transfers to Serve CAISO Load
November 17, 2017
Prepared for the California ISO
Presentation
Modelling Enhancements for CAISO Transmission Planning
October 06, 2017
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kai Van Horn, Michael Hagerty, John Imon Pedtke, and Jesse Cohen
Prepared for LS Power
Presentation
Transmission Planning Strategies to Accommodate Renewables
September 11, 2017
Presented at Energy Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) Conference on Renewable Energy Grid Operations
Presentation
Flexibility Enhancements: Alberta Needs and Experience from Other Jurisdictions
August 15, 2017
Prepared for Alberta Electricity System Operator
Presentation
Advancing Past “Baseload” to a Flexible Grid: How Grid Planners and Power Markets Are Better Defining System Needs to Achieve a Cost-Effective and Reliable Supply Mix
July 28, 2017
Presented to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Presentation
Well-Planned Transmission to Integrate Customer Needs and Resources
July 14, 2017
Presented at WIRES
Article
How Wholesale Power Markets and State Environmental Policies Can Work Together
July 10, 2017
Published in Utility Dive
Report
Advancing Past "Baseload" to a Flexible Grid: How Grid Planners and Power Markets Are Better Defining System Needs to Achieve a Cost-Effective and Reliable Supply Mix
June 26, 2017
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The report examines why traditional “baseload” power plants, such as coal and nuclear, are becoming less economical, why their ability to produce power continuously is less essential in today’s supply mix, and why operational flexibility is an increasingly important ingredient for a cost-effective supply of electricity.

Article
Reforming Ontario’s Wholesale Electricity Market: The Costs and Benefits
June 2017
Published in Energy Regulation Quarterly, Volume 5, Issue 2
This article provides a review of a recent report authored by Brattle economists examining the net benefit that Ontario could realize through implementation of a locational energy market, improving the system’s operating flexibility, and the introduction of an incremental capacity auction for maintaining resource adequacy.
Report
The Future of Ontario's Electricity Market: A Benefits Case Assessment of the Market Renewal Project
April 20, 2017
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, Judy Chang, Mariko Geronimo Aydin, Walter Graf, Peter Cahill, James Mashal, and John Imon Pedtke
Prepared for IESO
Report
Production Cost Savings Offered by Regional Transmission and a Regional Market in the Mountain West Transmission Group Footprint
April 10, 2017
Prepared for Basin Electric Power Cooperative; Black Hills Corporation; Colorado Springs Utilities; Platte River Power Authority; Public Service Company of Colorado; Tri-State Generation and Transmission Cooperative; and Western Area Power Administration

This report analyzes how different market structures could alter production costs in the combined service areas of the Mountain West Transmission Group entities.

