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Dr. Newell is an expert in electricity wholesale markets, market design, generation asset valuation, integrated resource planning, and transmission planning.

He supports clients throughout the United States in regulatory, litigation, and business strategy matters. He frequently provides testimony and expert reports to Independent System Operators (ISOs), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory commissions, and the American Arbitration Association.

Recent engagements include:

  • Carbon pricing. For NYISO, evaluated incorporating carbon charges into the wholesale energy market to harmonize state policies and markets, and to lower the costs of reducing emissions.
  • Energy & ancillary services markets with high renewable penetration. For ERCOT, evaluated its proposed Future Ancillary Services market design. Advising the Australian Energy Market Operator on market design.
  • Wholesale market design for resource adequacy. For PJM, ERCOT, MISO, ISO-NE, and NYISO, evaluated their markets’ ability to efficiently maintain resource adequacy. Recommended improvements to energy scarcity pricing, capacity demand curves, and competition among resource types.
  • Generation valuation. Projected future cash flows to support investment decisions. Assessed market-related and asset-specific risks.
  • Contract dispute. Provided testimony on damages for a client that had acquired a demand response (DR) company that it alleged had overstated its assets and capabilities.
  • Integrated resource planning. Led the analysis for the Connecticut electric utilities and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Assessed the adequacy of electric supply and natural gas transportation; forecasted wholesale electricity prices; and analyzed progress toward meeting renewables mandates, energy efficiency goals, and environmental regulations. Demonstrated cost effectiveness of increasing energy efficiency.
  • Reliability planning. For the NY Department of Public Service (DPS), helped develop contingency plans for maintaining reliability if the Indian Point nuclear plant were to retire. Evaluated economics and viability of generation and transmission proposals.
  • Transmission benefit-cost analysis. Submitted testimony to FERC on the public policy, congestion relief, and reliability benefits of several proposed transmission lines. Addressed a wider array of benefits than the simple “production cost savings” in most analyses.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Newell was Director of the Transmission Service at Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Before that, he was a Manager in the Utilities Practice at A.T. Kearney.

