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Mr. Hledik has expertise in assessing the economics of smart grid investments and policies.

Mr. Ryan Hledik is a principal of The Brattle Group specializing in the economics of policies and technologies that are focused on the energy consumer. He assists clients confronting complex issues related to the evolution of utility customers from passive consumers to active managers of their energy needs.

Mr. Hledik has supported utilities, policymakers, law firms, technology firms, research organizations, and wholesale market operators in matters related to retail rate design, energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, and smart grid investments. He has worked with more than 50 clients across 30 states and eight countries.

Mr. Hledik’s contributions have included the development of widely cited models for the economic valuation of demand-side 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 retail initiatives. He 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 benefits of smarter energy management, Mr. Hledik has spoken at events throughout the United States, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Korea, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. He regularly publishes on complex retail electricity issues.

Mr. Hledik received his M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, with a concentration in Energy Economics and Policy. He received his B.S. in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania, with minors in Economics and Mathematics. 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
Saudi Arabia’s first demand-side management plan
For the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s energy regulator (ECRA), worked with a team of consultants to develop the nation’s first demand-side management (DSM) plan. Participated in an introductory workshop with key stakeholders and conducted a series of in-country interviews to gather more detailed information. Co-authored an extensive study on the potential impacts and cost-effectiveness of a full range of DSM measures in Saudi Arabia and worked with the team to develop policy recommendations and a ten-year plan for rolling out DSM measures across the country.
Assessment of innovative retail electricity pricing opportunities
For utilities and other organizations spanning more than 20 states and provinces across North America, designed innovative retail pricing structures such as time-of-use (TOU), critical-peak pricing (CPP), peak-time rebates (PTR), real-time pricing (RTP), and inclining block rates (IBR). Simulated the likely impact of the rates on utility load shapes and customer bills. Assessed the costs and benefits of offering these rates to the mass market. Developed strategies for transitioning to the new rate structures.

A state-by-state assessment of U.S. demand response potential for the FERC
The analysis used a bottom-up approach to quantify economic and achievable peak demand reduction potential individually for each of the 50 states, and to characterize the existing level of DR in each state. Additionally, the work involved a comprehensive survey and analysis of existing literature on DR barriers at the wholesale and retail levels, as well as policy options for addressing these barriers. Results were filed with U.S. Congress in June 2009 in a report titled A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential.
Vietnam’s smart grid investment roadmap
For the five Vietnamese distribution utilities, developed a 10-year roadmap for smart grid deployment across the country. The project began with a series of in-country stakeholder interviews and an initial assessment of the state of the Vietnamese grid. This information was used to develop preliminary recommendations for smart grid investment, which were presented and discussed during a one-day workshop with industry stakeholders. Findings were summarized in a final report titled Vietnam’s 10-year Smart Grid Roadmap. The project was funded by the World Bank.
Lead architect of Brattle’s Regional Capacity Planning (RECAP) Model
RECAP is an optimization model for forecasting the mix of generating capacity necessary to meet future U.S. electricity demand. The model closely calibrates to Annual Energy Outlook forecasts and was originally used in a study for the Edison Electric Institute to quantify the amount of generation and transmission capital investment that could be avoided through demand-side management. It has also been used to quantify the environmental impacts of smart grid investment, to develop long-term power price forecasts to inform investment decisions in new generation assets, and to assess the economics of extending the transmission network to new sources of renewable energy.
Testimony
Affidavit of Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik on Behalf of Comverge, Regarding PJM’s Proposed Tariff Revisions Regarding Demand Response Capacity Market Participation Requirements. Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Docket No. ER13-2108-000
August 22, 2013
Publications
Report
Beyond Zero Net Energy? Alternative Approaches to Enhance Consumer and Environmental Outcomes
June 20, 2018
Ryan Hledik, Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida, and John Palfreyman
Prepared for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The study finds that a flexible approach to meeting Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals could benefit consumers and the environment.

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.

Presentation
The National Landscape of Residential TOU Rates: A Preliminary Summary
November 2017
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, and Cody Warner
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.

Report
The Value of TOU Tariffs in Great Britain: Insights for Decision-makers
July 07, 2017
Ryan Hledik, Will Gorman, Nicole Irwin, Michael Fell, Moira Nicolson, and Gesche Huebner
Prepared for Citizens Advice
This report quantifies the system value of time-of-use (TOU) tariffs in Great Britain and explores consumer preferences for TOU tariffs.
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.

