Report
Comments of Drs. Romkaew Broehm, Jeremy Verlinda, and James Reitzes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding Modifications to Commission Requirements for Review of Transaction Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Market-Based Rate Applications under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (Docket No. RM16-21-000)
November 28, 2016
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The comments offer commentary on four proposed changes by the FERC regarding its horizontal market power review standards for M&A and market-based rate approvals.

Presentation
Residential Demand Charges, Distributional Effects and Energy Storage
November 17, 2016
Presented during the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Grid Talk Webinar

Presented by Ahmad Faruqui with contributions from Ryan Hledik

Presentation
November 3, 2016
Presented at Law Seminars International's (LSI) 18th Annual Conference on Electric Power in California
Report
November 2016
Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, and Tony Lee
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The report examines the economic and policy implications of different carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance allocation approaches under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based standard and/or carbon-cutting programs.

Report
November 2016
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council

The report examines the potential implications for competitive wholesale electricity markets if new gas-fired combined cycle (CC) plants are not covered under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based state implementation plans (SIPs).

Presentation
Behavioral Economics and Competition
October 31, 2016
Presented to the Hong Kong Competition Commission

This presentation examines how the insights gained from behavioral economics can help competition authorities to better understand actual consumer behavior and alternative avenues through which firms may engage in behaviors that harm competition.

Report
Methodologies for Establishing Fixed Charges in Residential Tariffs: A Survey
October 26, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui and Kirby Leyshon
Prepared for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company

This report was filed before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California.

Presentation
October 24, 2016
Presented at the Embassy of Canada and Canadian Electricity Association’s Half-day Conference
Presentation
Understanding Residential Demand Charges: Present and Future
October 20, 2016
Presented at the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Conference
Presentation
Curating the Future of Rate Design
October 20, 2016
Presented at the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Conference
Presentation
Western Regional Market Developments: Impact on Renewable Generation Investments and Balancing Costs
October 19, 2016
Presented at the 9th Annual Large Solar Conference
Report
Comment on "Green Overload" - an Issue Brief by the Empire Center
October 18, 2016
Presentation
October 6, 2016
Presented at the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) 2016 Mid-Year Energy Forum
Report
Comments of Mr. Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Ms. Judy Chang to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding Competitive Transmission Development Technical Conference (Docket No. AD16-18-000)
October 3, 2016
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Report
October 2016
Funded by MetLife, Inc.

A whitepaper discussing the role of life insurance as a critical driver of economic growth that helps provide stability for the U.S. economy while delivering financial protection to millions of American families.

Report
Electricity Cost and Environmental Effects of Retiring the Quad Cities and Clinton Nuclear Plants
October 2016
Prepared for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association

The report estimates the effects that two Illinois nuclear plants, the Quad Cities and Clinton plants, have on electricity costs to Illinois consumers, and on emissions of CO2 and other pollutants.

Article
Improved Transmission Planning for a Carbon-Constrained Future
September 1, 2016
Published on Brink

An article examining 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.

Article
Competing Perspectives on Demand Charges
September 2016
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, September 2016. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.

This article examines deficiencies in the standard non-dynamic volumetric residential rate offerings of electric utilities, and the differing perspectives on how to address them.

Article
The Bid-Ask Spread in the Danish Stock Market: Evidence from the 1990s
August 25, 2016
Published in the International Journal of Economics and Finance

The paper investigates 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.

Article
The Impact of International Information Disclosure Requirements on Market Discipline
August 24, 2016
Pedro de Araujo and Kirby I. Leyshon
Published in Applied Economics

The study investigates which specific disclosure requirements influence financial investors to discipline banks and which do not. The authors find that the information disclosure requirements primarily reduce or have no impact on market discipline practices.

Presentation
Technology's Role, Rates and Customers, 1985-2016
August 16, 2016
Presented at the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute
Article
August 15, 2016
Ryan Hledik and Gus Greenstein
Published in the July 2016 issue of The Electricity Journal

The article analyzes the implications that the introduction of demand charges could have on customer bills and the economics of distributed energy storage.

