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Dr. Faruqui has over 40 years of experience working on issues related to customer engagement, including rate design, load flexibility, distributed energy resources, demand forecasting, and electrification.

In his research and consulting career, Dr. Faruqui has worked for over 150 clients on five continents, and has published more than 100 papers on energy topics in peer-reviewed and trade journals. His work has been cited in The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes, and he has appeared on NPR and Fox Business News. He has provided expert testimony, appeared before commissions, and presented to governments across the globe.  

Dr. Faruqui has taught economics at three universities over a seven-year period and has delivered guest lectures at a dozen more universities, including MIT, Northwestern, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.

Representative Engagements
Demand forecasting in a rate case filing, Xcel Energy Minnesota
Provided expert witness testimony to support Xcel Energy’s test year sales forecast. Analyzed the effects of three factors on the sales forecast: the weak economy, energy efficiency programs, and codes and standards and concluded sales growth was going to take place at lower rates than those observed historically.
AMI business case filing, Ameren Illinois
Provided expert witness testimony on behalf of Ameren Illinois regarding the quantification of the customer and societal benefits of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Plan. The analysis was performed using Brattle’s iGrid model. Benefits were quantified for energy efficiency, demand response, dynamic pricing, and plug-in electric vehicles.
Retail electric rates, Public Service Company of New Mexico
Direct testimony on behalf of the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) in the matter of revision of its retail electric rates. Reviewed demand-forecasting models for Residential and Commercial classes. Assessed methodology to integrate utility-sponsored Energy Efficiency programs and Codes & Standards into forecast. Re-estimated models for eight rate classes comprising four-fifths of total electricity sales.
Change of rates for residential customers, Westar Energy
Direct testimony on behalf of Westar Energy in the matter of making certain changes in their charges for electric service. Provided analysis in support of the utility’s proposal to offer new rate choices for its residential customers.
Testimony

Direct testimony before the Missouri Public Service Commission on behalf of Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri, in the matter of Ameren Missouri's proposed new rate designs for its residential customers, File No. ER-2019-0335

July 2019

Direct testimony before the Georgia Public Service Commission on behalf of Georgia Power Company, in the matter of Georgia Power Company's proposal to expand its offering of three-part rates and to recover the fixed customer-related costs through its monthly service charge, Docket No. 42516

June 2019

Rebuttal testimony before the Public Service Commission of the State of Montana on behalf of NorthWestern Energy, in the matter of NorthWestern Energy’s Application for Authority to Increase Retail Electric Utility Service Rates and for Approval of Electric Service Schedules and Rules and Allocated Cost of Service and Rate Design, Docket No. D2018.2.12

April 2019

Rebuttal testimony before the Council of the City of New Orleans on behalf of Entergy New Orleans, LLC, in the matter of Application of Entergy New Orleans, LLC for a Change in Electric and Gas Rates Pursuant to Council Resolutions R-15-194 and R-17-504 and for Related Relief, Docket No. UD-18-07

March 2019

Prefiled direct testimony before the Public Service Commission of the State of Montana on behalf of NorthWestern Energy, in the matter of NorthWestern Energy’s Application for Authority to Increase its Retail Electric Utility Service Rates and for Approval of its Electric Service Schedules and Rules, Docket No. D2018.2.12

September 28, 2018

Rebuttal Testimony before the Arizona Corporation Commission on behalf of Arizona Public Service Company, in the matter of Stacey Champion, et al., v Arizona Public Service Corporation, Docket No. E-01345A-18-0002

August 17, 2018

Direct Testimony before the Arizona Corporation Commission on behalf of Arizona Public Service Company, in the matter of Stacey Champion, et al., v Arizona Public Service Corporation, Docket No. E-01345A-18-0002

July 31, 2018

Rebuttal testimony before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas, on behalf of Westar Energy, in the matter of the Joint Application of Westar Energy, Inc. and Kansas Gas and Electric Company for Approval to Make Certain Changes in their Charges for Electric Services, Docket No. 18-WSEE-328-RTS

July 3, 2018

Direct testimony before the Council for the City of New Orleans on behalf of Entergy New Orleans, LLC, in the matter of Application of Entergy New Orleans, LLC for a Change in Electric and Gas Rates Pursuant to Council Resolutions R-15-194 and R-17-504 and for Related Relief, Docket No. UD-18-__

July 2018

Direct testimony before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas, on behalf of Westar Energy, in the matter of the Joint Application of Westar Energy, Inc. and Kansas Gas and Electric Company for Approval to Make Certain Changes in their Charges for Electric Services, Docket No. 18-WSEE-328-RTS

February 01, 2018

Rebuttal Testimony Before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Behalf of Idaho Power Company ("Idaho Power"), in the matter of the Application of Idaho Power Company for Authority to Establish New Schedules for Residential and Small General Service Customers with On-Site Generation, Case No. IPC-E-17-13

January 26, 2018

Reply affidavit before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas, on behalf of Westar Energy, in the matter of the General Investigation to Examine Issues Surrounding Rate Design for Distributed Generation Customers, Docket No. 16-GIME-403-GIE

May 05, 2017

Direct testimony before the Louisiana Public Service Commission on behalf of Entergy Louisiana, LLC, in the matter of Approval to Implement a Permanent Advanced Metering System and Request for Cost Recovery and Related Relief in accordance with Louisiana Public Service Commission General Order dated September 22, 2009, R-29213

November 2016

Direct testimony before the Mississippi Public Service Commission, on behalf of Entergy Mississippi, Inc., in the matter of Application for Approval of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Related Modernization Improvements, EC-123-0082-00

November 2016

Direct testimony before the Council of the City of New Orleans, on behalf of Entergy New Orleans, Inc., in the matter of the Application of Energy New Orleans, Inc. for Approval to Deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure, and Request for Cost Recovery and Related Relief

October 2016

Direct Testimony before the Arkansas Public Service Commission on behalf of Entergy Arkansas, Inc., in the matter of Entergy Arkansas, Inc.’s Application for an Order Finding the Deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure to be in the Public Interest and Exemption from Certain Applicable Rules, Docket No. 16-060-U

September 19, 2016

Direct Testimony before the Arizona Corporation Commission on behalf of Arizona Public Service Company, in the matter of the Application of Arizona Public Service Company for a Hearing to Determine the Fair Value of the Utility Property of the Company for Ratemaking Purposes, to Fix a Just and Reasonable Rate of Return Thereon, to Approve Rate Schedules Designed To Develop Such Return, Docket No. E-01345A-16-0036

