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Utilities are under pressure to analyze and justify their resource portfolio expansion plans with greater recognition of the economic impacts of current and potential future regulatory policy. Such considerations include renewable resource requirements, conservation initiatives, and CO2 emission constraints. The Brattle Group provides economic analysis to develop integrated resource plans for utilities that consider generation options with varying degrees of exposure to market and regulatory risks, the optimal portfolio of contracts (power purchases), demand-side options, and transmission alternatives.

We develop resource planning approaches and techniques that focus on uncertainty and risk as essential components of sound investment decisions and transparent communication with stakeholders. We provide expert testimony and economic analysis which reflects our experience in finance, market structure, market design, and regulation of energy markets.

Our economic consultants have comprehensive skills in financial modeling, market analysis and forecasting, cost of capital determinations, option pricing, decision analysis, and risk management. These capabilities are essential to providing clients with unrivaled support for regulatory proceedings in rapidly evolving energy markets.

Principals
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Principal
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Judy Chang is an energy economist and policy expert with a background in electrical engineering. She has 20 years of experience in advising clients in transmission, resource, and strategic planning. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Mr. Chupka has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience analyzing energy markets and regulation and assisting energy clients and counsel in a broad span of commercial analysis, regulatory proceedings, and litigation support. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Mr. Graves specializes in regulatory and financial economics, especially for electric and gas utilities, and in litigation matters related to securities litigation and risk management. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Ledgerwood is an expert in market competitiveness with an emphasis on the economic analysis of potential market manipulation claims in commodities and securities markets. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Murphy is an engineer and economist with expertise in energy, competitive, and regulatory economics and finance, as well as quantitative modeling and risk analysis. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Newell is an expert in electricity wholesale markets, the transmission system, and RTO rules. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Presentation
Resource Adequacy Requirements, Scarcity Pricing, and Electricity Market Design Implications
July 2, 2014
Presented at the IEA Electricity Security Advisory Panel, Paris, France
Report
The Economics of Resource Adequacy Planning: Why Reserve Margins Are Not Just About Keeping the Lights On
April 2011
Kevin Carden, Nick Wintermantel, and Johannes P. Pfeifenberger
Published by National Regulatory Research Institute
Report
2010 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
January 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
2009 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
January 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Newsletter
Reviving Integrated Resource Planning for Electric Utilities: New Challenges and Innovative Approaches
2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.