A report by Brattle economists outlines the key reliability challenges and defines the attributes in which electric grid operators should focus on in order to maintain and strengthen system reliability.
Brattle economists have released a report explaining how the use of the term “baseload” generation is no longer useful for the purposes of planning and operating today’s electricity system.
Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Consultant Ian Cass have published an article in the recent issue of Concurrences Law & Economics that discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that regulatory economist Dr. Agustin (Augie) Ros has joined the firm’s Boston, MA office as a principal.
Brattle economists have contributed two articles to the current issue of Energy Regulation Quarterly, a journal that provides a forum for debate and discussion on issues surrounding the regulated energy industries in Canada.
The Brattle Group congratulates our client Naftogaz, the national oil and gas company of Ukraine, in the successful set-aside of take-or-pay claims in the arbitration over their gas supply contact with Russia’s Gazprom.
Renée Duplantis has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in competition economics.
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that we have relocated our corporate headquarters to One Beacon Street in downtown Boston.
An initial decision by the FERC, finding that Sunoco Pipeline L.P. discriminated against BP Products North America Inc., relied extensively on testimony and evidence submitted by Brattle Principal Steve Levine.
In an interview published in the ABA's Perspectives in Antitrust, Brattle economists Michelle Cleary and Lisa Cameron discussed interoperability, disruption, and antitrust with Professor Joshua Gans.
Spain has lost the first of the international arbitration claims under the Energy Charter Treaty, arising from the application to thermal solar investors of certain changes to the Spanish regulatory framework for renewable installations. The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has rendered an €128 award in favor of the British-based Eiser Infrastructure Limited and its affiliate Energia Solar Luxembourg S.à r.I., which own three 50 MW thermo-solar power plants in Spain, ASTEXOL-2, ASTE 1A, and ASTE 1B.
The Brattle Group has been recognized in AdvisoryHQ’s list of Top 6 Best Economic Consulting Firms.
Brattle Principal Elaine Buckberg recently co-authored an article in the Infrastructure Policy Issue of Public Works Financing, which presents a short-list of federal infrastructure financing policy options.
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.
Brattle Principals Bente Villadsen, Michael Vilbert, and Dan Harris, and Principal Emeritus A. Lawrence Kolbe have authored a new book that examines the topic of cost of capital for regulated industries.
Brattle economists have authored a report that concludes the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) proposed Market Renewal efforts to reform the province’s wholesale electricity markets could provide significant benefits to customers and suppliers in Ontario.
Global Arbitration Review (GAR), a leading resource on international arbitration news and intelligence, named The Brattle Group as one of the most active firms in expert witness services in the field of international arbitration.
A report by Brattle economists finds that Ohio’s nuclear energy plants will contribute approximately $510 million to the state gross domestic product (GDP) over the next ten years (2018-2027), in addition to other economic and societal benefits.
Dr. Michael Goldstein, a professor of finance at Babson College and an Academic Advisor to The Brattle Group, co-authored a paper for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) assessing the monetary value of seasonal snow.
Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Johannes Pfeifenberger, and Associate John Tsoukalis have authored a report that analyzes how different market structures could alter production costs in the combined service areas of the Mountain West Transmission Group entities.
Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in Utilities Policy that discusses how low-cost solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery electricity storage can potentially bring about fundamental shifts in the structure of the U.S. power sector.
Brattle Principal Shaun Ledgerwood and Associate John Tsoukalis have authored a white paper that outlines a cost-effective, learning-driven approach for companies to develop in-house trade surveillance systems to analyze potentially manipulative behavior.
Brattle Principal Judy Chang and Academic Advisor Maximilian Auffhammer were recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the effects of climate change on electricity demand and grid operators.
In a new Law360 article, Brattle Principal Adoria Lim and Associate Chi Cheng studied the correspondence between numerous companies and the SEC to identify and categorize the SEC’s hot buttons that may lead to enforcement actions, including litigation.
Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron, Academic Advisors Professor Greg Allenby and Professor Peter E. Rossi, and Brattle Senior Research Analyst Yikang Li recently co-authored an article for BNA about fundamental economic errors in approaches to damages in recent product mislabeling cases.
Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in the February 2017 issue of Electricity Policy’s Electricity Daily that addresses the issue of econometric models over-forecasting utility sales, resulting in revenue shortfall.
Brattle Principal Yvette Austin Smith has authored an article discussing Delaware’s public company appraisals following the CKx decision, using specific examples to demonstrate that petitioners and respondents continue to assert widely divergent values in appraisal cases.
In his inaugural address, President Trump committed to “transform America’s crumbling infrastructure.” But his infrastructure plan, which would provide significant tax credits to companies that invest in the country’s infrastructure, provides few details.
Brattle Principal Shaun Ledgerwood has been featured in a Risk.net article that discusses the need for greater clarity around the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) anti-manipulation standards.
Brattle President Alexis Maniatis was recently elected to serve on the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Task Force on Damages.
Brattle economists examine the first system wide rollout of TOU in Ontario, Canada and find that customers do shift load from more expensive peak period, to the cheaper off-peak period.
Brattle Principals Dan Harris and Francesco Lo Passo have authored an article on the quantification of damages through arbitration by international investors of renewable energy projects, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.
Do eco-friendly labels also send signals about product quality? Can these signals be detrimental to producers in some instances? Brattle Senior Associate Neil Lessem has co-authored a paper that investigates these questions in the context of the US wine industry.
The Brattle Group announced today that finance expert Laurence Freed has joined the firm’s New York office as a senior consultant.
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.
A report co-authored by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group finds that newly-proposed tax legislation aiming to defer the recognition of affiliated offshore reinsurance for U.S. tax purposes will negatively impact businesses and consumers in the United States.
A whitepaper by Brattle economists examines how wind generators could use standard electric and gas forward contracts to hedge its revenue to reduce risk over mid- to long-term horizons.
For the 10th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).
The Brattle Group Prizes for best papers in Corporate Finance for 2016, judged to be exceptional by the associate editors of The Journal of Finance, were awarded at the 2017 American Finance Association's (AFA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017.
Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci has authored the United Kingdom chapter of Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 2017 edition of the Handbook of Competition Economics.