Presentation
Western Regional Market Developments: Impact on Renewable Generation Investments and Balancing Costs
February 07, 2017
Presented at the Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit
Presentation
The Role of RTO/ISO Markets in Facilitating Renewable Generation Development
December 08, 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
This Brattle presentation illustrates how the U.S. electric power industry has been investing in renewable resources well beyond states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets.
Presentation
Electricity Market Restructuring: Where Are We Now?
December 06, 2016
Presented to the NCSL Energy Policy Forum
Presentation
Western Regional Market Developments: Impact on Renewable Generation Investments and Balancing Costs
October 19, 2016
Presented at the 9th Annual Large Solar Conference
Article
Improved Transmission Planning for a Carbon-Constrained Future
September 01, 2016
Published on Brink
An article examining the need for improved transmission planning that increases flexibility to comply with evolving future regulations, while meeting anticipated policy goals at lower costs and lower risks for customers.
Report
Senate Bill 350 Study: The Impacts of a Regional ISO-Operated Power Market on California
July 12, 2016
Prepared for the California Independent System Operator. Co-authored by members of The California Independent System Operator, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., Berkeley Economic Advising and Research, LLC, and Aspen Environmental Group.
Presentation
Well-Planned Electric Transmission Saves Customer Costs: Improved Transmission Planning is Key to the Transition to a Carbon-Constrained Future
June 06, 2016
Presented to WIRES
Report
Benefits of the Southwest Intertie Project-North (SWIP North)
March 31, 2016
Prepared for Great Basin Transmission, LLC
Presentation
Transmission Has a Critical Role in Clean Power Plan Compliance (and Operating in Other Futures)
January 20, 2016
Presented to WestConnect PMC Meeting
Presentation
PJM Capacity Auction Results and Market Fundamentals
September 18, 2015
Prepared for the Bloomberg Analyst Briefing
Presentation
Toward More Effective Transmission Planning
August 21, 2015
Presented at the EEI Energy Delivery Public Policy Executive Advisory Meeting, Boston, MA
Presentation
Transmission: A Valuable Investment for New England’s Energy Future
July 23, 2015
Presented at the New England Energy Policy Discussion, Boston, MA
Presentation
Investment Trends and Fundamentals in U.S. Transmission and Electricity Infrastructure
July 17, 2015
Presented to the JP Morgan Investor Conference
Presentation
Hidden Values, Missing Markets, and Electricity Policy: The Experience with Storage and Transmission
June 25, 2015
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC
Presentation
Impacts of Distributed Storage on Electricity Markets, Utility Operations, and Customers
May 01, 2015
Presented at the 2015 MIT Energy Initiative Associate Member Symposium
Report
Lake Erie Connector Market Assessment Report
May 2015
Prepared for ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC
Presentation
Transmission As a Market Enabler: The Costs and Risks of an Insufficiently Flexible Electricity Grid
April 21, 2015
Presented at WIRES University, "Electric Transmission--The Survey Course," Washington, DC
Report
Toward More Effective Transmission Planning: Addressing the Costs and Risks of an Insufficiently Flexible Electricity Grid
April 2015
Prepared for WIRES
Presentation
Emerging Business Models for Non-Incumbent Transmission Projects
March 12, 2015
Presented at the 18th Annual INFOCAST Transmission Summit 2015, Washington, DC
Report
The Value of Distributed Electricity Storage in Texas - Proposed Policy for Enabling Grid-Integrated Storage Investments (Full Technical Report)
March 2015
Ioanna Karkatsouli, James Mashal, Lauren Regan, Judy Chang, Matthew Davis, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, and Kathleen Spees
Prepared for Oncor
Presentation
The Value of Distributed Electrical Energy Storage in Texas: Proposed Policy for Enabling Grid-Integrated Storage Investments
January 29, 2015
Presented at the Energy Storage Policy Forum 2015, Washington, DC
Report
Nebraska Renewable Energy Exports: Challenges and Opportunities
December 12, 2014
Prepared for the Nebraska Power Review Board
Presentation
Nebraska Renewable Energy Export (LB 1115) Study
December 12, 2014
Presented to the Nebraska Power Review Board
Presentation
Dynamics and Opportunities in Transmission Development
December 02, 2014
Presented to TransForum East, Washington, DC
Report
The Value of Distributed Electricity Storage in Texas: Proposed Policy for Enabling Grid-Integrated Storage Investments
November 10, 2014
Prepared for Oncor
Report
Stakeholder-Driven Scenario Development for the ERCOT 2014 Long-Term System Assessment
September 30, 2014
Prepared for ERCOT
Presentation
Resource Adequacy Requirements, Scarcity Pricing, and Electricity Market Design Implications
July 02, 2014
Presented at the IEA Electricity Security Advisory Panel, Paris, France
Report
Third Triennial Review of PJM’s Variable Resource Requirement Curve
May 15, 2014
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Ann Murray, and Ioanna Karkatsouli
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Report
Cost of New Entry Estimates for Combustion Turbine and Combined Cycle Plants in PJM
May 15, 2014
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Quincy Liao, Christopher D. Ungate, and John Wroble
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Presentation
Contrasting Competitively-Bid Transmission Investments in the U.S. and Abroad
May 13, 2014
Presented at a UBS Conference Call
Presentation
Transmission To Capture Geographic Diversity of Renewables: Cost Savings Associated with Interconnecting Systems with High Renewables Penetration
May 06, 2014
Presented to TransForum West, San Diego, CA
Presentation
Energy and Capacity Markets: Tradeoffs in Reliability, Costs, and Risks
February 27, 2014
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group Seventy-Fourth Plenary Session
Report
Estimating the Economically Optimal Reserve Margin in ERCOT
January 31, 2014
Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Ioanna Karkatsouli, Nick Wintermantel, and Kevin Carden