Presentation
Understanding Residential Customer Response to Demand Charges: Present and Future
October 20, 2016
Presented at EUCI’s Residential Demand Charges Conference
Article
Competing Perspectives on Demand Charges
September 2016
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, September 2016. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
This article examines deficiencies in the standard non-dynamic volumetric residential rate offerings of electric utilities, and the differing perspectives on how to address them.
Article
The Distributional Impacts of Residential Demand Charges
August 15, 2016
Ryan Hledik and Gus Greenstein
Published in the July 2016 issue of The Electricity Journal
The article analyzes the implications that the introduction of demand charges could have on customer bills and the economics of distributed energy storage.
Report
Distribution System Pricing with Distributed Energy Resources
May 23, 2016
Ryan Hledik and Jim Lazar
Published in Berkeley Lab’s Future Electric Utility Regulation series
Presentation
The Emergence of Residential Demand Charges
May 23, 2016
Presented at the 2016 EEI Rate Analysts Meeting
Presentation
Electricity Pricing for the Consumer of the Future
May 11, 2016
Presented at the International Congress of Energy Science and Industry, Energi@21, Poznan, Poland
Book
Distributed Energy Resources
May 2016
Published by FGV Energia
Presentation
Modeling Customer Response to Xcel Energy's RD-TOU Rate
April 21, 2016
Presented to Xcel Energy
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
Demand Response Market Research: Portland General Electric, 2016 to 2035
January 2016
Prepared for Portland General Electric
Article
Understanding the UK’s Potential for Demand Response
December 12, 2015
Published in Utility Week
Presentation
The National Landscape of Residential Rate Reform
December 10, 2015
Presented at the 2015 SNL Utility Regulation Conference, Washington, DC
Presentation
A Path Forward for Residential Demand Charges
November 10, 2015
Presented at the 2015 NASUCA Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
Presentation
Residential Rate Design: Emerging Issues
August 27, 2015
Presented at the EEI WebTalks webinar
Article
The Emergence of Organic Conservation
June 2015
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Wade Davis
Published in The Electricity Journal
Presentation
The Top 10 Questions About Demand Charges
May 14, 2015
Presented at the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Symposium, Denver, CO
Presentation
Rolling Out Residential Demand Charges
May 14, 2015
Presented to the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Summit, Denver, CO
Report
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Policy Review for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 2015
Jürgen Weiss, Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Neil Lessem, Greg Wikler, Surya Swamy, Keith Downes, Jon Strahl, Amjad Alkam, and John Gulliver
Prepared for The Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority
Article
The Paradox of Inclining Block Rates
April 2015
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Wade Davis
Published in the April 2015 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
An Evaluation of SRP’s Electric Rate Proposal for Residential Customers with Distributed Generation
January 05, 2015
Prepared for the Salt River Project
Report
Valuing Demand Response: International Best Practices, Case Studies, and Applications
January 2015
Prepared for EnerNOC
Presentation
Residential Demand Charges: An Emerging Opportunity in Rate Design
December 16, 2014
Presented at an EUCI webcast
Article
Rediscovering Residential Demand Charges
September 2014
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Smart By Default
August 2014
Published in the August 2014 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Residential Demand Charges: A Rate Design Revolution?
June 26, 2014
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 27th Annual Western Conference, Monterey, CA
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)
Presentation
Rediscovering Residential Demand Charges
May 20, 2014
Presented at the 2014 EEI Rate and Regulatory Analysts Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Presentation
The New Direction of Home Energy Management
May 07, 2014
Presented at the 2014 Comverge Utility Conference, New Orleans, LA
Presentation
Surviving Sub-One Percent Growth
April 16, 2014
Presented at the 2014 Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies Conference, Springfield, IL
Report
Demand Response Market Potential in Xcel Energy’s Northern States Power Service Territory
April 2014
Prepared for Xcel Energy
Article
Analytical Frameworks to Incorporate Demand Response in Long-Term Resource Planning
March 2014
Ryan Hledik and Andy Satchwell
Published in Utilities Policy
Presentation
The Smart Grid and the Future of Demand Response
September 18, 2013
Presented at the Energy Central webinar, Integrated Demand Response - How Utilities Leverage Data for Intelligent Decisions
Article
Benchmarking Your Rate Case
July 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Incorporating Demand Response Into Western Interconnection Transmission Planning
July 2013
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, Andy Satchwell, Glen Barbose, and Charles Goldman
Prepared for LBNL
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
Report
Estimating Xcel Energy’s Public Service Company of Colorado Territory Demand Response Market Potential
June 2013
Prepared for Xcel Energy
Presentation
The Future of Rate Design
May 21, 2013
Presented at the 2013 EEI Rate Analysts Meeting, Orlando, FL
Report
An Assessment of Portland General Electric’s Demand Response Potential
November 2012
Prepared for Portland General Electric
Presentation
Demand Response: Lessons Learned from Across the Border
August 01, 2012
Presented at the CAMPUT Energy Regulation Course, Kingston, Ontario
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
Presentation
Vietnam’s 10-year Smart Grid Roadmap
December 08, 2011
Presented at a stakeholder workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam
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.
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing Pilots: Past, Present, and Future
May 17, 2011
Presented at the EEI Rate Analysts Meeting
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 08, 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 05, 2010
Presented at an EEI webinar
Presentation
Do Customers Respond to Dynamic Pricing?
July 28, 2010
Presented at the Brookings Institution Behavior Insights for Smart Grid Policy Workshop, Washington, DC
Presentation
Innovative Pricing for a Smarter Grid
June 24, 2010
Presented at TechConnect 2010
Presentation
The Geography of Demand Response
June 03, 2010
Presented at the 2010 Southern California Edison Demand Response Forum
Report
National Action Plan on Demand Response
June 2010
GMMB, Customer Performance Group, Definitive Insights, and Ryan Hledik
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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 08, 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
Article
Smart Grid Strategy: Quantifying Benefits
July 2009
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Sizing up the Smart Grid
June 11, 2009
Presented at the ConnectivityWeek GridWise Expo, San Jose, CA
Report
A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential
June 2009
The Brattle Group, Inc., Freeman, Sullivan & Co., Global Energy Partners, LLC, and Ryan Hledik
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc., Freeman, Sullivan & Co., Global Energy Partners, LLC.
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
Assessment of Achievable Potential from Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs in the U.S.
January 2009
Global Energy Partners, The Brattle Group Inc., and Ryan Hledik
Prepared for the Electric Power Research Institute
Report
Fostering Economic Demand Response in the Midwest ISO
December 30, 2008
Robert L. Earle, Samuel A. Newell, Ahmad Faruqui, Attila Hajos, and Ryan Hledik
Prepared for Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)
Report
Transforming America’s Power Industry: The Investment Challenge
November 2008
Prepared for the Edison Electric Institute
Presentation
Integrating Dynamic Pricing and Inclining Block Rates
September 05, 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
Rethinking Rate Design: A Survey of Leading Issues Facing California’s Utilities and Regulators
August 2007
Prepared for the Demand Response Research Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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
Report
The State of Demand Response in California
April 2007
Prepared for the California Energy Commission
News & Events
June 20, 2018
Brattle Study: Alternative Approach to Meeting Zero Net Energy Goals Can Benefit Consumers and the Environment

