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Biography
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Personal Interests

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
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
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.

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
Report
May 2016
Ryan Hledik and Jim Lazar
Published in Berkeley Lab’s Future Electric Utility Regulation series
Report
April 2016
Prepared for Citizens Advice
Report
January 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
Rolling Out Residential Demand Charges
May 14, 2015
Presented to the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Summit, Denver, CO
Presentation
The Top 10 Questions About Demand Charges
May 14, 2015
Presented at the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Symposium, Denver, CO
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 5, 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 7, 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
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
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
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 1, 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 8, 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 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
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 3, 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 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
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, and LLC
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 and The Brattle Group Inc.
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 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
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

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.