Prepared for The Public Utility Commission of Texas
Presentation
Competition in Transmission Planning and Development: Current Status and International Experience
January 31, 2014
Prepared for the EUCI's Tranmission Policy: A National Summit
Article
Using Virtual Bids to Manipulate the Value of Financial Transmission Rights
November 2013
Published in The Electricity Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 9
Presentation
Characteristics of Successful Capacity Markets
October 31, 2013
Presented at the APEx Conference 2013, New York, NY
Report
Recommendations for Enhancing ERCOT’s Long-Term Transmission Planning Process
October 2013
The Brattle Group, Inc., prepared for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Presentation
Trends and Benefits of Transmission Investments: Identifying and Analyzing Value
September 26, 2013
Presented to the CEA Transmission Council, Ottawa, Canada
Presentation
Examining Hydroelectricity’s Potential Role in the Alberta Market: Impacts of Market Structure and Economics
September 24, 2013
Presented at the Alberta Power Symposium, Calgary
Report
Resource Adequacy Requirements: Reliability and Economic Implications
September 2013
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, Kevin Carden, and Nick Wintermantel
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Article
Capacity Markets — Lessons Learned from the First Decade
September 2013
Published in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2
Presentation
Outlook on Fundamentals in PJM’s Energy and Capacity Markets
August 08, 2013
Presented at the 12th Annual Power and Utility Conference, Hosted by Goldman Sachs
Report
The Benefits of Electric Transmission: Identifying and Analyzing the Value of Investments
July 2013
Published by Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic electric Systems (WIRES)
Presentation
Making Energy-Only Markets Work: Market Fundamentals and Resource Adequacy in Alberta
June 13, 2013
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group Meeting, Calgary
Report
Potential Implications of the AUC TCM Decision (2013-135) on the Alberta Electricity Market’s Economic Efficiency
May 2013
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Michael DeLucia
Prepared for Alberta Electric System Operator
Presentation
Independent Transmission Companies: Business Models, Opportunities, and Challenges
April 23, 2013
Presented at the American Antitrust Institute's 13th Annual Energy Roundtable, Washington, DC
Report
Integrated System Nodal Study: Costs & Revenues of ISO Membership
March 08, 2013
Prepared for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Heartland Consumers Power District, and the Western Area Power Administration
Report
Evaluation of Market Fundamentals and Challenges to Long-Term System Adequacy in Alberta’s Electricity Market: 2013 Update
March 2013
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator
Presentation
Structural Challenges with California’s Current Forward Procurement Construct
February 26, 2013
Presented at the CPUC and CAISO Long-Term Resource Adequacy Summit
Article
Bridging the Seams: Interregional planning under FERC Order 1000
November 2012
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Interregional Cost Allocation: A Flexible Framework to Support Interregional Transmission Planning
October 11, 2012
Presented to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Report
Resource Adequacy in California: Options for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
October 2012
Prepared for Calpine
Presentation
Transmission Investment Trends and Planning Challenges
August 08, 2012
Presented at the EEI Transmission and Wholesale Markets School, Madison, WI
Presentation
Seams Inefficiencies: Problems and Solutions at Energy Market Borders
July 27, 2012
Presented at the EUCI Canadian Transmission Summit
Presentation
The Economics of Reliability and Resource Adequacy Planning
June 12, 2012
Presented at the Mid-America Regulatory Conference, Des Moines, IA
Report
ERCOT Investment Incentives and Resource Adequacy
June 01, 2012
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Presentation
Resource Adequacy
May 23, 2012
Presented at the IRC Board Conference, Dallas, TX
Report
Review of EIPC’s Phase 1 Report
May 22, 2012
Prepared for the Working Group for Investment in Reliable and Economic Electric Systems (WIRES)
Presentation
Using Virtual Bids to Manipulate the Value of Financial Transmission Rights
May 03, 2012
Presented at the USAEE/IAEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, and available at the Harvard Policy Energy Group
Presentation
Seams Cost Allocation: A Flexible Framework to Support Interregional Transmission Planning
April 23, 2012
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Presented at the SPP RSC Quarterly Meeting
Report
Seams Cost Allocation: A Flexible Framework to Support Interregional Transmission Planning
April 2012
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Prepared for Southwest Power Pool Regional State Committee
Article
Transmission’s True Value: Adding up the benefits of infrastructure investments
February 2012
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Modernizing America’s Grid: How can better planning deliver the grid we need?
January 23, 2012
Presented at the New England Clean Energy Transmission Summit, Boston, MA
Article
Trusting Capacity Markets: Does the lack of long-term pricing undermine the financing of new power plants?
December 2011
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Reliability and Economics: Separate Realities or Part of the Same Continuum?
December 01, 2011
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Presentation
Resource Adequacy: Current Issues in North American Power Markets
November 29, 2011
Prepared for the Alberta Power Summit
Report
Summary of Transmission Project Cost Control Mechanisms in Selected U.S. Power Markets
October 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator
Presentation
Transmission Cost Allocation and Cost Recovery in the West
September 19, 2011
Presented at the Transmission Executive Forum WEST 2011, Strategies for Meeting the Transmission Needs in the West
Report
Second Performance Assessment of PJM's Reliability Pricing Model: Market Results 2007/08 through 2014/15
August 26, 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Attila Hajos, and Kamen Madjarov
