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Biography
Publications

Mr. Hledik has expertise in assessing the economics of smart grid investments and policies. He has consulted with utilities, policymakers, technology firms, government labs, research organizations, and wholesale market operators. His contributions have included the development of widely-cited models for the economic valuation of smart grid programs, serving as a member of a U.S. Department of Energy advisory group to review the activities of Smart Grid Investment Grant recipients, and providing strategic advice to firms implementing new smart grid initiatives.

Additionally, Mr. Hledik has been the lead developer of several energy market simulation tools for the purposes of wholesale price forecasting, asset valuation, and environmental impact analysis. A frequent presenter on the economics of the smart grid, he has recently spoken at events throughout the United States, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Mr. Hledik was a research assistant with Stanford University’s Energy Modeling Forum and a research analyst at Charles River Associates.

Representative Engagements
Article
Smart By Default
August 2014
Published in the August 2014 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Article
Benchmarking Your Rate Case
July 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Analytical Frameworks to Incorporate Demand Response in Long-term Resource Planning
June 21, 2013
Ryan Hledik and Andy Satchwell
Presented at the CRRI Western Conference
Presentation
The Future of Rate Design
May 21, 2013
Presented at the 2013 EEI Rate Analysts Meeting, Orlando, FL
Report
Time-Varying and Dynamic Rate Design
July 2012
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Regulatory Assistance Project
Presentation
The Current State of U.S. Demand Response
April 25, 2012
Presented at the Energy Bar Association RTO/ISO Seminar
Article
Drivers of Demand Response Adoption: Past, Present, and Future
January 2012
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Kelly Smith
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Smart Pricing, Smart Charging
October 2011
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Armando Levy, and Alan L. Madian
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
The Energy Efficiency Imperative
September 19, 2011
Published in Middle East Economic Survey
Report
Will Smart Prices Induce Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles?
July 2011
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Armando Levy, and Alan L. Madian
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Bringing Demand-Side Management to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 27, 2011
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Greg Wikler, Debyani Ghosh, Joe Prijyanonda, and Nilesh Dayal
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Drivers of Demand Response Adoption: Past, Present, and Future
March 2011
Kelly Smith and Ryan Hledik
Prepared for Institute for Building Efficiency by The Brattle Group, Inc. and Johnson Controls, Inc.
Report
Assessing Ontario's Regulated Price Plan: A White Paper
December 8, 2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Philip Q Hanser, Ryan Hledik, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Unlocking the €53 Billion Savings from Smart Meters in the EU: how increasing the adoption of dynamic tariffs could make or break the EU's smart grid investment
October 2010
Published in Energy Policy
Presentation
Inclining Block Rates – Are They a Good or Bad Thing?
August 5, 2010
Presented at an EEI webinar
Presentation
Innovative Pricing for a Smarter Grid
June 24, 2010
Presented at TechConnect 2010
Presentation
The Geography of Demand Response
June 3, 2010
Presented at the 2010 Southern California Edison Demand Response Forum
Presentation
Fairness and Equity in Dynamic Pricing
May 18, 2010
Presented at the 2010 EEI Rate Analysts Meeting
Article
Fostering Economic Demand Response in the Midwest ISO
April 2010
Published in Energy
Article
Rethinking Prices
January 2010
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential
October 15, 2009
Presented at an AESP webinar
Presentation
A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential
October 8, 2009
Presented at the ALCA 2009 Fall Meeting, Los Angeles CA
Report
Unlocking the €53 Billion Savings from Smart Meters in the EU
October 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
The Impact of Dynamic Pricing on Westar Energy
September 18, 2009
Presented at the Smart Grid and Energy Storage Roundtable, Topeka, KS
Article
Piloting the Smart Grid
August 2009
Published in The Electricity Journal
Presentation
How Green is the Smart Grid?
July 23, 2009
Presented at an EUCI webinar
Presentation
Sizing up the Smart Grid
June 11, 2009
Presented at the ConnectivityWeek GridWise Expo, San Jose, CA
Article
The Power of Dynamic Pricing
April 2009
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, and John Tsoukalis
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
How Green is the Smart Grid?
April 2009
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Transmission Super Highways: Assessing the Potential Benefits of Extra-High-Voltage Transmission Overlays in the Midwest
March 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Transitioning to Dynamic Pricing
January 27, 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Fostering Economic Demand Response in the Midwest ISO
December 30, 2008
Prepared for Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)
Presentation
Integrating Dynamic Pricing and Inclining Block Rates
September 5, 2008
Presented at the Stanford Energy & Feedback Workshop
Presentation
Evaluating Alternative Dynamic Pricing Designs
June 19, 2008
Presented at the CRRI 21st Annual Western Conference
Presentation
The Coming Wave of Price-Based Demand Response
May 22, 2008
Presented at the DR Expo
Article
The Power of Five Percent
October 2007
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
The Power of Five Percent: How Dynamic Pricing Can Save $35 Billion in Electricity Costs
May 16, 2007
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
California's Next Generation of Load Management Standards
May 2007
Prepared for the California Energy Commission