Testimony
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER17-284-000, Testimony of Dr. Samuel A. Newell, Dr. Kathleen Spees, and Dr. David Luke Oates on Behalf of Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) regarding the Competitive Retail Solution.
November 1, 2016
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER14-2940-000, Response of Dr. Samuel A. Newell and Dr. Kathleen Spees on Behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC, regarding variable resource requirement curve, for use in PJM’s capacity market.
November 5, 2014
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER15-68-000, Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell on behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC, regarding the cost of new entry for use in PJM’s minimum offer price rule.
October 9, 2014
Before the Texas House of Representatives Environmental Regulation Committee, Hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Newly Proposed Clean Power Plan and Potential Impact on Texas. Invited by Committee Chair to present, "EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Basics of the Rule, and Implications for Texas," Austin, TX.
September 29, 2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket ER14-2940-000. Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell and Dr. Kathleen Spees on behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC regarding periodic review of variable resource requirement curve shape and key parameters.
September 25, 2014
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER14-2940-000, Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell and Mr. Christopher D. Ungate on Behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC, regarding the cost of new entry for use in PJM’s capacity market.
Samuel A. Newell and Christopher D. Ungate
September 25, 2014
Before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado, Proceeding No. 13F-0145E, Answer Testimony and Exhibits of Samuel A. Newell on Behalf of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., regarding an analysis of complaining parties’ responses to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.’s third set of data requests, interrogatory.
September 10, 2014
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER14-1639-000, Testimony of Dr. Samuel A. Newell and Mr. Christopher D. Ungate on Behalf of ISO New England Inc., regarding the net cost of new entry for the forward capacity market demand curve.
Samuel A. Newell and Christopher D. Ungate
April 1, 2014
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER14-1639-000, Testimony of Dr. Samuel A. Newell and Dr. Kathleen Spees on Behalf of ISO New England Inc. regarding a Forward Capacity Market Demand Curve
April 1, 2014
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER14-616-000, Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell on Behalf of ISO New England Inc. and accompanying 2013 Offer Review Trigger Prices Study, regarding the minimum offer price rule new capacity resources in capacity auctions.
December 13, 2013
Before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, at a workshop on Project No. 40000, presented “Report On ORDC B+ Economic Equilibrium Planning Reserve Margin Estimates Prepared By The Brattle Group,” on behalf of The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Subsequently filed additional comments, “Additional ORDC B+ Economic Equilibrium Planning Reserve Margin Estimates,” (July 29, 2013).
June 25, 2013
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER12-13-000, Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell on Behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC, supporting PJM’s Settlement Agreement regarding the Cost of New Entry for use in PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model
November 21, 2012 (filed)
Before the Texas Public Utility Commission, filed comments and presented at a workshop in Project 40480 Commission Proceeding Regarding Policy Options on Resource Adequacy
October 25, 2012
Before the Texas Legislature Committee on State Affairs, presented oral testimony: “The Resource Adequacy Challenge in ERCOT”
October 24, 2012
Before the Texas Public Utility Commission, filed comments and presented at workshop in Project 40480 Commission Proceeding Regarding Policy Options on Resource Adequacy
September 6, 2012
Before the Texas Public Utility Commission, filed comments and presented at workshop in Project 40000 Commission Proceeding to Ensure Resource Adequacy in Texas
July 27, 2012
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER12-___-000, Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell on Behalf of SIG Energy, LLLP, March 29, 2012, Confidential Exhibit A in Complaint of Sig Energy, LLLP, SIG Energy, LLLP v. California Independent System Operator Corporation, Docket No. EL 12-___-000, (Public version, confidential information removed)
April 4, 2012 (filed)
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER12-13-000, Response of Dr. Samuel A. Newell and Dr. Kathleen Spees on Behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC, re: the Cost of New Entry Estimates for Delivery Year 2015/16 in PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model
January 13, 2012 (filed)
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER12-13-000, Affidavit of Dr. Samuel A. Newell on Behalf of PJM Interconnection, LLC, re: the Cost of New Entry Estimates for Delivery Year 2015/16 in PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model
December 1, 2011 (filed)
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket Nos. ER11-4069 and ER11-4070, Direct testimony of Johannes Pfeifenberger and Samuel Newell on behalf of the RITELine Companies, re: the public policy, congestion relief, and economic benefits of the RITELine Transmission Project
July 18, 2011 (filed)
Direct Testimony of Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Samuel A. Newell on Behalf of The AWC Companies, FERC Docket Nos. EL11-13 re: public policy and economic benefits of offshore transmission
December 20, 2010
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. No. EL11-13-000, Direct testimony of Johannes Pfeifenberger and Samuel Newell on behalf of The AWC Companies re: the public policy, reliability, congestion relief, and economic benefits of the Atlantic Wind Connection Project
December 20, 2010 (filed)
“Economic Evaluation of Alternative Demand Response Compensation Options,” whitepaper filed by ISO-NE in its comments on FERC’s Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Docket No. RM10-17-000
October 13, 2010
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket Nos. RM10-17-000 and EL09-68-00, Filed Comments re: Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and September 13, 2010 Technical Conference
October 4, 2010
Oral testimony before the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, in support of several annual versions of the Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
September 2008, June 2009, June 2010
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM10-17-000 and EL09-68-00, Filed Comments re: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding wholesale compensation of demand response
May 13, 2010
Quantifying Customer Benefits from Reductions in Critical Peak Loads from PHI’s Proposed Demand-Side Management Programs, whitepaper filed by Pepco Holdings, Inc. with the Public Utility Commissions of Delaware (Docket No. 07-28, 9/27/2007), Maryland (Case No. 9111, filed 12/21/07), New Jersey (BPU Docket No. EO07110881, filed 11/19/07), and Washington, DC (Formal Case No. 1056, filed 10/1/07). Presented orally to the Public Utility Commission of Delaware
September 5, 2007
Prepared Direct and Answering Testimony on Behalf of the Michigan-Wisconsin Utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. ER04-375-002 et al., re: Financial Impact of ComEd’s and AEP’s RTO Choices on Michigan and Wisconsin
September 15, 2004
Publications
Report
Opportunities to More Efficiently Meet Seasonal Capacity Needs in PJM
April 12, 2018
Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Yingxia Yang, Elliott Metzler, and John Imon Pedtke
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Article
The Future of the U.S. Coal Generation Fleet
November 30, 2017
Excerpt from the Fall 2017 newsletter for the ABA Antitrust Section, Transportation and Energy Industries Committee