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Report
Cost of New Entry Estimates For Combustion Turbine and Combined-Cycle Plants in PJM
August 24, 2011
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Presentation
Second RPM Performance Assessment and CONE Study
August 18, 2011
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Article
Restructuring Realities: Can higher electricity prices be more affordable?
July 2011
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Employment and Economic Benefits of Transmission Infrastructure Investment in the U.S. and Canada
May 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Presented by WIRES in conjunction with The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Evaluation of Market Fundamentals and Challenges to Long-Term System Adequacy in Alberta’s Electricity Market
April 2011
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
The Economics of Resource Adequacy Planning: Why Reserve Margins Are Not Just About Keeping the Lights On
April 2011
Kevin Carden, Nick Wintermantel, and Johannes P. Pfeifenberger
Published by National Regulatory Research Institute
Report
Demand Response Review
March 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Attila Hajos
Prepared for Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Article
The Value of Resource Adequacy: Why reserve margins aren't just about keeping the lights on
March 2011
Kevin Carden, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, and Nick Wintermantel
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Easier Said Than Done: The Continuing Saga of Transmission Cost Allocation
February 24, 2011
Presented to Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Presentation
Transmission Investments and Cost Allocation: What are the Options?
October 26, 2010
Presented at the ELCON Fall Workshop
Presentation
Renewable Energy Development and Transmission Expansion – Who Benefits and Who Pays
October 12, 2010
Presented at the EUCI Conference
Presentation
Resource Adequacy and Renewable Energy in Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets
September 23, 2010
Presented at the 8th Annual British Institute of Economics Academic Conference
Presentation
Incentive Regulation: Introduction and Context
May 26, 2010
Presented at AUC PBR Workshop
Presentation
Incentive Regulation: Lessons from other Jurisdictions
May 26, 2010
Presented at Alberta Utilities Commission Performance Based Ratemaking workshop, the Van Horne Institute
Report
Job and Economic Benefits of Transmission and Wind Generation Investments in the SPP Region
March 2010
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, Delphine Hou, and Kamen Madjarov
Prepared for the Southwest Power Pool
Presentation
Transmission Investment Needs and Cost Allocation: New Challenges and Models
December 2009
Presented to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Staff
Report
A Comparison of PJM's RPM with Alternative Energy and Capacity Market Designs
September 2009
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Report
Assessment of a Maine ISA Structure as a Possible Alternative to ISO-NE Participation
May 2009
Ken Belcher, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Delphine Hou
Prepared for Central Maine Power Company and the Industrial Energy Consumer Group.
Newsletter
When Sparks Fly: Economic Issues in Complex Energy Contract Litigation
2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Review of PJM's Reliability Pricing Model (RPM)
June 30, 2008
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Report
Review of PJM’s Market Power Mitigation Practices in Comparison to Other Organized Electricity Markets
September 2007
Prepared for PJM Interconnection by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Restructuring Revisited: What we can learn from retail-rate increases in restructured and non-restructured states
June 2007
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Financial Challenges of Rising Utility Costs and Capital Investment Needs
November 14, 2006
Presented at the 2006 NASUCA Annual Meeting, Miami, FL
Article
Behind the Rise in Prices
July 2006
Published in Electric Perspectives
Report
Why Are Electricity Prices Increasing? An Industry-Wide Perspective
June 2006
Published by The Edison Foundation
Article
Innovative Regulatory Models to Address Environmental Compliance Costs in the Utility Industry
2005
Published in ABA Energy Committees Newsletter
Article
Keeping Up with Retail Access? Developments in U.S. Restructuring and Resource Procurement for Regulated Retail Service
December 2004
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
21st Century ROEs: What Is Reasonable?
October 15, 2003
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Mark W. Jenkins
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Efficiency as Discovery Process: Why Enhanced Incentives Outperform Regulatory Mandates
January 2003
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Dennis L. Weisman
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Big City Bias: The Problem with Simple Rate Comparisons
December 2002
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Mark W. Jenkins
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
REX Incentives: PBR Choices that Reflect Firms' Performance Expectations
November 2001
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
The State of Performance-Based Regulation in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry
October 2001
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Netzzugang in Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich (International Benchmarking of German Transmission Access)
July 1999
Published in Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen
Article
What's in the Cards for Distributed Resources?
May 1998
Published in The Energy Journal
Article
Handle With Care: A primer on incentive regulation
September 1995
Published in Energy Policy
Article
The Enigma of Stigma: The Case of the Industrial Excess Landfill
1994
Published in Toxics Law Reporter
Article
It’s Time For A Market-based Approach to DSM
May 1993
Published in The Electricity Journal
News & Events
May 30, 2018
Brattle Analysis: 8,000 MW to 24,000 MW of U.S. Offshore Wind Proposals will Require up to 3,000 Miles of Offshore Transmission