A flexible approach to meeting Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals could benefit consumers and the environment, according to a study authored by Brattle economists released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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.

November 08, 2017
Jürgen Weiss and Ryan Hledik to Present at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies' Electricity Day

Brattle Principals Jürgen Weiss and Ryan Hledik will present at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies’ (OIES) Electricity Day, taking place November 8, 2017 in Oxford, England.

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.

July 07, 2017
Report by Brattle Economists Explores the Value of Time-of-Use Tariffs in Great Britain

Brattle economists have co-authored a report that quantifies the system value of time-of-use (TOU) tariffs in Great Britain and explores consumer preferences for TOU tariffs.

June 29, 2017
Brattle Economists to Present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries Annual Western Conference

A group of Brattle consultants will present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries’ (CRRI) 30th Annual Western Conference, taking place June 28-30, 2017 in Monterey, CA.

May 11, 2017
Ryan Hledik to Present at Inconnect’s Ancillary Services and Demand Response Management Forum

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will present at Inconnect’s 3rd Annual Ancillary Services and Demand Response Management Forum, taking place May 11-12, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.

April 06, 2017
Ryan Hledik to Present at SEDC’s Smart Energy Summit

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will present at Smart Energy Demand Coalition’s (SEDC) Smart Energy Summit, taking place April 6, 2017 in Brussels.

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.

August 15, 2016
Article by Brattle Economists Evaluates Distributional Impacts of Residential Demand Charges

Brattle economists have authored an article published in the July 2016 issue of The Electricity Journal that analyzes the implications that the introduction of demand charges could have on customer bills and the economics of distributed energy storage.

May 23, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Assesses Impact of Potential New Distribution Tariffs on Electricity Consumers in Great Britain

Brattle economists have authored a report that examines the landscape of emerging domestic distribution tariff design options in Great Britain (GB) and the impacts they may have on electricity consumers.