The article analyzes the decline in coal-generated electricity in North America and discusses the implication of a recently proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule that could shield certain coal and nuclear plants from competitive market forces.

Report
Evaluation of the DOE's Proposed Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule
October 26, 2017
Prepared for NextEra Energy, Inc.

Brattle principals authored a report that supported comments a diverse coalition of energy companies submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR).

Report
Near-Term Reliability Auctions in the NEM: Lessons from International Jurisdictions
August 23, 2017
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, David Luke Oates, Toby Brown, Neil Lessem, Daniel Jang, and John Imon Pedtke
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
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.
Article
How Wholesale Power Markets and State Environmental Policies Can Work Together
July 10, 2017
Published in Utility Dive
Report
Comments of Dr. Samuel Newell to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding State Policies and Wholesale Markets Operated by ISO New England Inc., New York Independent System Operator, Inc., and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
May 02, 2017
Prepared for the FERC Technical Conference
Dr. Newell's comments describe how wholesale power markets and state policies can work together to achieve decarbonization objectives and reliability objectives at a low cost.
Presentation
Using Competitive Markets to Achieve Policy Objectives: How the Systems Built for Fossil Plants Can Evolve to Support the Clean, Distributed Grid of the Future
March 29, 2017
Presented at the Energy Bar Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference
Report
Market Power Mitigation Mechanisms for the Wholesale Electricity Market in Western Australia
November 01, 2016
Prepared for the Public Utilities Office of the Government of Western Australia's Department of Finance

The report evaluates mechanisms for mitigating market power in the reformed wholesale energy market scheduled for July 2017 implementation in Western Australia’s South West Interconnect System.