Article
August 12, 2016
Kevin Neels, Pallavi Seth, and Jeffrey C. Metzcar
Published in Law360

The article discusses the types of information attorneys and economic experts find valuable in patent infringement litigation.

Presentation
Dynamic Pricing & Demand Response
August 11, 2016
Presented at IPU's 58th Annual Regulatory Studies Program: The Fundamentals Course
Presentation
Retail Costing and Pricing for Electricity
August 11, 2016
Presented at IPU's 58th Annual Regulatory Studies Program: The Fundamentals Course
Report
August 2016
Prepared for APA Group

The 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.

Report
July 18, 2016
Prepared for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect)

A report offering 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).

Report
July 18, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Wade Davis , Josephine Duh, and Cody Warner
Published in Electricity Policy
Report
OEB Pilot Plan Technical Manual
July 16, 2016
Prepared for the Ontario Energy Board
Article
Preliminary Comment on New York Department of Public Service “Staff’s Responsive Proposal for Preserving Zero-Emissions Attributes”
July 12, 2016
Prepared for the New York State IBEW Utility Labor Council, Rochester Building & Construction Trades Council, and Central and Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council
Report
July 12, 2016
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Mariko Geronimo, Onur Aydin, Kai Van Horn, David Luke Oates, Lauren Regan, Peter Cahill, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for the California Independent System Operator. Co-authored by members of The California Independent System Operator, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., Berkeley Economic Advising and Research, LLC, and Aspen Environmental Group.
Report
July 11, 2016
Prepared for Growth Energy
Article
Inactive Customers and Unilateral Market Power: The CMA’s Energy Market Investigation
July 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Emerging Issues in Forecasting Energy Consumption
June 24, 2016
Presented at the CRRI Western Conference 2016
Presentation
Capturing Smart Meter Enabled Benefits in System Wide Rollouts
June 23, 2016
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 29th Annual Western Conference
Presentation
A Three-Year Impact Evaluation of TOU Rates in Ontario, Canada
June 23, 2016
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 29th Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Residential Rates for the Utility of the Future
June 22, 2016
Presented at Grid Edge World Forum 2016
Report
Clean Energy Resource Options for Massachusetts: Overall Recommendations
June 21, 2016
Project Funded by the Barr Foundation
Report
June 21, 2016
Judy Chang, Michael Hagerty, and Will Gorman
Project Funded by the Barr Foundation
Report
Review of the Renewable Denton Plan: Final Report
June 10, 2016
Prepared for City Manager George Campbell, City of Denton, Texas
Presentation
The Future of Wholesale Electricity Market Design with the Growth of Low-Carbon Generation
June 8, 2016
Presented at the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference
Presentation
Capturing Smart Meter Enabled Benefits in System Wide Rollouts
June 6, 2016
Presented at The International Energy Policy Programme Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC)
Presentation
Well-Planned Electric Transmission Saves Customer Costs: Improved Transmission Planning is Key to the Transition to a Carbon-Constrained Future
June 6, 2016
Presented to WIRES
Article
June 2016
Published in the June 2016 Issue of Financier Worldwide
Report
June 2016
Prepared for WIRES
Report
June 2016
Prepared for the Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Hydropower Association, Canadian Wind Energy Association, Emera Incorporated, Government of Canada, Government of Québec, Manitoba Hydro, Nalcor Energy, and Powerex Corporation
Presentation
Brattle Tariff Design Best Practices
June 1, 2016
Prepared for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and the Government of Malaysia
Article
May 27, 2016
Torben Voetmann, Jan Jindra, and Ralph A. Walking
Published in the Quarterly Journal of Finance
Presentation
The Emergence of Residential Demand Charges
May 23, 2016
Presented at the 2016 EEI Rate Analysts Meeting
Presentation
May 17, 2016
Ira H. Shavel, Yingxia Yang, Roger Lueken, Andrew O’Brien, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Presentation
May 13, 2016
Presented to the Alternative Rate Design Stakeholder Process for Xcel Energy
Presentation
Electricity Pricing for the Consumer of the Future
May 11, 2016
