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Dr. Lueken is an associate at The Brattle Group with expertise in wholesale electricity market design, environmental policy design, asset valuation, and business strategy. He has worked with clients throughout the U.S. and internationally, including market operators, regulated utilities, and market participants.

Publications
Presentation
Market and Regulatory Advances in Electricity Storage
May 25, 2018
Presented at MIT CEEPR Spring 2018 Workshop
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"
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.

Article
The Electrification Accelerator: Understanding the Implications of Autonomous Vehicles for Electric Utilities
January 04, 2018
Will Gorman, Tony Lee, Jürgen Weiss, Ryan Hledik, and Roger Lueken
Published in The Electricity Journal

This article discusses the implications autonomous vehicles, ride sharing/ride hailing, and electric vehicles (EVs) may have for electric utilities and the utility business model.

Report
Stacked Benefits: Comprehensively Valuing Battery Storage in California
September 12, 2017
Ryan Hledik, Roger Lueken, Colin McIntyre, and Heidi Bishop
Prepared for Eos Energy Storage

The report finds that operating batteries to simultaneously capture benefits from multiple value streams (i.e., “stacked benefits”) could unlock significantly more value than using batteries to target only individual applications.

Presentation
Flexibility Enhancements: Alberta Needs and Experience from Other Jurisdictions
August 15, 2017
Prepared for Alberta Electricity System Operator
Report
Pricing Carbon into NYISO’s Wholesale Energy Market to Support New York’s Decarbonization Goals
August 10, 2017
Prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
The study, prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), finds that adding a carbon charge into the wholesale energy market could improve the state’s ability to meet its decarbonization goals cost-effectively.
Report
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.
Article
The Practicality of Distributed PV-Battery Systems to Reduce Household Grid Reliance
April 06, 2017
Philip Q Hanser, Roger Lueken, Will Gorman , and James Mashal
Published in Utilities Policy
This article discusses how low-cost solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery electricity storage can potentially bring about fundamental shifts in the structure of the U.S. power sector.
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
Presentation
The Future of Wholesale Electricity Market Design with the Growth of Low-Carbon Generation
June 08, 2016
Presented at the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference
Presentation
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part IV: The Future of Clean Energy in ERCOT
May 23, 2016
Ira H. Shavel, Yingxia Yang, Roger Lueken, Andrew O’Brien, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Report
The Hidden Battery: Opportunities in Electric Water Heating
February 10, 2016
Prepared for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA)
Report
Enhancing the Efficiency of Resource Adequacy Planning and Procurements in the Midcontinent ISO Footprint: Options for MISO, Utilities, and States
November 2015
Prepared for NRG
Report
Is inexpensive natural gas hindering the grid energy storage industry?
October 05, 2015
Roger Lueken and Eric Hittinger
Published in Energy Policy
News & Events
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).

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.

January 04, 2018
Brattle Economists Author Article Discussing the Implications of Autonomous Vehicles for Electric Utilities

Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in The Electricity Journal discussing the implications autonomous vehicles, ride sharing/ride hailing, and electric vehicles (EVs) may have for electric utilities and the utility business model.

October 23, 2017
Roger Lueken to Present at Pre-Summit Briefing on Navigating PJM’s Capacity Market

Brattle Associate Roger Lueken will present at the Pre-Summit Briefing of the Mid-Atlantic Power Market Summit, taking place October 23-25, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 12, 2017
Capturing Multiple Benefits of Batteries Could Add Significant Value to California Energy Storage, According to Brattle Economists

A report released today by Brattle economists finds that operating batteries to simultaneously capture benefits from multiple value streams (i.e., “stacked benefits”) could unlock significantly more value than using batteries to target only individual applications.

August 14, 2017
Brattle Economists: NYISO Carbon Charge Could Help Meet New York Decarbonization Goals More Cost-Effectively

A report authored by Brattle economists and prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) finds that adding a carbon charge into the wholesale energy market could improve the state’s ability to meet its decarbonization goals cost-effectively. The study reveals that refunding collected carbon revenues back to customers results in minimal impact on customer electricity costs compared to current policies.

June 27, 2017
Brattle Economists Identify Key Attributes for Ensuring Electric Grid Reliability with Increased Variable Energy

A report by Brattle economists 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.

April 06, 2017
Brattle Economists Assess PV-Battery Systems’ Ability to Reduce Household Grid Reliance in Utilities Policy Article

Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in Utilities Policy that discusses how low-cost solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery electricity storage can potentially bring about fundamental shifts in the structure of the U.S. power sector.

May 23, 2016
Market Forces Primary Driver of Transition in the ERCOT Grid, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A new report authored by Brattle economists finds that over the next 20 years, the price of natural gas is the primary driver for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) transition to a clean energy future.

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.

April 18, 2016
Roger Lueken to Present on Opportunities in Electric Water Heating for Energy Storage at PLMA's Spring Conference

Brattle Associate Roger Lueken will present at the Peak Load Management Alliance’s (PLMA) 17th Spring Conference, taking place April 19-20, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

February 10, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Finds Electric Water Heaters Can Provide Economic and Environmental Benefits

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group reveals that advanced strategies of using electric water heating to provide ancillary services, store thermal energy on a daily basis, or adopt heat pumps can provide significant value to the electric power grid.

October 05, 2015
Brattle Associate Roger Lueken Co-authors Report on Grid Energy Storage in Energy Policy

A report by Brattle associate Roger Lueken on slow growth in energy storage was recently published in Energy Policy. The paper, “Is inexpensive natural gas hindering the grid energy storage industry?” was co-authored by Eric Hittinger of Rochester Institute of Technology.