An analysis of U.S. offshore wind developments by Brattle economists shows that state policymakers in the northeastern U.S. are now committed to procure approximately 8,000 MW of offshore wind generation over the next decade. 

April 17, 2018
Frank Graves and Hannes Pfeifenberger to Present at Gulf Coast Power Association's Spring Conference

Brattle Principals Frank Graves and Hannes Pfeifenberger will moderate sessions at the Gulf Coast Power Association’s (GCPA) 32nd Annual Spring Conference, taking place April 17-18, 2018 in Houston, TX.

April 06, 2018
Brattle Economists Submit Comments in Response to the DOE's Request for Information on Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage's Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability

Brattle economists recently submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Request for Information (RFI) on new research to maximize the value of hydropower’s contribution to grid resiliency and reliability today and into the future.

April 04, 2018
The Brattle Group and Sidley Austin to Host Webinar on Energy Storage and FERC Order 841

Brattle economists and partners from Sidley Austin LLP will host a webinar, “Energy Storage and FERC Order 841: Potential 50 Gigawatt Market,” taking place April 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm (EST).

March 29, 2018
Brattle Economists: Some Hydro Plants Substantially Undervalued in Today's Power Markets

Economists at The Brattle Group released a study today that examines flexible hydro resources in wholesale power markets and finds that improving operational practices and market rules may be able to enhance the value of these resources by 200% to 500%.

March 28, 2018
Judy Chang to Present at Energy Storage Association's Webinar on Order 841

Brattle Principal Judy Chang will present during the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) Webinar “Kicking the Tires on Order 841: Diving into Details, Opportunities, and Challenges,” taking place March 28, 2018 from 2-3 pm (EST).

March 19, 2018
Judy Chang to Present at Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta's Annual Conference

Brattle Principal Judy Chang will present at the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta’s (IPPSA) 24th Annual Conference, “A Market Reborn,” taking place March 18-20, 2018 in Alberta, Canada.

February 27, 2018
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Present at Electric Reliability Council of Texas' Market Summit

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will present at the 6th annual Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) Market Summit, taking place February 27 to March 1, 2018 in Austin, TX.

February 22, 2018
Brattle Study: FERC Order Sets Course for 50,000 MW U.S. Storage Market

Brattle economists released a study examining the current state and potential future growth of the U.S. market for electricity storage.

September 21, 2017
Brattle Study for National Grid Shows Topology Optimization Can Help Relieve Major Transmission Constraints in Great Britain

A team of Brattle experts has been engaged by National Grid Electricity Transmission to study the potential of topology optimization to aid in increasing transfer capability and reducing constraint management costs in the Great Britain Transmission System.

June 26, 2017
Brattle Economists Recommend Moving beyond "Baseload" Generation for Planning and Operating Today's Electric Grid

Brattle economists have released a report explaining how the use of the term “baseload” generation is no longer useful for the purposes of planning and operating today’s electricity system.

June 20, 2017
Brattle Economists Contribute Two Articles to Energy Regulation Quarterly

Brattle economists have contributed two articles to the current issue of Energy Regulation Quarterly, a journal that provides a forum for debate and discussion on issues surrounding the regulated energy industries in Canada.

April 26, 2017
Ontario Market Renewal Effort Could Provide Up to CAD $5.2 Billion in Customer and Supplier Benefits, According to Brattle Economists

Brattle economists have authored a report that concludes the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) proposed Market Renewal efforts to reform the province’s wholesale electricity markets could provide significant benefits to customers and suppliers in Ontario.

April 10, 2017
Report by Brattle Economists Evaluates Production Cost Savings of Regional Market Participation by Mountain West Entities

Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Johannes Pfeifenberger, and Associate John Tsoukalis have authored a report that analyzes how different market structures could alter production costs in the combined service areas of the Mountain West Transmission Group entities.

