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John Michael Hagerty is an associate at The Brattle Group with experience in electricity wholesale market design, renewable and climate policy analysis, transmission planning and development, and strategic planning for utility companies.

Publications
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.

Presentation
Battery Storage Development: Regulatory and Market Environments
January 18, 2018
Presented to the Philadelphia Area Municipal Analyst Society
Report
The Future of Cap-and-Trade Program in California: Will Low GHG Prices Last Forever?
December 05, 2017
Yingxia Yang, Michael Hagerty, Ashley Palmarozzo, Hannah Sheffield, Metin Celebi, Marc Chupka, and Frank C. Graves
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

A discussion paper examining the trends of the California greenhouse gas (GHG) market and analyzes the underlying future drivers that will affect California GHG prices to achieve the state’s ambitious goal of 80% decarbonization by 2050.

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
Report
Blending In: The Role of Renewable Fuel in Achieving Energy Policy Goals
August 31, 2017
Marc Chupka, Michael Hagerty, Philip K. Verleger, and Jr.
Prepared for Growth Energy
Report
Electrification: Emerging Opportunities for Utility Growth
January 24, 2017
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The whitepaper shows the potential for U.S. utility sales to nearly double by 2050 while energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could decrease by 70 percent or more through the electrification of transportation and heating.

Report
Valuation of Electric Power System Services and Technologies
August 2016
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
Report
Benefits of the Southwest Intertie Project-North (SWIP North)
March 31, 2016
Prepared for Great Basin Transmission, LLC
Presentation
The Clean Power Plan: Implications for the Western Interconnect
January 20, 2016
Presented at the EUCI Conference, "Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect," Los Angeles, CA
Report
The Clean Power Plan: Focus on Implementation and Compliance
January 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
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
Electricity Baseline Report for the US Power System
April 2015
Prepared for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Report
EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Reliability: Assessing NERC's Initial Reliability Review
February 2015
Prepared for Advanced Energy Economy Institute
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
Report
Stakeholder-Driven Scenario Development for the ERCOT 2014 Long-Term System Assessment
September 30, 2014
Prepared for ERCOT
Report
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
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.
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)
Report
2013 Offer Review Trigger Prices Study
October 2013
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, and Quincy X. Liao
Prepared for ISO New England
Presentation
Trends and Benefits of Transmission Investments: Identifying and Analyzing Value
September 26, 2013
Presented to the CEA Transmission Council, Ottawa, Canada
Presentation
The Benefits of Electric Transmission: Identifying and Analyzing the Value of Investments
July 31, 2013
Presented to the Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic Electric Systems (WIRES)
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)
News & Events
December 05, 2017
Reaching California's Deep Decarbonization Goals May Require Large Increases in Carbon Prices in the Absence of Further Technological Breakthroughs, According to Brattle Economists

A discussion paper by economists at The Brattle Group examines the trends of the California greenhouse gas (GHG) market and analyzes the underlying future drivers that will affect California GHG prices to achieve the state’s ambitious goal of 80% decarbonization by 2050. 

February 22, 2017
Brattle Whitepaper on Benefits of Transportation and Heating Electrification Featured in Vox Article

A whitepaper recently released by Brattle economists on the role transportation and heating electrification could play in increasing utility sales and reducing carbon emissions has been featured in a February 22, 2017 Vox article.

January 24, 2017
Transportation and Heating Electrification Could Aid in Increasing Utility Sales and Reducing Carbon Emissions, According to Brattle Economists

Brattle economists released a whitepaper that shows the potential for U.S. utility sales to nearly double by 2050 while energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could decrease by 70 percent or more through the electrification of transportation and heating.

July 28, 2016
Michael Hagerty to Present at LSI Conference on Oregon’s Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan

Brattle Associate Michael Hagerty will present at the upcoming Law Seminars International’s (LSI) two-day conference, “Oregon’s Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan,” taking place July 28-29, 2016 in Portland, OR and via webcast.

July 15, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Examines EPA’s Proposed 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations

Brattle economists have authored a report that analyzes the role that higher ethanol blends of gasoline (E85) could play in meeting the proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program.

June 21, 2016
Whitepaper by Brattle Economists Examines Clean Energy Policy Options for Massachusetts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new whitepaper released today by economists at The Brattle Group examines the clean energy resources available for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and key policy considerations to help meet the aggressive, long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements established by the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA).

January 20, 2016
Associate Michael Hagerty Presents on CPP Implications for the Western Interconnect at EUCI Conference on Carbon Market Mechanisms

Brattle Associate Michael Hagerty presented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) and its implications for the western interconnect at a recent EUCI conference, “Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect."

January 20, 2016
Associate Michael Hagerty Examines CPP Implications for the Western Interconnect at EUCI Conference on Carbon Market Mechanisms

Brattle Associate Michael Hagerty presented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) and its implications for the western interconnect at a recent EUCI conference, “Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect."

January 06, 2016
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Examines Compliance and Implementation Options Under EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Economists at The Brattle Group issued a policy brief that examines the compliance and implementation challenges facing states and utilities under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d), known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

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.

February 12, 2015
Compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan Unlikely to Materially Affect Electric Grid Reliability, According to Report by Brattle Economists

Brattle consultants released a report analyzing concerns raised by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in its Initial Reliability Review (IRR) about the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) for reducing carbon emissions.

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.

June 18, 2014
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Provides Insights into EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emission Standards for Existing Fossil Units

Brattle economists issued a policy brief that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d).