June 01, 2016

Direct Testimony before the Maryland Public Service Commission, on behalf of Potomac Electric Power Company in the matter of the Application of Potomac Electric Power Company for Adjustments to its Retail Rates for the Distribution of Electric Energy

April 19, 2016

Rebuttal Testimony before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma on behalf of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in the matter of the Application of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company for an Order of the Commission Authorizing Applicant to modify its Rates, Charges and Tariffs for Retail Electric Service in Oklahoma, Cause No. PUD 201500273

April 11, 2016

Rebuttal Testimony before the Maryland Public Service Commission on behalf of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company in the matter of the Application of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for Adjustments to its Electric and Gas Base Rates, Case No. 9406

March 04, 2016

Prefiled Direct Testimony before the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Behalf of Puget Sound Energy, Dockets UE-151871 and UG-151872

February 25, 2016

Direct Testimony before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma on behalf of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in the matter of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company for an Order of the Commission Authorizing Applicant to modify its Rates, Charges and Tariffs for Retail Electric Service in Oklahoma, Cause No. PUD 201500273

December 18, 2015

Direct Testimony before the Arizona Corporation Commission on behalf of Arizona Public Service Company, in the matter of the Application for UNS Electric, Inc. for the Establishment of Just and Reasonable Rates and Charges Designed to Realize a Reasonable Rate of Return on the Fair Value of the Properties of UNS Electric, Inc. Devoted to the its Operations Throughout the State of Arizona, and for Related Approvals, Docket No. E-04204A-15-0142

December 9, 2015

Prepared rebuttal testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on behalf of Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy, in the matter of net metering and distributed generation cost of service and tariff design, Docket Nos. 15-07041 and 15-07042

November 3, 2015

Prepared direct testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on behalf of Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy, in the matter of the application for approval of a cost of service study and net metering tariffs, Docket No. 15-07

July 31, 2015

Responsive Testimony before the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma on behalf of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in the matter of the Application of Brandy L. Wreath, Director of the Public Utility Division, for Determination of the Calculation of Lost Net Revenues and Shared Savings Pursuant to the Demand Program Rider of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, Cause No. PUD 201500153

May 13, 2015

Direct testimony before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas, on behalf of Westar Energy, in the matter of the Application of Westar Energy, Inc. and Kansas Gas and Electric Company to Make Certain Changes in Their Charges for Electric Service, Docket No. 15-WSEE-115-RTS

March 2, 2015

Direct testimony before the New Mexico Regulation Commission on behalf of Public Service Company of New Mexico in the matter of the Application of Public Service Company of New Mexico for Revision of its Retail Electric Rates Pursuant to Advice Notice No. 507, Case No. 14-00332-UT

December 11, 2014

Rebuttal Testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Utility on Demand Elasticity and Conservation Impacts of Investor-Owned Utility Proposals, in the Matter of Rulemaking 12-06-013

October 17, 2014

Rebuttal testimony before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission State of Minnesota on behalf of Northern States Power Company, doing business as Xcel Energy, in the matter of the Application of Northern States Power Company for Authority to Increase Rates for Electric Service in Minnesota, Docket No. E002/GR-12-961

March 25, 2013

Direct testimony before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission State of Minnesota on behalf of Northern States Power Company, doing business as Xcel Energy, in the matter of the Application of Northern States Power Company for Authority to Increase Rates for Electric Service in Minnesota, Docket No. E002/GR-12-961

November 2, 2012

Rebuttal testimony on rehearing before the Illinois Commerce Commission on behalf of Ameren Illinois Company, on the Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment Plan, Docket No. 12-0244

September 11, 2012

Direct testimony on rehearing before the Illinois Commerce Commission on behalf of Ameren Illinois Company, on the Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment Plan, Docket No. 12-0244

June 28, 2012

Testimony before the Illinois Commerce Commission on behalf of Commonwealth Edison Company regarding the evaluation of experimental residential real-time pricing program, 11-0546

April 2012

Direct testimony before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, on behalf of PECO on the Methodology Used to Derive Dynamic Pricing Rate Designs, Case No. M-2009-2123944

October 28, 2010

Prepared testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California on behalf of Pacific Gas and Electric Company on rate relief, Docket No. A.10-03-014

Summer 2010

Rebuttal testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado in the Matter of Advice Letter No. 1535 by Public Service Company of Colorado to Revise its Colorado PUC No.7 Electric Tariff to Reflect Revised Rates and Rate Schedules to be Effective on June 5, 2009. Docket No. 09AL-299E

November 25, 2009

Direct testimony before the Public Service Commission of Maryland, on behalf of Potomac Electric Power Company and Delmarva Power and Light Company, on the deployment of Advanced Meter Infrastructure. Case no. 9207

September 2009

Rebuttal Testimony before the Illinois Commerce Commission on behalf of Commonwealth Edison Company in the matter of the Petition to Approve an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Pilot Program and Associated Tariffs, No. 09-0263

August 14, 2009

Prepared direct testimony before the Maryland Public Service Commission, on behalf of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, on the findings of BGE’s Smart Energy Pricing (“SEP”) Pilot program. Case No. 9208

July 10, 2009

Direct testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado, on behalf of Public Service Company of Colorado, on the tariff sheets filed by Public Service Company of Colorado with advice letter No. 1535 – Electric. Docket No. 09S-__E

May 1, 2009

Direct testimony before the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia on behalf of Potomac Electric Power Company in the matter of the Application of Potomac Electric Power Company for Authorization to Establish a Demand Side Management Surcharge and an Advance Metering Infrastructure Surcharge and to Establish a DSM Collaborative and an AMI Advisory Group, case no. 1056

May 2009

Direct testimony before the State of Indiana, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, on behalf of Vectren South, on the smart grid. Cause No. 43810

2009
Quantifying Customer Benefits from Reductions in Critical Peak Loads from PHI’s Proposed Demand-Side Management Programs, whitepaper filed by Pepco Holdings, Inc. with the Public Utility Commissions of Delaware (Docket No. 07-28, 9/27/2007), Maryland (Case No. 9111, filed 12/21/07), New Jersey (BPU Docket No. EO07110881, filed 11/19/07), and Washington, DC (Formal Case No. 1056, filed 10/1/07). Presented orally to the Public Utility Commission of Delaware
September 5, 2007