September 01, 2016
Brattle Economists Discuss Importance of Improved Transmission Planning in Brink Article

Hannes Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Onur Aydin have authored an article published on Brink that examines the need for improved transmission planning that increases flexibility to comply with evolving future regulations, while meeting anticipated policy goals at lower costs and lower risks for customers.

July 12, 2016
Study Co-Authored by Brattle Economists Examines Impacts of a Regional Power Market in the Western U.S. for California ISO

Brattle economists have co-authored a new study that provides a comprehensive examination of the impacts of transforming the California Independent System Operator into a multistate, regional ISO.

June 06, 2016
Effective Transmission Planning to Address Changing Generation Landscape Could Significantly Reduce Customer Costs, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A new report released today by Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Johannes Pfeifenberger finds that reforming the U.S. electric transmission planning and development process to address the evolving energy generation landscape could save customers up tens of billion dollars annually in overall cost savings.

May 05, 2016
Open Letter by Brattle Economists Offers Responses to U.S. Senators’ Questions Concerning the Efficacy of U.S. Electricity Capacity Markets

Hannes Pfeifenberger, Sam Newell, Kathleen Spees, and Roger Lueken have authored an open letter in response to a series of questions on the state of U.S. electricity capacity markets posed by members of the United States Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

February 24, 2016
Brattle Report Cited in Utility Dive Article on CAISO Study of New Regional Electricity Market

A Brattle report was recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) study to assess the potential of a regional electricity market in the West.

January 27, 2016
Brattle Economists Provide Review of Southwest Power Pool’s Value of Transmission Study

Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a letter that provides a review of Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) newly-released “Value of Transmission” study.

September 02, 2015
Brattle Report Cited in Utility Dive Article on Energy Storage in the Texas Market

A November 2014 Brattle report was recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the possibility of Texas market rules holding back utilities from deploying cost-effective energy storage.

July 20, 2015
Brattle Economists Show Record $20 Billion in Annual U.S. Transmission Investments Will be Sustained Over Next Several Years

Economists at The Brattle Group have released an updated study showing that transmission investment in the United States will remain strong over the next decade, with a projected $20 billion investment required annually over the next several years and at least $120 billion to $180 billion needed over the next decade.

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.

March 13, 2015
Deploying Up to 5,000 MW of Grid-Integrated Electricity Storage in Texas Could Provide Substantial Net Benefits According to Brattle Economists

A report recently released by Brattle economists finds that the deployment of grid-integrated distributed electricity storage in Texas could provide substantial net benefits to the power system in ERCOT and its electricity customers. The report evaluates whether storage could be cost-effectively deployed from the perspectives of retail customers, wholesale electricity market participants, and the combined system or “society as a whole” while maintaining wholesale power prices that continue to support necessary generation investments.

February 13, 2015
Brattle Consultants Assist ERCOT in Scenario Planning and Improving its Long-term Transmission Planning Process

Consultants at The Brattle Group recently assisted ERCOT in improving its long term transmission planning process.

December 15, 2014
Nebraska Transmission Infrastructure Ready to Accommodate at Least 2,000 MW of Additional Wind Generation According to Brattle Study

A study authored by economists at The Brattle Group identifies the factors that impact the desirability of developing 5,000 to 10,000 MW of renewable generation in Nebraska for export purposes. Prepared for the Nebraska Power Review Board (PRB) and submitted to the Nebraska Legislature for consideration today, the study also presents options available to policy makers to meet the state’s economic development objectives.

November 10, 2014
Deploying Up to 5,000 MW of Grid-Integrated Electricity Storage in Texas Could Provide Substantial Net Benefits According to Brattle Economists

A report by Brattle economists finds that the deployment of grid-integrated distributed electricity storage in Texas could provide substantial net benefits to the power system in ERCOT and its electricity customers.

August 15, 2014
Brattle Studies Cited by Appeals Court in Decision to Uphold Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000

The Court of Appeals cited Brattle studies in its recent decision to uphold the FERC Order 1000, compelling states to coordinate on transmission planning to meet cost obligations for new electricity transmission capacity.

July 02, 2014
Hannes Pfeifenberger Presents at International Energy Agency Electricity Security Advisory Panel

Brattle principal Hannes Pfeifenberger recently spoke at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Electricity Security Advisory Panel (ESAP) on July 2-3 in Paris, France.