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April 23, 2013
Brattle Principal Hannes Pfeifenberger Presents at American Antitrust Institute Energy Roundtable

Brattle principal Hannes Pfeifenberger recently presented at the American Antitrust Institute’s (AAI) 13th Annual Energy Roundtable, which took place April 23, 2013 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Arlington, VA. This year’s roundtable, featuring experts in antitrust and regulation, examined major recent developments in transmission and how they will likely affect wholesale market competition and benefits to consumers. The program also took a closer look at how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order 100, merchant transmission, and independent transmission ownership are likely to have consequences for transmission access, planning, reliability, and wholesale market competition. Mr. Pfeifenberger spoke during the panel session on “Antitrust Issues Involving Transmission.” Topics covered in the panel included how antitrust law and economics should evaluate mergers between transmission-only utilities, as well as how competition functions between neighboring transmission owners. Mr. Pfeifenberger's presentation can be downloaded using the link below. For more information, please visit the AAI website.