Presented at the International Congress of Energy Science and Industry, Energi@21, Poznan, Poland
Presentation
May 11, 2016
Presented at the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) Spring Conference
Report
May 10, 2016
Prepared for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Article
May 5, 2016
Sent to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Article
May 4, 2016
Earl L. Hagström, Christopher Lyles, Mala Pattanayek, Bridgette DeShields, and Mark P. Berkman
Published in the Volume 28, Issue 2, of the Environmental Claims Journal
Report
May 2, 2016
Prepared for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
Book
Distributed Energy Resources
May 2016
Published by FGV Energia
Report
May 2016
Ryan Hledik and Jim Lazar
Published in Berkeley Lab’s Future Electric Utility Regulation series
Report
April 22, 2016
Prepared for the CTIA Wireless Foundation
Report
Comments on the New York DPS "Clean Energy Standard White Paper – Cost Study"
April 21, 2016
Prepared for the New York State IBEW Utility Labor Council, Rochester Building & Construction Trades Council, and Central and Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council
Report
April 2016
Prepared for Citizens Advice
Article
April 2016
Published in Law360
Presentation
Residential Demand Charges: An Overview
March 15, 2016
Presented at the EEI Rate Committee Meeting
Article
An Economist's Dilemma: To PV or Not to PV, That Is the Question
March 14, 2016
Published in Electricity Policy
Presentation
FERC's Market Manipulation Rule: Impact on FTRs and the Virtual Market
March 8, 2016
Presented at the Energy Bar Association Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
Article
Response To King-Datta Re: Time-Varying Rates
March 2016
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
March 2016
Prepared for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Article
BMC Software's Lessons For Expert Witnesses
February 23, 2016
Published on Law360
Article
February 22, 2016
Published on Law360
Article
February 16, 2016
Published in Practice Points, a publication of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee
Presentation
Clean Power Plan in Texas: Implications for Renewables and the Electricity Market
February 9, 2016
Presented at the 2016 Renewable Energy Law 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
Brochure
Expertise in Coal Bankruptcy
February 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
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
Presentation
A Conversation About Standby Rates
January 20, 2016
Presented to Standby Rate Working Group Michigan Public Service Commission
Presentation
Transmission Has a Critical Role in Clean Power Plan Compliance (and Operating in Other Futures)
January 20, 2016
Presented to WestConnect PMC Meeting
Presentation
The Clean Power Plan: Implications for the Western Interconnect
January 20, 2016
Presented at the EUCI Conference, "Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect," Los Angeles, CA
Report
January 15, 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
January 14, 2016
Published in Risk.net
Article
Innovation, Meet Deployment: Climate Policy's Twin Imperatives
January 5, 2016
Published in The Huffington Post
Book
January 2016
Published by China Development Press. Chapter author.
Report
The Clean Power Plan: Focus on Implementation and Compliance
January 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
January 2016
Published in Water Policy
Report
January 2016
Prepared for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA)
Report
Demand Response Market Research: Portland General Electric, 2016 to 2035
January 2016
Prepared for Portland General Electric
Article
December 22, 2015
Published in Law360
Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of ERCOT’s Future Ancillary Services (FAS) Proposal
December 21, 2015
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Article
Correct Application of Event Studies in Securities Litigation
December 17, 2015
Published in Event Study Tools
Book
The Legal and Economic Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing Bans
December 15, 2015
Mark P. Berkman and Earl Hagström
Published in Hydraulic Fracturing: Environmental Issues
Article
Understanding the UK’s Potential for Demand Response
December 12, 2015
Published in Utility Week
Presentation
The National Landscape of Residential Rate Reform
December 10, 2015
Presented at the 2015 SNL Utility Regulation Conference, Washington, DC
Article
December 9, 2015
Published in the ABA’s Securities Litigation Journal
Presentation
The Global Context for Alaskan LNG
December 7, 2015
Presented to LSI Energy in Alaska Conference