May 23, 2016
Ryan Hledik Co-Authors Report Analyzing Distribution System Pricing

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik co-authored a report that examines pricing issues related to the business relationship between electric distribution utilities and the owners of distributed energy resources (DERs).

May 11, 2016
Ryan Hledik to Present at International Congress of Energy Science and Industry Energi@21 Conference

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will present at the International Congress of Energy Science and Industry Energi@21 conference, “Innovative Economy, Modern Society, Smart Energy Sector,” taking place May 10-11, 2016 in Poznań, Poland.

March 24, 2016
Ryan Hledik to Present Findings from Electric Water Heating Report at PLMA’s Demand Response Dialogue

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will participate in the Peak Load Management Alliance’s (PLMA) Demand Response Dialogue on “NRECA-NRDC-PLMA Hidden Battery Report,” taking place on March 24, 2016 from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST.

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.

December 10, 2015
Ryan Hledik to Present at SNL’s Utility Regulation Conference

Brattle principal Ryan Hledik will present at SNL’s 2015 Utility Regulation Conference: Rate Case, ROE and Reliability, taking place December 10-11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

November 08, 2015
Ryan Hledik to Present at National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates’ Annual Meeting

Brattle principal Ryan Hledik will present at the upcoming National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates’ (NASUCA) 2015 Annual Meeting, taking place November 8-11, 2015 in Austin, TX.

June 18, 2015
Consultants Author Article on Organic Electricity Conservation in The Electricity Journal

Brattle principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik and research analyst Wade Davis recently authored the article, “The Emergence of Organic Conservation,” published in the June issue of The Electricity Journal.

May 14, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik to Present at EUCI Residential Demand Charges Summit

Brattle principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik will present at the upcoming EUCI event, “Residential Demand Charges Summit,” taking place May 14-15 in Denver, CO.

April 07, 2015
Article Authored by Brattle Consultants on Impacts of Inclining Block Rates on Energy Consumption Featured in Public Utilities Fortnightly

Brattle consultants have recently authored an article for the April 2015 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly that examines whether the implementation of inclining block rates (IBRs) on energy prices leads to energy conservation.

January 09, 2015
Report by Brattle Principals Evaluates Rate Proposal for Residential Distributed Generation and Identifies Way to Restore Fairness in Rate Design

Principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik have authored a report for the Salt River Project (SRP) that provides an evaluation of SRP’s proposal to introduce a new rate for residential customers who are planning to install distributed generation (DG) capability. Through their evaluation of the SRP proposal, the authors identify a way to restore fairness in rate design for DG customers that may be of interest to all utilities with residential DG customers.

January 05, 2015
The Brattle Group Announces Three Principal Promotions

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Toby Brown, Ryan Hledik, and Kathleen Spees to principal.

December 16, 2014
Ryan Hledik to Present at EUCI Program on Residential Demand Charges

Brattle senior associate Ryan Hledik will present at an upcoming EUCI webinar on residential demand charges, taking place on December 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.

August 15, 2014
Brattle Studies Cited by Appeals Court in Decision to Uphold Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000

The Court of Appeals cited Brattle studies in its recent decision to uphold the FERC Order 1000, compelling states to coordinate on transmission planning to meet cost obligations for new electricity transmission capacity.

August 07, 2014
Brattle Consultants Author Article on the Adoption of Time-Varying Rates for Public Utilities Fortnightly

Principal Ahmad Faruqui, senior associate Ryan Hledik, and associate Neil Lessem have recently authored an article on the Adoption of Time-Varying Rates for the August 2014 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.

June 25, 2014
Brattle Consultants to Present at CRRI’s 27th Annual Western Conference

Several Brattle consultants will participate in the upcoming Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 27th Annual Western Conference, taking place from June 25 - 27, 2014 in Monterey, CA. CRRI is located at Rutgers University and aims to further study regulation in economics, finance, and institutions.

May 29, 2014
Report Authored by Brattle Consultants Expands on Previous Work in Analyzing Relationship Between Natural Gas and Renewables in Texas Electricity Market

Brattle consultants released a new report for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition to show how renewable and natural gas-fired electricity sources would develop in the next two decades, and how this development would depend on gas prices, the existence of a capacity mechanism in ERCOT, national carbon policies, and other key market drivers.

Personal Interests

An Oregon native, Ryan is a fan of the Portland Trailblazers, good coffee, and country music. He enjoys cycling, yoga, running, basketball, tennis, and cross-country skiing.

Ryan lives in London with his wife Jenny and son Weston.