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
Clean Power Plan in Texas: Implications for Renewables and the Electricity Market
February 09, 2016
Presented at the 2016 Renewable Energy Law Conference
Report
Western Australia's Transition to a Competitive Capacity Auction
January 29, 2016
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, and Colin A. McIntyre
Prepared for EnerNoc
Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of ERCOT’s Future Ancillary Services (FAS) Proposal
December 21, 2015
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
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
International Review of Demand Response Mechanisms
October 2015
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
Presentation
PJM Capacity Auction Results and Market Fundamentals
September 18, 2015
Prepared for the Bloomberg Analyst Briefing
Presentation
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Proposed New York AC Transmission Upgrades
September 15, 2015
Presented to NYISO and DPS Staff
Presentation
EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Basics and Implications of the Proposed CO2 Emissions Standard on Existing Fossil Units Under CAA Section 111(d)
August 12, 2014
Presented at the Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP and Pipeline Conference, New York, NY
Report
Resource Adequacy in Western Australia: Alternatives to the Reserve Capacity Mechanism
August 2014
Prepared for EnerNOC, Inc.
Report
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Cost of New Entry Estimates for Combustion Turbine and Combined Cycle Plants in PJM
May 15, 2014
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Quincy Liao, Christopher D. Ungate, and John Wroble
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Report
Third Triennial Review of PJM’s Variable Resource Requirement Curve
May 15, 2014
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Ann Murray, and Ioanna Karkatsouli
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Presentation
Energy and Capacity Markets: Tradeoffs in Reliability, Costs, and Risks
February 27, 2014
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group Seventy-Fourth Plenary Session
Report
Estimating the Economically Optimal Reserve Margin in ERCOT
January 31, 2014
Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Ioanna Karkatsouli, Nick Wintermantel, and Kevin Carden
Prepared for The Public Utility Commission of Texas
Report
Developing a Market Vision for MISO - Supporting a Reliable and Efficient Electricity System in the Midcontinent
January 27, 2014
Prepared for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)
Report
2013 Offer Review Trigger Prices Study
October 2013
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, and Quincy X. Liao
Prepared for ISO New England
Report
Recommendations for Enhancing ERCOT’s Long-Term Transmission Planning Process
October 2013
The Brattle Group, Inc., prepared for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Article
Capacity Markets — Lessons Learned from the First Decade
September 2013
Published in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2
Presentation
Get Ready for Much Spikier Energy Prices: The Under-Appreciated Market Impacts of Displacing Generation with Demand Response
February 07, 2013
Presented at the Cadwalader Energy Investor Conference
Presentation
Resource Adequacy in ERCOT: the Best Market Design Depends on Reliability Objectives
December 06, 2012
Presented to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group Conference, Washington, DC
Presentation
Resource Adequacy in ERCOT
October 02, 2012
Presented to the Gulf Coast Power Association Fall Conference, Austin, TX
Report
Resource Adequacy in California: Options for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
October 2012
Prepared for Calpine
Presentation
Texas Resource Adequacy
September 21, 2012
Presented to Power Across Texas, Austin, TX
Presentation
Resource Adequacy and Demand Response in ERCOT
August 08, 2012
Presented to the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET) Summer Board Meeting, Austin, TX
Presentation
Summary of Brattle’s Study on ‘ERCOT Investment Incentives and Resource Adequacy’
July 18, 2012
Presented to the Texas Industrial Energy Consumers annual meeting, Austin, TX
Presentation
Market-Based Approaches to Achieving Resource Adequacy
June 06, 2012
Presentation to Energy Bar Association, Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Report
ERCOT Investment Incentives and Resource Adequacy
June 01, 2012
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Presentation
Fundamentals of Western Markets: Panel Discussion
February 26, 2012
Presented at WSPP’s Joint EC/OC Meeting, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, CA
Article
Trusting Capacity Markets: Does the lack of long-term pricing undermine the financing of new power plants?
December 2011
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Second Performance Assessment of PJM's Reliability Pricing Model: Market Results 2007/08 through 2014/15
August 26, 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Attila Hajos, and Kamen Madjarov
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Report
Cost of New Entry Estimates For Combustion Turbine and Combined-Cycle Plants in PJM
August 24, 2011
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Presentation
Second RPM Performance Assessment and CONE Study
August 18, 2011
Prepared for PJM Interconnection
Report
Executive Summary - An Assessment of the Public Policy, Reliability, Congestion Relief, and Economic Benefits of the Atlantic Wind Connection
December 21, 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Economic Evaluation of Alternative Demand Response Compensation Options
October 13, 2010
Samuel A. Newell and Kamen Madjarov
Prepared for ISO New England Inc.
Article
Fostering Economic Demand Response in the Midwest ISO
April 2010
Published in Energy
Report
Demand Response in the Midwest ISO: An Evaluation of Wholesale Market Design
January 29, 2010
Samuel A. Newell and Attila Hajos
Prepared for Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)
Report
Midwest ISO’s Resource Adequacy Construct: An Evaluation of Market Design Elements
January 19, 2010
Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, and Attila Hajos
Prepared for Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)
Report
2010 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
January 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Replacing the NYISO’s Existing ICAP Market with a Forward Capacity Market
June 15, 2009
Samuel A. Newell, Amrita Bhattacharyya, and Kamen Madjarov
Prepared for the New York Independent System Operator
Report
Internal Market Monitoring Unit Review of the Forward Capacity Market Auction Results and Design Elements
June 05, 2009
Dave LaPlante and Hung-po Chao of New England ISO, Samuel A. Newell, Metin Celebi, and Attila Hajos
Prepared for the ISO New England Inc. Market Monitoring Unit
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)
Newsletter
Reviving Integrated Resource Planning for Electric Utilities: New Challenges and Innovative Approaches
2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
The Power of Five Percent
October 2007
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Review of PJM’s Market Power Mitigation Practices in Comparison to Other Organized Electricity Markets
September 2007
Prepared for PJM Interconnection by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Quantifying Demand Response Benefits in PJM
January 29, 2007
Frank A. Felder and Samuel A. Newell
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, LLC and the Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI)
News & Events
February 27, 2018
Sam Newell to Present at Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.’s (GACC South) event, “Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market,” taking place on February 27, 2018 in Austin, TX.