Qualifications and prepared testimony before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California, on behalf of Southern California Edison, Edison SmartConnect™ Deployment Funding and Cost Recovery, exhibit SCE-4

July 31, 2007

Testimony before the Department of Public Utility Control, on behalf of the Connecticut Light and Power Company, in its application to implement Time-of-Use , Interruptible Load Response, and Seasonal Rates- Submittal of Metering and Rate Pilot Results- Compliance Order No. 4, Docket no. 05-10-03RE01

2007

Prepared rebuttal testimony before the Illinois Commerce Commission on behalf of Commonwealth Edison, on the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Pilot Program, ICC Docket No. 06-0617

October 30, 2006

Testimony on behalf of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, in its application for Automated Metering Infrastructure with the California Public Utilities Commission. Docket No. 05-06-028

2006
Publications
Presentation
Transitioning to Modern Residential Rate Designs
June 28, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui, Lea Grausz, and Cecile Bourbonnais
Presented at CRRI 2019 Western Conference by John Higham
Presentation
Rate Design for the Digital Age
June 28, 2019
Presented at CRRI - Rutgers University 32nd Annual Western Conference by Mariko Geronimo Aydin
Presentation
Reinventing Demand Response
June 27, 2019
Presented at CRRI - Rutgers University 32nd Annual Western Conference by Mariko Geronimo Aydin
Presentation
The National Potential for Load Flexibility: Value and Market Potential Through 2030
June 2019
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, Tony Lee, and John Higham
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study identifies nearly 200 GW of cost-effective load flexibility potential in the U.S. by 2030.

Presentation
Assessing the Economics of Electrification: Principles and Case Studies
June 27, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and John Higham
Presented by John Higham
Presentation
Assessment of Residential Net Metering Subsidies
June 27, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Yingxia Yang
Presented at CRRI's 32nd Annual Western Conference by Karl Dunkle Werner
Presentation
A Meta Analysis of Time-Varying Rates: The Arcturus Database
June 12, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui and Cecile Bourbonnais
Article
2040: A Pricing Odyssey: How to Price Electricity When the Grid Goes 100% Green
June 2019
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly June 2019 Issue
Article
Expanding Customer Choices in a Renewable Energy Future
May 2019
Published in "Leadership and Rate Design" - A Supplement to the APPA Public Power Magazine
Article
Emerging Landscape of Residential Rates for EVs
May 2019
Ryan Hledik, John Higham, and Ahmad Faruqui
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Encouraging Rooftop Solar without Creating Cross-Subsidies
April 30, 2019
Presented to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors
Presentation
Customer Driven Rate Design
April 9, 2019
Presented at California Municipal Rates Group Annual Meeting
Presentation
Post-Modern Rate Design: The "Secret Sauce" in Customer Engagement
April 9, 2019
Presented at Entergy Regulatory Conference
Presentation
Valuing and Compensating Distributed Energy Resources in ERCOT
March 28, 2019
Ira H. Shavel, Ahmad Faruqui, and Yingxia Yang
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Presentation
2040: A Pricing Odyssey
March 25, 2019
Presented at the EEI Spring Rates and Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting
Presentation
Reinventing Demand Response for the Age of Renewable Energy
December 14, 2018
Presentation
Enabling Grid Modernization Through Alternative Rates and Alternative Regulation
November 29, 2018
Presented at the Energy Policy Roundtable in the PJM Footprint
Presentation
Modernizing Distribution Tariffs for Households
November 9, 2018
Presented to the Energy Consumers Association in Sydney, Australia
Presentation
The State of Electric Vehicle Home Charging Rates
October 2018
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and John Higham
Presented to Colorado PUC
Presentation
Rate Design to Enable Flexible Loads
September 18, 2018
Presented at APPA Business & Financial Conference 2018
Presentation
Customer-driven Rate Design is the Wave of the Future
September 10, 2018
Presented at the Colorado Rural Electric Association Managers Association Meeting
Presentation
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification: Electrification Cost-Benefit Case Studies
August 23, 2018
Presented at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Electrification 2018 International Conference & Exposition
Presentation
Tariffs of the Future for Gas Utilities
June 28, 2018
Léa Grausz, Ahmad Faruqui, Henna Trewn, and Cecile Bourbonnais
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 31st Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Do Load Shapes of PV Customers Differ From Other Customers?
June 28, 2018
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 31st Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Collecting Allowed Revenues When Demand is Declining
June 28, 2018
Henna Trewn, Ahmad Faruqui, and Léa Grausz
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 31st Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Incentivizing the Adoption of Gas-Fueled Emerging Technologies with Pricing Tools
June 25, 2018
Léa Grausz and Ahmad Faruqui
Presented at the 27th World Gas Conference
Presentation
Estimating the Impact of Innovative Rate Designs
June 07, 2018
Presented to Southern California Edison
Presentation
Rate Design 3.0 and The Efficient Pricing Frontier
May 15, 2018
Presented at the EUCI 2018 Residential Demand Charges Conference, Nashville, TN
Report
Electricity Distribution Network Tariffs: Principles and Analysis of Options
April 2018
Toby Brown, Ahmad Faruqui, and Neil Lessem
Authored for The Victorian Distribution Networks

Brattle economists have authored a report that discusses the principles for network tariff design and possible options for developing future network tariffs in competitive retail markets.

Article
Do Load Shapes of PV Customers Differ? Implications for Rate Design
February 2018
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine
Presentation
January 25, 2018
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's (HEPG) 89th Plenary Session
Presentation
Retail Electricity and Gas Competition: Regulatory and Market Update
December 15, 2017
Agustin J. Ros , Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, and Rebecca Carroll
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The analysis examines those states in the U.S. and Canada that permit full (residential, commercial, and industrial) and partial retail choice and the share of customers and load served by retail electricity providers since 2005.

