Testimony by Brattle consultants contributed to a favorable outcome for the State of California in a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which upheld a ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finding that several electric power sellers committed tariff violations during the California Energy Crisis in the summer of 2000.
Oil expert Dr. Philip Verleger, working with Brattle Principal Darrell Chodorow, helped to obtain a favorable outcome for Alaskan refiners in an August 30, 2016 decision handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Hannes Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Onur Aydin have authored an article published on Brink that examines the need for improved transmission planning that increases flexibility to comply with evolving future regulations, while meeting anticipated policy goals at lower costs and lower risks for customers.
Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann recently authored a paper investigating the cost components of the bid-ask spread and the changes in the spread around earnings announcements on the small Danish stock market in the 1990s.
The Brattle Group has been recognized as one of the 10 best consulting firms to work for in the 2017 Vault Consulting 50. For the third consecutive year, Brattle ranked highest among all economic consulting firms.
A new report authored by Brattle economists on behalf of APA Group reviews integration in APA’s pipeline operations in Eastern Australia since the acquisition of Epic Energy in December 2012, and identifies the economic costs and benefits associated with integration.
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Rachael Barza, Valentina Bonetti, Jehan deFonseka, David J. Hutchings, Charles Gibbons, Fabricio Nunez, Jack Stirzaker, and Yingxia Yang to Senior Associate.
Brattle economists have authored an article published in the July 2016 issue of The Electricity Journal that analyzes the implications that the introduction of demand charges could have on customer bills and the economics of distributed energy storage.
Brattle Principals Kevin Neels and Pallavi Seth, along with Jeffrey C. Metzcar, partner at Thompson Hine, recently wrote an article published in Law360 discussing the types of information attorneys and economic experts find valuable in patent infringement litigation.
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Sanem Sergici and Pallavi Seth to principal.
Brattle economists have authored a paper examining the rationale for offering three-part rates to all residential customers.
Who’s Who Legal recognized twelve Brattle economists as leading experts in the fields of economic, forensic and litigation consulting, and transactional services.
A report released today by economists at The Brattle Group offers guidelines for EU-based National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to use when calculating an allowed rate of return—typically the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)—for electronic telecommunications operators with significant market power (SMP).
A recent order issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on export pricing cites an analysis conducted by Brattle Academic Advisor Peter Fox-Penner and Principal Romkaew Broehm on behalf of the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operation (MISO) and MISO Transmission Owners.
In a new Brattle article, Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh and examine the key findings of the energy market investigation and comment on the possible effects of the CMA’s decision to implement a transitional price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers, impacting nearly four million households.
Brattle economists have authored a report that analyzes the role that higher ethanol blends of gasoline (E85) could play in meeting the proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program.
Brattle economists have co-authored a new study that provides a comprehensive examination of the impacts of transforming the California Independent System Operator into a multistate, regional ISO.
Expert testimony by Principals Paul Carpenter and Steve Levine helped to secure a favorable outcome for the U.S. Department of the Interior in a contract dispute with Rockies Express Pipeline LLC.
In the recently decided case SEC v. Goldstone et al, Brattle Principal Chris Laursen submitted an expert report and testified in the jury trial held in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Income Tax Allowance (ITA) policy for partnership pipelines, when applied in tandem with its Discounted Cash Flow Rate of Return on Equity (DCF ROE) methodology, results in inequitable rates of return for partnership pipelines.
Brattle consultants have issued a report that provides technical guidance to U.S. state policymakers on how to enable clean energy imports from Canada for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP).
The Brattle Group announced today that commercial litigation and intellectual property expert Andy Harington has joined the firm’s Toronto, Ontario office as a principal.
The Brattle Group has been recognized in Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms.
A new whitepaper released today by economists at The Brattle Group examines the clean energy resources available for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and key policy considerations to help meet the aggressive, long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements established by the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA).
Brattle Principal David Sunding’s research was cited in a United States Supreme Court decision on Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, issued on May 31, 2016.
A new report released today by Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Johannes Pfeifenberger finds that reforming the U.S. electric transmission planning and development process to address the evolving energy generation landscape could save customers up tens of billion dollars annually in overall cost savings.
Brattle Principal Adoria Lim recently authored an article published in the June 2016 issue of Financier Worldwide discussing the importance of financial due diligence in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transactions.
Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann has co-authored a paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Finance that analyzes the litigation risk of Chinese firms listed in the U.S.
The Brattle Group has been recognized in AdvisoryHQ’s List of Top 6 Best Economic Consulting Firms.
Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis has been appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council, which consists of the top-ranked academics and practitioners active in competition policy.
Brattle economists have authored a report that examines the landscape of emerging domestic distribution tariff design options in Great Britain (GB) and the impacts they may have on electricity consumers.
Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik co-authored a report that examines pricing issues related to the business relationship between electric distribution utilities and the owners of distributed energy resources (DERs).
A new report authored by Brattle economists finds that over the next 20 years, the price of natural gas is the primary driver for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) transition to a clean energy future.
Consultants at The Brattle Group have prepared a study for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) that provides an impact evaluation of Ontario’s province-wide roll-out of Time-of-Use (TOU) rates for its residential and general service customers.
Brattle Principal Steven Herscovici recently contributed to an amicus brief in support of defendant-appellees including SmithKline Beecham Corporation in Re: Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Brattle economists Coleman Bazelon and Lucrezio Figurelli authored a report released today that analyzes the economic cost and benefits of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposal to mandate a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication standard in the 5.9 GHz band known as dedicated short range communication (DSRC).
Brattle Principal Mark Berkman recently co-authored an article published in Volume 28, Issue 2, of the Environmental Claims Journal titled “Produced Water—Emerging Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities.”
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.
Principals Richard Goldberg and James Read have authored an article published in Law360 that examines potential points of contention when implementing oil and gas contract termination payments, in light of the ongoing decline of energy commodity prices.
The Brattle Group has announced that Alex Edmans has joined the firm’s network of internationally renowned experts as an Academic Advisor.
Brattle economists have authored a report demonstrating the potential of wireless technology to not only help U.S. farmers more efficiently manage water use, but to also add substantial value to the agricultural industry.
Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans recently authored an article published in the Harvard Business Review discussing Ford Motor Company’s approach to addressing disruptive technology in the auto industry.
Brattle Principals Mark Berkman and Dean Murphy authored a report released today that reviews the New York State Department of Public Service’s (DPS) findings on the environmental and economic benefits of keeping upstate nuclear power plants open by leveraging the proposed Clean Energy Standards (CES).
Brattle Principals Toby Brown and Ahmad Faruqui and Associate Léa Grausz have authored an article published in the December 2015 issue of Economic Analysis and Policy that reviews different methods for ensuring economic efficiency when devising tariffs for distribution network services while meeting the revenue constraint.
Brattle Academic Advisor Abraham Wickelgren, an antitrust law professor at the University of Texas Law School, was quoted in a recent Law360 article, “5 Things That Bother Economists About Antitrust Law,” discussing what economists would like to change about how antitrust cases are litigated and judged.
Brattle Associate Yingxia Yang contributed a chapter to the newly-released book, Research on China’s Gas Development Strategy.
Based on evidence presented by Brattle consultants, a FERC Administrative Law Judge issued a ruling that found that the Mobile-Sierra doctrine does not protect two long-term wholesale electricity contracts entered into during the Western Energy Crisis in 2001.