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Nicole Irwin is an Associate at The Brattle Group with experience across a broad range of energy economics and electricity market topics including transportation electrification, distributed energy resource adoption, retail rate design, and strategic planning around “utility of the future” business and regulatory models. She specializes in system dynamics modeling, applied primarily in the context of studying rooftop solar, electric vehicle, and battery storage adoption impacts on electric distribution utility businesses.

Ms. Irwin has also worked on capacity market design and resource adequacy, transmission cost-benefit analysis, and greenhouse gas market and environmental policy issues across U.S. and international jurisdictions. As part of Brattle’s European practice, she was involved in natural gas contract arbitration cases and damages cases surrounding regulatory treatment of natural gas distribution and supply. Ms. Irwin earned a Master’s in Engineering Management (M.E.M.) from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University.

Publications
Report
The Value of TOU Tariffs in Great Britain: Insights for Decision-makers
July 07, 2017
Ryan Hledik, Will Gorman, Nicole Irwin, Michael Fell, Moira Nicolson, and Gesche Huebner
Prepared for Citizens Advice

This report quantifies the system value of time-of-use (TOU) tariffs in Great Britain and explores consumer preferences for TOU tariffs.

Presentation
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Proposed New York AC Transmission Upgrades
September 15, 2015
Presented to NYISO and DPS Staff
Presentation
The Clean Power Plan - Retirements and Reliability
April 01, 2015
Presented at the EUCI Conference, Houston, TX
News & Events
April 17, 2019
Report Co-Authored by The Brattle Group and Edison Electric Institute Discusses a Modeling Approach for Understanding Changes in the Electric Utility Industry

A new report authored by Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida and Lawrence Jones of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) introduces a modeling approach that can help industry planners understand the feedback and interdependencies caused by the complex changes happening in the electric utility industry, and develop effective strategies against these ongoing changes.

July 07, 2017
Report by Brattle Economists Explores the Value of Time-of-Use Tariffs in Great Britain

Brattle economists have co-authored a report that quantifies the system value of time-of-use (TOU) tariffs in Great Britain and explores consumer preferences for TOU tariffs.

May 23, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Assesses Impact of Potential New Distribution Tariffs on Electricity Consumers in Great Britain

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.