Sergici 102
Biography
Publications

Dr. Sanem Sergici is a principal in The Brattle Group’s Boston, MA office with expertise in electricity markets and applied econometrics. At Brattle, the focus of Dr. Sergici’s work has been on assisting electric utilities, regulators, market operators, and technology firms in their strategic questions related to energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, and understanding behavior of electricity prosumers. Dr. Sergici has been at the forefront of the design and analysis of dynamic pricing, enabling technology, and behavior-based energy efficiency programs in the North America.

Dr. Sergici has completed numerous resource planning projects that involved development of scenarios and strategies for electric systems to meet long-range electric demand while considering the growth of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other demand-side resources. She also has significant expertise in development of load forecasting models; ratemaking for electric utilities; and energy litigation. Most recently, in the context of the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (NYREV) Initiative, Dr. Sergici has been studying the incentives required for and the impacts of incorporating large quantities of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) including energy efficiency, demand response, solar PVs, and energy storage in New York.

Dr. Sergici is a frequent presenter on the economic analysis of DERs and regularly publishes in academic and industry journals. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Northeastern University in the fields of applied econometrics and industrial organization.

Representative Engagements
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing Works in a Hot and Humid Climate: Evidence from Florida
November 2, 2017
Presented at the International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference
Article
Do Manufacturing Firms Relocate in Response to Rising Electric Rates?
June 2017
Published in Energy Regulation Quarterly, Volume 5, Issue 2

This article investigates whether U.S. industrial manufacturing customers faced with rising electric rates relocate to lower-cost regions.

Report
Pepco Maryland In-Home Display Pilot Analysis
June 2017
Prepared for Pepco
Article
Dynamic Pricing Works in a Hot, Humid Climate
May 2017
This article was published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, May 2017. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
Report
The Impact of AMI-enabled Conservation Voltage Reduction on Energy Consumption and Peak Demand
March 2017
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 30, Issue 2

Conservation voltage reduction (CVR) has been around for a long time but most utilities have been reluctant to deploy it out of a concern that customers might be negatively affected. With advanced metering infrastructure, AMI, that concern might go away or so goes the theory. To test that idea, PHI in Maryland carried out AMI-enabled CVR. Brattle analyzed the data on their behalf and found that CVR, regulated with AMI, can reduce energy consumption and peak demand without affecting customer comfort. Customers get lower bills without having to take any actions to modify their lifestyle. It is a win-win.

Article
February 2017
Neil Lessem, Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Dean Mountain
This article was published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, February 2017. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
Presentation
Understanding Residential Customer Response to Demand Charges: Present and Future
October 20, 2016
Presented at EUCI’s Residential Demand Charges Conference
Presentation
Retail Costing and Pricing for Electricity
August 11, 2016
Presented at IPU's 58th Annual Regulatory Studies Program: The Fundamentals Course
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing & Demand Response
August 11, 2016
Presented at IPU's 58th Annual Regulatory Studies Program: The Fundamentals Course
Report
OEB Pilot Plan Technical Manual
July 16, 2016
Prepared for the Ontario Energy Board
Presentation
May 11, 2016
Presented at the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) Spring Conference
Report
February 3, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, Sanem Sergici, Dean Mountain , Frank Denton , Byron Spencer , and Chris King
Prepared for the Independent Electric System Operator
Report
Comparative Generation Costs of Utility-Scale and Residential-Scale PV in Xcel Energy Colorado’s Service Area
July 2015
Prepared for First Solar
Report
Year Two Analysis of Ontario’s Full Scale Roll-out of TOU Rates
December 16, 2014
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, Sanem Sergici, Dean Mountain, Frank Denton, Byron Spencer, and Chris King
Prepared for the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)
Report
Quantifying the Amount and Economic Impacts of Missing Energy Efficiency in PJM’s Load Forecast
September 2014
Prepared for The Sustainable FERC Project
Article
Utility Investments in Resiliency: Balancing Benefits with Cost in an Uncertain Environment
June 2014
William P. Zarakas, Sanem Sergici, Heidi Bishop, Jake Zahniser-Word, and Peter S. Fox-Penner
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 27, Issue 5
Report
Impact Evaluation of Ontario’s Time-of-Use Rates: First Year Analysis
November 26, 2013
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, Neil Lessem, Dean Mountain, Frank Denton, Byron Spencer, and Chris King
Prepared for the Ontario Power Authority
Article
Low Voltage Resiliency Insurance:  Ensuring Critical Service Continuity During Major Power Outages
September 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Low Tech Resilience
September 2013
Published in Fortnightly Magazine
Article
Arcturus: International Evidence on Dynamic Pricing
September 2013
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Arcturus: International Evidence on Dynamic Pricing
July 1, 2013
Published by SSRN Working Paper Series
Article
Dynamic pricing of electricity for residential customers: the evidence from Michigan
February 2013
Sanem Sergici, Ahmad Faruqui, and Lamine Akaba
Published in Energy Efficiency
Presentation
Consistency of Results in Dynamic Pricing Experiments – Toward a Meta Analysis
January 29, 2013
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Eric Shultz
Presented at the DistribuTECH Conference, San Diego, CA
Article
Dynamic Pricing of Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Econometric Results from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Experiment
August 2011
Published in Journal of Regulatory Economics
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing: Past, Present, and Future
June 14, 2011
Presented at the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Report
Measurement and Verification Principles for Behavior-Based Efficiency Programs
May 2011
Prepared for OPOWER
Article
Household Response to Dynamic Pricing of Electricity – A Survey of 15 Experiments
October 2010
Published in Journal of Regulatory Economics
Article
Divestiture policy and operating efficiency in U.S. electric power distribution
June 2010
John E. Kwoka, Jr., Michael Pollitt, and Sanem Sergici
Published in Journal of Regulatory Economics
Report
The Impact of Dynamic Pricing on Low Income Customers
June 2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Edison Foundation
Article
The Untold Story: A Survey of C&I Dynamic Pricing Pilot Studies
2010
Sanem Sergici, Ahmad Faruqui, and Jennifer Palmer
Published in Metering International
Article
The impact of informational feedback on energy consumption - A survey of the experimental evidence
2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Ahmed Sharif
Published in Energy
Article
Rethinking Prices
January 2010
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Impact Evaluation of NU's Plan-It Wise Energy Program
November 2, 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Piloting the Smart Grid
August 2009
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Moving Toward Utility-Scale Deployment of Dynamic Pricing in Mass Markets
June 2009
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Lisa V. Wood
Published by The Edison Foundation
Presentation
Experimental Design Considerations in Evaluating the Smart Grid
December 15, 2008
Presented at the Smart Grid Information Session
Article
Three Essays on U.S. Electricity Restructuring
August 2008
Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Northeastern University