Presentation
Dynamic Pricing: What Can We Learn From Other Jurisdictions?
December 12, 2017
Presented at the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Electric Rate Forum
Presentation
Demand Charges and Dynamic Pricing Are Complements, Not Substitutes
December 11, 2017
Presented at the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Electric Rate Forum
Article
Arcturus 2.0: A Meta-analysis of Time-varying Rates for Electricity
December 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Cody Warner
Published in Volume 30, Issue 10 of The Electricity Journal
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing Works in a Hot and Humid Climate: Evidence from Florida
November 02, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Neil Lessem
Presented at the International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference
Presentation
A Hybrid Model for Forecasting Electricity Sales and Peak Demand: A Case Study of TNB in Malaysia
November 02, 2017
Presented at the International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference
Presentation
The National Landscape of Residential TOU Rates: A Preliminary Summary
November 2017
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, and Cody Warner
Presentation
Workshop on Pricing Reforms
October 17, 2017
Neil Lessem and Ahmad Faruqui
Presented to Energy Networks Association (ENA)
Presentation
A Walk on the Frontier of Rate Design
October 05, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui and Cody Warner
Presented to the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative's Residential Demand Workshop
Presentation
The Future of Tariff Reform: A Global Survey
September 28, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, Léa Grausz, and Hallie Cramer
Presented to the Indiana Energy Association's (IEA) Annual Energy Conference
Presentation
Forecasting the Impact of DSM on Energy Sales
September 14, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui and Zhen Wang
Presented to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Article
Moving Forward with Electricity Tariff Reform
September 2017
Published in the CATO Institute's Fall 2017 Regulation Magazine
Article
Innovations in Pricing: Giving Customers What They Want
September 2017
Published in Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) Electric Perspectives
Presentation
A Global Survey of Customer-centric Tariff Reforms
August 24, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui and Neil Lessem
Presented to the Commerce Commission, Wellington, New Zealand
Article
Enhancing Customer-Centricity: Growing New Relationships
August 2017
Ahmad Faruqui and Henna Trewn
This article was published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, August 2017. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
Report
The public benefits of leasing energy efficient equipment
July 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, and Henna Trewn
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 30, Issue 6

Utility-led leasing solutions can overcome several key barriers to customer adoption of new, efficient products that are overlooked by traditional energy efficiency programs or non-utility leasing programs, as a program proposed by Puget Sound Energy illustrates. By encouraging the installation of energy efficient equipment, a utility-led leasing program would generate significant benefits in terms of bill savings, enhanced comfort and quality of life, avoided energy costs, avoided capacity costs, and avoided emissions.

