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Personal Interests

Mr. Kline’s areas of expertise include electricity markets and regulation, financial accounting, corporate finance, asset valuation, international arbitration, market manipulation, and fraud. He has provided both commercial advice and litigation support to private equity firms, investment banks, merchant developers, and utilities. His work has included assessment of the impact of environmental and regulatory proposals on consumers and generators of electricity, valuation of merchant and contracted electric generating and transmission assets, evaluation of the adjusted production cost benefits of new transmission, analysis of the economic substance of structured financial transactions, and damages analyses.

Mr. Kline has worked extensively on the modeling of electricity systems. His experience includes locational marginal pricing models, environmental policy and long term planning models, and loss of load expectation models. He has worked on projects throughout the Eastern Interconnection, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Mr. Kline was a principal at the Berkeley Research Group and an associate principal at Charles River Associates.

Representative Engagements
Diversity of Reliability Attributes: A Key Component of the Modern Grid
May 17, 2017
Prepared for the American Petroleum Institute

The report outlines the key reliability challenges and defines the attributes in which electric grid operators should focus on in order to maintain and strengthen system reliability.

Review of the Renewable Denton Plan: Final Report
June 10, 2016
Prepared for City Manager George Campbell, City of Denton, Texas
The Clean Power Plan: Focus on Implementation and Compliance
January 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
California GHG Cap-and-Trade and Resource Shuffling
February 2013
Michael A. Kline and Barclay Gibbs
Published in Power Engineering
Implications of FERC Staff Recommendation to Lower the Base ROE for Transmission in New England
Michael A. Kline, Barclay Gibb, and Duncan Anderson
Published in USAEE Dialogue, Volume 23

Mike grew up in Florida before moving to Washington, DC to attend college. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Elizabeth. He loves to cook and will happily explain his latest kitchen gadget to anyone willing to listen.