February 13, 2018
Sam Newell to Present at National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Winter Policy Summit

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Winter Policy Summit, taking place February 11-14, 2018 in Washington, DC.

November 30, 2017
Brattle Economists Discuss the Future of U.S. Coal Generation Fleet in ABA Article

Brattle Principals Metin Celebi, Marc Chupka, Dean Murphy, Sam Newell, and Ira Shavel recently co-authored an article that analyzes the decline in coal-generated electricity in North America and discusses the implication of a recently-proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule that could shield certain coal and nuclear plants from competitive market forces.

October 26, 2017
Brattle Economists' Analysis of DOE's Proposed Rule on Grid Resilience Shows High Costs with Few Benefits

Brattle Principals Metin Celebi, Judy Chang, Marc Chupka, Sam Newell, and Ira Shavel authored a report that supported comments a diverse coalition of energy companies submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR).

September 26, 2017
Sam Newell to Present at LSI Conference on Electric Power in the Northeast

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at Law Seminars International’s (LSI) 14th Annual Advanced Conference on Electric Power in the Northeast, taking place September 25-26, 2017 in Boston, MA and via webcast.

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.

May 02, 2017
Sam Newell to Present on Wholesale Competitive Markets at FERC Technical Conference

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Technical Conference on “State Policies and Wholesale Markets Operated by ISO New England Inc., New York Independent System Operator, Inc., and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.,” taking place May 1-2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

May 02, 2017
Brattle Economist Optimistic About Role of Wholesale Power Markets in Helping States Implement Energy Policy Goals

In responses to questions posed at today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Brattle Principal Dr. Samuel Newell describes how wholesale power markets and state policies can work together to achieve decarbonization objectives and reliability objectives at a low cost.

November 01, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Reviews Market Power Mitigation Mechanisms for Wholesale Electricity Market in Western Australia

A report authored by Brattle economists evaluates mechanisms for mitigating market power in the reformed wholesale energy market scheduled for July 2017 implementation in Western Australia’s South West Interconnect System.

June 08, 2016
Sam Newell to Present on Electricity Market Pricing at 2016 EBA Annual Meeting and Conference

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at the upcoming 2016 Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Annual Meeting and Conference, taking place June 7-8, 2016 in Washington D.C.

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.

December 23, 2015
Report by Brattle Economists Finds ERCOT’s Future Ancillary Services Market Design Provides Economic Benefits and Improved System Reliability

A new report authored by Brattle economists evaluates the economic benefits of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) proposed Future Ancillary Services (FAS) design.

March 11, 2015
Sam Newell to Present at University of Houston Symposium on Energy Reliability and Security

Brattle principal Sam Newell will participate in a panel discussion at the Global Energy Management Institute’s (GEMI) upcoming Symposium on Reliability and Security Across the Energy Value Chain. Hosted by the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, the event will take place on March 11, 2015 in Houston, TX.

February 13, 2015
Brattle Consultants Assist ERCOT in Scenario Planning and Improving its Long-term Transmission Planning Process

Consultants at The Brattle Group recently assisted ERCOT in improving its long term transmission planning process.

August 12, 2014
Sam Newell to Present at Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP and Pipeline Conference

Principal Sam Newell has been invited to present at the upcoming Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP and Pipeline Conference, taking place August 12 in New York, NY.

June 18, 2014
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Provides Insights into EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emission Standards for Existing Fossil Units

Brattle economists issued a policy brief that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d).