Article
Rethinking Customer Research in the Utility Industry
July 2017
Ahmad Faruqui and Henna Trewn
This article was published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, July 2017. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
Presentation
The Public Benefits of Leasing Energy Efficient Equipment: A Utility Case Study
June 30, 2017
Henna Trewn, Ahmad Faruqui, and Neil Lessem
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries' (CRRI) 30th Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Estimating the Impact of DSM on Energy Sales Forecasts: A Survey of Utility Practices
June 29, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, James Hall, and Zhen Wang
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries' (CRRI) 30th Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Effect of DG Installation on Customer Load Shapes
June 23, 2017
Presented to Westar Energy
Report
Pepco Maryland In-Home Display Pilot Analysis
June 2017
Prepared for Pepco
Article
Do Manufacturing Firms Relocate in Response to Rising Electric Rates?
June 2017
Published in Energy Regulation Quarterly, Volume 5, Issue 2
This article investigates whether U.S. industrial manufacturing customers faced with rising electric rates relocate to lower-cost regions.
Article
Dynamic Pricing Works in a Hot, Humid Climate
May 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, and Sanem Sergici
This article was published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, May 2017. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
Presentation
Moving Forward with Tariff Reform
April 06, 2017
Presented during the EEI Webinar on Rate Design
Presentation
An Irreverent Take on Customer Research in Our Industry
April 04, 2017
Presented at the EPRI Workshop: Understanding Customer Preferences for and Adoption of New Services and Technology
Report
The Impact of AMI-enabled Conservation Voltage Reduction on Energy Consumption and Peak Demand
March 2017
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 30, Issue 2
Conservation voltage reduction (CVR) has been around for a long time but most utilities have been reluctant to deploy it out of a concern that customers might be negatively affected. With advanced metering infrastructure, AMI, that concern might go away or so goes the theory. To test that idea, PHI in Maryland carried out AMI-enabled CVR. Brattle analyzed the data on their behalf and found that CVR, regulated with AMI, can reduce energy consumption and peak demand without affecting customer comfort. Customers get lower bills without having to take any actions to modify their lifestyle. It is a win-win.
Article
Overcoming the Over-Forecasting Bias of Pure Econometric Models: A Utility Case Study
February 27, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui, Josephine Duh, and Ingrid Rohmund
Published in the February 2017 issue of Electricity Policy’s Electricity Daily
This article addresses the issue of econometric models over-forecasting utility sales, resulting in revenue shortfall.
Article
The Impact of Time-of-Use Rates in Ontario
February 08, 2017
Neil Lessem, Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Dean Mountain
This article was published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, February 2017. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
Presentation
The Tariffs of Tomorrow
January 11, 2017
Presented at the University of California, Davis Energy Efficiency Center Seminar
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
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
Understanding Residential Customer Response to Demand Charges: Present and Future
October 20, 2016
Presented at EUCI’s Residential Demand Charges Conference
Presentation
Curating the Future of Rate Design
October 20, 2016
Presented at the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Conference
Article
Rethinking Rationale for Net Metering: Quantifying Subsidy from Non-Solar to Solar Customers
October 2016
Barbara Alexander, Ashley Brown, and Ahmad Faruqui
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, October 2016. Copyright PUR Inc. (www.fortnightly.com). Used by permission of the publisher.
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.
Presentation
Technology's Role, Rates and Customers, 1985-2016
August 16, 2016
Presented at the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute
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
Curating the Future of Rate Design for Residential Customers
July 20, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Wade Davis , Josephine Duh, and Cody Warner
Published in Electricity Policy
Report
OEB Pilot Plan Technical Manual
July 16, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, and Sanem Sergici
Prepared for the Ontario Energy Board
Presentation
Emerging Issues in Forecasting Energy Consumption
June 24, 2016
Josephine Duh, Ahmad Faruqui, and Zhen Wang
Presented at the CRRI Western Conference 2016
Presentation
Capturing Smart Meter Enabled Benefits in System Wide Rollouts: June 23, 2016
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
Ahmad Faruqui and Neil Lessem
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
Presentation
Brattle Tariff Design Best Practices
June 01, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Philip Q Hanser, and Neil Lessem
Prepared for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and the Government of Malaysia
Presentation
Residential Rates for the Utility of the Future
May 13, 2016
Presented to the Alternative Rate Design Stakeholder Process for Xcel Energy
Report
Analysis of Ontario's Full Scale Roll-out of TOU Rates - Final Study
May 12, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, Sanem Sergici, Dean Mountain , Frank Denton , Byron Spencer , and Chris King
Prepared for the Independent Electric System Operator
Book
Distributed Energy Resources
May 2016
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Lucas Bressan
Published by FGV Energia
Presentation
Modeling Customer Response to Xcel Energy's RD-TOU Rate
April 21, 2016
Presented to Xcel Energy
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
Article
Response To King-Datta Re: Time-Varying Rates
March 2016
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
A Conversation About Standby Rates
January 20, 2016
Presented to Standby Rate Working Group Michigan Public Service Commission
Report
Demand Response Market Research: Portland General Electric, 2016 to 2035
January 2016
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, and Lucas Bressan
Prepared for Portland General Electric
Article
Efficient Tariff Structures for Distribution Network Services
December 2015
Toby Brown, Ahmad Faruqui, and Léa Grausz
Published in Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 48
Presentation
The Movement Towards Deploying Demand Charges for Residential Customers
November 08, 2015
Presented at the NARUC Annual Meeting
Article
Impact Measurement of Tariff Changes when Experimentation is Not an Option - A Case Study of Ontario, Canada
October 30, 2015
Published in Energy Economics
Presentation
Comments on the Straw Proposal on behalf of the California Water Association
October 13, 2015
Presented at the CPUC Workshop Balanced Rates Rulemaking (R.) 11-11-008, San Francisco, CA
Presentation
A Global Perspective on Time-Varying Rates
August 12, 2015
Presented at the Stanford Bits & Watts Program
Presentation
The case for introducing demand charges in residential tariffs
June 25, 2015
Presented to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC
Presentation
A global perspective on time-varying rates
June 23, 2015
Presented to the CAMPUT Energy Regulation Course, Kingston, Ontario
Article
The Emergence of Organic Conservation
June 2015
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Wade Davis
Published in The Electricity Journal
Presentation
The global movement toward cost-reflective tariffs
May 14, 2015
Presented at the EUCI Residential Demand Charges Summit, Denver, CO
Presentation
Currents of Change in the Design of Tariffs for Distribution Networks
May 07, 2015
Presented at Energy Network Association: Energy Transformed, Sydney, Australia
Report
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Policy Review for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 2015
Jürgen Weiss, Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Neil Lessem, Greg Wikler, Surya Swamy, Keith Downes, Jon Strahl, Amjad Alkam, and John Gulliver
Prepared for The Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority
Presentation
Points of Inflection Loom Ahead for Demand Response and Distributed Generation
April 10, 2015
Presented at the Comverge Utility Conference, St. Petersburg, FL
