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Mr. Onur Aydin is a senior associate with an engineering background and over 10 years of experience in energy economics, electricity market modeling, and transmission planning.

He assists a wide range of clients throughout the U.S. in regulatory, litigation, and business strategy matters. His recent engagements include assessments of wholesale power markets, ISO/RTO regional market expansion, generation asset valuation, integrated resource planning, energy risk management, transmission cost-benefit analyses, and renewable energy policies.

Mr. Aydin received his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his B.S. in Civil Engineering (with high honors) from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Publications
Report
Comments on Expanding CES Eligibility to Existing Nuclear Units
November 30, 2017
Onur Aydin, Metin Celebi, David Luke Oates, Tony Lee, and Kelly Oh
Prepared for NextEra Energy Resources, and presented to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in response to the proposed Clean Energy Standard-Existing (CES-E)

The report evaluates the cost and emission impacts of retaining existing clean generators through a Clean Energy Standard (CES) program.

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
Article
Re-evaluating the Implied Cost of CO2 Avoided by Clean Energy Investments
October 2017
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 30, Issue 8, Pages 17-22
Article
Using Electric And Gas Forwards To Manage Market Risks
May 2017
Published in North American Windpower
Presentation
Western Regional Market Developments: Impact on Renewable Generation Investments and Balancing Costs
February 07, 2017
Presented at the Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit
Report
Managing Price Risk for Merchant Renewable Investments: Role of Market Interactions and Dynamics on Effective Hedging Strategies
January 20, 2017
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
The whitepaper examines how wind generators could use standard electric and gas forward contracts to hedge its revenue to reduce risk over mid- to long-term horizons.
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.
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
Transmission as a Market Enabler: The Costs and Risks of an Insufficiently Flexible Electricity Grid
November 09, 2015
Presented at the EUCI Conference Transmission Expansion in Midwest, Indianapolis, IN
Report
Coal Plant Retirements: Feedback Effects on Wholesale Electricity Prices - Revised
November 2013
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Electricity Market Overview for Manitoba Hydro’s Export Market in MISO
July 2013
Dean M. Murphy, Onur Aydin, and Kent Diep
Prepared for Manitoba Hydro
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
Long-Term Price Forecast for Manitoba Hydro’s Export Market in MISO
March 2013
Dean M. Murphy, Onur Aydin, Kent Diep, and Sarah Whitley
Prepared for Manitoba Hydro
Report
The Potential Impact of Solar PV on Electricity Markets in Texas
June 19, 2012
Prepared for the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Energy Foundation
Article
Plugging In: Can the grid handle the coming electric vehicle load?
June 2010
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
2009 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
January 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
News & Events
October 19, 2017
Onur Aydin Presents at Western Systems Power Pool Fall Operating Committee Meeting

Brattle Senior Associate Onur Aydin presented at the 2017 Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) Fall Operating Committee Meeting that took place October 18-20, 2017 in San Diego, CA.

February 07, 2017
Onur Aydin Presents at Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit

Brattle Senior Associate Onur Aydin recently presented at the Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit on February 7-9, 2017 in San Diego, CA.

January 20, 2017
Whitepaper by Brattle Economists Examines Effective Hedging Instruments for Renewable Resource Development

A whitepaper by Brattle economists examines how wind generators could use standard electric and gas forward contracts to hedge its revenue to reduce risk over mid- to long-term horizons.

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.

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.

November 09, 2015
Onur Aydin Presents on Transmission Expansion at EUCI Conference

Brattle senior associate Onur Aydin recently presented at the EUCI Conference, “Transmission Expansion in the Midwest,” taking place November 9-10, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN.

October 29, 2014
Brattle Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek for Report on the Potential Impact of Coal Plant Retirements on Future Power Prices

The Brattle Group was recently featured in a Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Breathing Cleaner Air to Cost Americans on Utility Bills,” which outlines the implications U.S. electricity markets will face as clean-air regulations shut down more coal-fired power plants, forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.