Report
A Bibliography on Dynamic Pricing and Time-of-Use Rates Version 6.0
April 2015
Article
The Paradox of Inclining Block Rates
April 2015
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Wade Davis
Published in the April 2015 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Time-Variant Pricing (TVP) in New York
March 31, 2015
Presented at the Time-Variant Pricing Forum, NYU School of Law, New York
Presentation
The Many Futures of Demand Response and Distributed Generation
March 05, 2015
Presented to Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council, Newark, NJ
Presentation
The Five Forces Shaping the Future of Demand Response (DR)
February 19, 2015
Presented at the Demand Response Virtual Summit 2015
Presentation
The Impact of an Uncertain Economic Outlook on Electric Utilities
January 15, 2015
Presented at the New Mexico Economic Outlook Conference 2015
Report
An Evaluation of SRP’s Electric Rate Proposal for Residential Customers with Distributed Generation
January 05, 2015
Prepared for the Salt River Project
Report
Valuing Demand Response: International Best Practices, Case Studies, and Applications
January 2015
Prepared for EnerNOC
Report
Year Two Analysis of Ontario's Full Scale Roll-out of TOU Rates
December 16, 2014
Ahmad Faruqui, Neil Lessem, Sanem Sergici, Dean Mountain, Frank Denton, Byron Spencer, and Chris King
Prepared for the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)
Report
Quantifying the Amount and Economic Impacts of Missing Energy Efficiency in PJM’s Load Forecast
September 2014
Prepared for The Sustainable FERC Project
Presentation
The Re-emergence of Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
August 27, 2014
Presented at the NRRI Teleseminar
Article
Smart By Default
August 2014
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Neil Lessem
Published in the August 2014 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Structure of Electricity Distribution Network Tariffs: Recovery of Residual Costs
August 2014
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Commission
Report
Quantile Regression for Peak Demand Forecasting
July 31, 2014
Published on Social Science Research Network
Presentation
Moving Demand Response Back to the Demand Side
July 28, 2014
IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, National Harbor, MD
Presentation
Price-Enabled Demand Response
July 16, 2014
Presented to the Thai Energy Regulatory Commission, OERC, and Utilities Delegation, Boston, MA
Presentation
Quantile Regression for Peak Demand Forecasting
July 01, 2014
Prepared by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Strategies for Surviving Sub-One Percent Growth and the Emergence of the Energy Services Utility
June 24, 2014
Presented at the 2014 UEC Summit, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Presentation
The Emergence of the Energy Services Utility
June 05, 2014
Presented at the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
Article
Study Ontario for TOU Lessons
April 01, 2014
Published in Intelligent Utility
Presentation
Surviving Sub-One Percent Sales Growth
March 20, 2014
Presented at the ACC Workshop, Phoenix, AZ
Presentation
Surviving Sub-One Percent Sales Growth
March 13, 2014
Presented at the EISPC Annual Meeting, Naples, FL
Report
Impact Evaluation of Ontario's Time-of-Use Rates: First Year Analysis
November 26, 2013
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, Neil Lessem, Dean Mountain, Frank Denton, Byron Spencer, and Chris King
Prepared for the Ontario Power Authority
Presentation
The Global Tao of the Smart Grid
November 07, 2013
Presented at The 3rd Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau Power Industry Summit, Hong Kong
Presentation
The Customer-Side Benefits of Smart Meters
November 07, 2013
Presented at the Smart Meter Symposium, Hong Kong
Presentation
The Potential for Demand Response to Integrate Variable Energy Resources with the Grid
November 01, 2013
Greg Wikler, Debyani Ghosh, Kelly Marrin, Juan Shishido, Carlos Carrera, and Ahmad Faruqui
Presented at the Joint CREPC/SPSC Meeting, San Diego, CA
Presentation
Policies for Energy Provider-Delivered Energy Efficiency in North America
October 17, 2013
Presented to The World Bank, Washington, DC
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing – The bridge to a smart energy future
September 25, 2013
Presented at the World Smart Grid Forum, Berlin, Germany
Presentation
Redefining California's Energy Future
September 10, 2013
Presented at the Governor’s Grid Conference, Palo Alto, CA
Presentation
Surviving Sub-One Percent Sales Growth
September 09, 2013
Presented to the National Association of Business Economists, San Francisco, CA
Presentation
Resolving the Crisis in Rate Design
August 02, 2013
Presented at the EEI AltReg Webinar
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing 2.0: The Grid-Integration of Renewables
July 23, 2013
Ahmad Faruqui and Wade Davis
Presented at the IEEE PES GM 2013 Meetings, Vancouver, Canada
Article
Benchmarking Your Rate Case
July 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Incorporating Demand Response Into Western Interconnection Transmission Planning
July 2013
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, Andy Satchwell, Glen Barbose, and Charles Goldman
Prepared for LBNL
Report
Arcturus: International Evidence on Dynamic Pricing
July 01, 2013
Published by SSRN Working Paper Series
Article
Surviving Sub-One-Percent Growth
June 2013
Published in Electricity Policy
Presentation
The Slowdown in Sales Growth and the Prospects for Transmission
February 28, 2013
Presented at the EEI Energy Delivery Executive Advisory Committee, Charleston, SC
Presentation
Consistency of Results in Dynamic Pricing Experiments – Toward a Meta Analysis
January 29, 2013
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Eric Shultz
Presented at the DistribuTECH Conference, San Diego, CA
Article
Demand Growth and the New Normal
December 2012
Ahmad Faruqui and Eric Shultz
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Theory and Practice of Cost-Reflective Rates
November 29, 2012
Presented at the 5th Latin American Smart Grid Forum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Presentation
Implementation of Dynamic Pricing: Trends and Debates
November 28, 2012
Presented at the 5th Latin American Smart Grid Forum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Article
Dynamic Pricing of Electricity for Residential Customers: The Evidence from Michigan
November 2012
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Lamine Akaka
Published in Energy Efficiency
Presentation
Direct Load Control of Residential Air Conditioners in Texas
October 25, 2012
Presented before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
Report
Managing the Benefits and Costs of Dynamic Pricing in Australia
September 14, 2012
Ahmad Faruqui and Neil Lessem
Prepared for The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
Presentation
Shaping Our Energy Future through Dynamic Pricing
August 21, 2012
Presented at the Smart Grid Educational Series, IBM Innovation Center, Foster City, CA
Presentation
The Future of Demand Growth: How five forces are creating a new normal
August 14, 2012
Presented at the Goldman Sachs 11th Annual Power and Utility Conference
Presentation
Architecting the Future of Dynamic Pricing
July 24, 2012
Presented at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Summer Meetings, Portland, OR
Report
Time-Varying and Dynamic Rate Design
July 2012
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Regulatory Assistance Project
Presentation
The Transition to Dynamic Pricing
June 28, 2012
Presented at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid
Presentation
Dynamic Pricing for Residential and Small C&I Customers
March 28, 2012
Presented at the Ohio Public Utilities Commission Technical Workshop
Report
Dynamic Pricing in a Moderate Climate: The Evidence from Connecticut
March 23, 2012
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Lamine Akaba
Published by SSRN Working Paper Series
Report
The Discovery of Price Responsiveness – A Survey of Experiments Involving Dynamic Pricing of Electricity
March 12, 2012
Ahmad Faruqui and Jennifer Palmer
Published by SSRN Working Paper Series
Report
Energy Efficiency and Demand Response in 2020 – A Survey of Expert Opinion
March 2012
Ahmad Faruqui and Douglas C. Mitarotonda
Published by SSRN Working Paper Series
Presentation
The Rediscovery of Demand-Side Management
January 19, 2012
Presented at the TVA Board of Directors Meeting
Article
Green Ovations: Innovations in Green Technologies
January 2012
Ahmad Faruqui and Pritesh Gandhi
Published in Electric Energy T&D Magazine
Presentation
U.S. Regulatory Mechanisms For Promoting Energy Efficiency
December 12, 2011
Presented at the Workshop on Policies for Energy Provider Delivery of Energy Efficiency, Sydney, Australia
Report
Energy Efficiency and Demand Response in 2020 - A Survey of Expert Opinion
November 2011
Ahmad Faruqui and Douglas C. Mitarotonda
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Dynamic Pricing of Electricity and its Discontents
October 2011
Ahmad Faruqui and Jennifer Palmer
Published in Regulation Magazine
Article
Smart Pricing, Smart Charging
October 2011
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Armando Levy, and Alan L. Madian
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
The Energy Efficiency Imperative
September 19, 2011
Published in Middle East Economic Survey
Presentation
The Tao of The Smart Grid
August 24, 2011
Presented to the Michigan Smart Grid Collaborative
Report
Dynamic Pricing of Electricity and its Discontents
August 03, 2011
Ahmad Faruqui and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Dynamic Pricing of Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Econometric Results from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Experiment
August 2011
Published in Journal of Regulatory Economics
Presentation
Energy Efficiency and Utility Demand-Side Management Programs
July 14, 2011
Presented to The World Bank
Report
The Costs and Benefits of Smart Meters for Residential Customers
July 2011
Ahmad Faruqui, Douglas C. Mitarotonda, Lisa V. Wood, Adam Cooper, and Judith Schwartz
Published by The Edison Foundation
Report
Bringing Demand-Side Management to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 27, 2011
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Greg Wikler, Debyani Ghosh, Joe Prijyanonda, and Nilesh Dayal
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Measurement and Verification Principles for Behavior-Based Efficiency Programs
May 2011
Prepared for OPOWER
Presentation
Evaluation of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s Smart Energy Pricing Program
April 08, 2011
Presented to the 9th International Industrial Organization Conference
Presentation
The Benefits of Smart Meters
February 16, 2011
Ahmad Faruqui and Lisa V. Wood
Prepared for the NARUC Winter Meetings
Article
Gas Demand Response
2011
Published in Public Utilities Fornightly's Spark
Report
Assessing Ontario's Regulated Price Plan: A White Paper
December 08, 2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Philip Q Hanser, Ryan Hledik, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Consumers Energy’s Personal Power Plan Pilot
December 02, 2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Lamine Akaba
Presented to Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI
Article
Unlocking the €53 Billion Savings from Smart Meters in the EU: how increasing the adoption of dynamic tariffs could make or break the EU's smart grid investment
October 2010
Published in Energy Policy
Article
Household Response to Dynamic Pricing of Electricity – A Survey of 15 Experiments
October 2010
Published in Journal of Regulatory Economics
Presentation
The Case for Dynamic Pricing
August 23, 2010
Presented at Smart Grid Latin America
Presentation
Demand Response & Energy Efficiency: The Long View
August 12, 2010
Presented at the Goldman Sachs Tenth Annual Power and Utility Conference, New York, NY
Report
The Impact of Dynamic Pricing on Low Income Customers
June 2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Edison Foundation
Presentation
Is the smart grid going to fare better in competitive markets?
April 14, 2010
Presented at the Gulf Coast Power Association Spring Conference, Houston, TX
Article
Fostering Economic Demand Response in the Midwest ISO
April 2010
Published in Energy
Article
On Demand
March 12, 2010
Published in UtilityWeek
Article
Rethinking Prices
January 2010
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
The impact of informational feedback on energy consumption - A survey of the experimental evidence
2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici, and Ahmed Sharif
Published in Energy
Article
Ethanol 2.0
December 2009
Robert L. Earle and Ahmad Faruqui
Published in Regulation
Report
Dynamic Pricing: Potential Wholesale Market Benefits in New York State
October 27, 2009
Published by New York Independent System Operator, Inc.
Presentation
Lessons from Demand Response: Trials and Potential Savings for the EU
October 12, 2009
Presented at Smart Meters, Smart Prices
Report
Unlocking the €53 Billion Savings from Smart Meters in the EU
October 2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
The Impact of Dynamic Pricing on Westar Energy
September 18, 2009
Presented at the Smart Grid and Energy Storage Roundtable, Topeka, KS
Article
Piloting the Smart Grid
August 2009
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Smart Grid Strategy: Quantifying Benefits
July 2009
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
The Power of Dynamic Pricing
April 2009
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, and John Tsoukalis
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Inclining Toward Efficiency
August 2008
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Mandating Demand Response
January 2008
Jackalyne Pfannenstiel and Ahmad Faruqui
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
2008 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
January 01, 2008
Ahmad Faruqui, Dean M. Murphy, Samuel A. Newell, Marc Chupka, and Joseph B. Wharton
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
The Power of Five Percent
October 2007
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Dropping Your Load to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, op-ed
August 22, 2007
Jon Wellinghoff and Ahmad Faruqui
Published in San Francisco Chronicle
Article
Toward a New Paradigm for Valuing Demand Response
May 2006
Robert L. Earle and Ahmad Faruqui
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Controlling the thirst for demand
December 02, 2005
Ahmad Faruqui, Robert L. Earle, and Anees Azzouni
Published in Middle East Economic Digest
Article
Reforming electricity pricing in the Middle East
December 01, 2005
Ahmad Faruqui, Robert L. Earle, and Anees Azzouni
Published in Middle East Economic Survey
Article
Quantifying Customer Response to Dynamic Pricing
May 2005
Ahmad Faruqui and Stephen S. George
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Impact Evaluation of the California Statewide Pricing Pilot
March 16, 2005
Ahmad Faruqui and Steve George
Article
Demise of PSE’s TOU program imparts lessons
January 2003
Ahmad Faruqui and Stephen S. George
Published in Electric Light & Power
Article
Pricing reform in developing countries
September 2002
Published in Power Economics
Article
The barriers to real-time pricing: separating fact from fiction
July 15, 2002
Ahmad Faruqui and Melanie Mauldin
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
The value of dynamic pricing
July 2002
Ahmad Faruqui and Stephen S. George
Published in The Electricity Journal
Book
Electricity Pricing in Transition
2002
Ahmad Faruqui, Kelly Eakin, and eds.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishing
Article
Analyzing California's power crisis
October 2001
Ahmad Faruqui, Hung-po Chao, Vic Niemeyer, Jeremy Platt, and Karl Stahlkopf
Published in The Energy Journal
Article
Getting out of the dark
October 2001
Ahmad Faruqui, Hung-po Chao, Vic Niemeyer, Jeremy Platt, and Karl Stahlkopf
Published in Regulation
Article
Hedging Exposure to Volatile Retail Electricity Prices
June 2001
Ahmad Faruqui, Bruce Chapman, Dan Hansen, and Chris Holmes
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
California syndrome
May 2001
Ahmad Faruqui, Hung-po Chao, Vic Niemeyer, Jeremy Platt, and Karl Stahlkopf
Published in Power Economics
Article
The choice not to buy: energy savings and policy alternatives for demand response
March 15, 2001
Ahmad Faruqui and Steve Braithwait
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Tomorrow’s Electric Distribution Companies
January 2001
Ahmad Faruqui and K. P. Seiden
Published in Business Economics
Article
Bundling Value-Added and Commodity Services in Retail Electricity Markets
December 2000
Ahmad Faruqui and Kelly Eakin
Published in The Electricity Journal
Book
Pricing in Competitive Electricity Markets
2000
Ahmad Faruqui, Kelly Eakin, and eds.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Book
Customer Choice: Finding Value in Retail Electricity Markets
1999
Ahmad Faruqui, J. Robert Malko, and eds.
Published by Public Utilities Reports, Inc.
News & Events
July 12, 2019
Brattle Economists Author a Report on Load Flexibility for Xcel Energy's Integrated Resource Plan Filing

A recent report authored by The Brattle Group estimates the capability of the cost-effective demand response (DR) available in Xcel Energy’s Northern States Power (NSP) service territory through 2030.

June 27, 2019
Brattle Study: Cost-Effective Load Flexibility Can Reduce Costs by More Than $15 Billion Annually

Brattle economists have released a study that identifies nearly 200 GW of cost-effective load flexibility potential in the U.S. by 2030.

June 12, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at ASE Energy Efficiency Global Forum

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will speak at the Alliance to Save Energy’s (ASE’s) Energy Efficiency Global Forum, to be held June 11-12 in Washington, DC.

June 11, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at APPA National Conference

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will speak at the American Public Power Association (APPA) National Conference, to be held June 7-12 in Austin, TX.

June 05, 2019
Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui Authors Article Addressing Arguments against Dynamic Pricing

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui has authored an article discussing dynamic pricing, which has been published in the June 2019 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.

May 31, 2019
Brattle Economists Discuss the Importance of Customer Flexibility in a Future of Renewable Energy

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui and Senior Associate Mariko Geronimo Aydin have co-authored an article published in the American Public Power Association’s “Leadership in Rate Design” supplement to the May/June issue of the Public Power Magazine.

May 03, 2019
Brattle Economists Publish Article on Residential Rates for Electric Vehicles in Public Utilities Fortnightly

Brattle Principals Ryan Hledik and Ahmad Faruqui and Research Analyst John Higham have co-authored an article published in the May 2019 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly in which they discuss the need to establish a proper rate structure for the charging of electric vehicles (EVs).

April 25, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui to Participate in Apogee Webinar on Rate Design

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will participate in the webinar, “Customer Driven Rate Design – The Wave of the Future,” taking place April 25 from 1:00-2:00 pm (ET).

March 25, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at Edison Electric Institute Rates Committee Meeting

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will speak during a lunch presentation at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Spring Rates and Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting, to be held March 24-27 in San Diego, CA.

January 30, 2019
Utility Dive Features Brattle Research in Ratemaking Article

Utility Dive has published an article, “An Emerging Push for Time-of-Use Rates Sparks New Debates about Customer and Grid Impacts,” featuring Brattle research on the national landscape of residential TOU rates and insight from Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui.

January 08, 2019
Brattle Economists Author Two Articles for a Special Issue of The Electricity Journal on Rate Design

Two Brattle-authored articles have been published in the October 2018 issue of The Electricity Journal.

November 09, 2018
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at Energy Consumers Australia Workshop

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will speak at the Energy Consumers Australia Workshop on Consumer Reward Pricing, to be held November 9 in Sydney, Australia.

October 11, 2018
Ahmad Faruqui Discusses Net Metering in an Interview with Public Utilities Fortnightly

Public Utilities Fortnightly has published an interview with Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui on the vigorous debate surrounding net energy metering (NEM).  

August 23, 2018
Ahmad Faruqui to Speak at Electrification International Conference & Exposition

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will speak at the Electrification 2018 International Conference & Exposition, to be held August 20-23, 2018, in Long Beach, CA. Hosted by EPRI, the conference will discuss the benefits of electrification, best practices, and the latest technologies already in use.

June 25, 2018
Léa Grausz to Present at World Gas Conference

Brattle Associate Léa Grausz will speak at the 27th Annual World Gas Conference, to be held June 25-29, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

June 06, 2018
Ahmad Faruqui to Participate at Edison Electric Institute Convention

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will be a panelist at the annual Edison Electric Institute (EEI) convention, to be held June 4-7, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

April 30, 2018
Report by Brattle Economists Outlines Network Tariff Design Options for Victorian Distribution Networks

Brattle economists have authored a report for The Victorian Distribution Networks that discusses the principles for network tariff design and possible options for developing future network tariffs in competitive retail markets.

January 25, 2018
Ahmad Faruqui to Discuss Demand Charges at Harvard Electricity Policy Group Plenary Session

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will participate in the Harvard Electricity Policy Group’s (HEPG) 89th Plenary Session, taking place January 25-26, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida.

December 15, 2017
Brattle Economists Provide Update on U.S. and Canada Retail Electric and Gas Competition

Brattle economists Agustin Ros, Ahmad Faruqui, Rebecca Carroll, and Neil Lessem have undertaken a comprehensive review of retail electricity and natural gas competition in the U.S. and Canada.

December 11, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at California Public Utilities Commission's Electric Rate Forum

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Electric Rate Forum, taking place December 11-12, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

November 02, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at International Energy Policy & Program Evaluation's Bangkok Conference

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the International Energy Policy & Program Evaluation’s (IEPPEC) Bangkok Conference, taking place November 1-2, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

July 24, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui to Present Keynote Address at EUCI Conference on Residential Demand Charges

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the Energy Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) Conference on Residential Demand Charges, taking place July 24-25, 2017 in Charleston, SC.

June 29, 2017
Brattle Economists to Present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries Annual Western Conference

A group of Brattle consultants will present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries’ (CRRI) 30th Annual Western Conference, taking place June 28-30, 2017 in Monterey, CA.

June 20, 2017
Brattle Economists Contribute Two Articles to Energy Regulation Quarterly

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.

June 01, 2017
Brattle Economists to Present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries Annual Eastern Conference

Several Brattle consultants will present at Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries’ (CRRI) 36th Annual Eastern Conference, taking place May 31 to June 2, 2017 in Annapolis, MD.

February 27, 2017
Brattle Economists Discuss Econometric Models in Electricity Daily Article

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.

February 15, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at Association of Energy Services Professionals’ National Conference

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the Association of Energy Services Professionals’ (AESP) National Conference 2017, taking place February 13-16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

February 08, 2017
Brattle Economists Discuss Impact of Default Residential Time-of-Use Rates in Ontario in Public Utilities Fortnightly Article

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.

January 11, 2017
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center Seminar

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will lead a seminar on “The Tariffs of Tomorrow,” taking place on January 11, 2017 at the University of California, Davis Energy Efficiency Center in Davis, CA.

September 22, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at Maryland-District of Columbia Utilities Association Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the upcoming Maryland-District of Columbia Utilities Association’s Annual Fall Conference, “Change is Here. Are You a Transformer?” taking place September 21-23, 2016 in Cambridge, Maryland.

July 20, 2016
Paper by Brattle Economists Examines the Case for Deploying Three-Part Rates for Residential Customers

Brattle economists have authored a paper examining the rationale for offering three-part rates to all residential customers.

July 11, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui to Speak at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the 2016 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, which taking place on July 11-13, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at Greentech Media’s Grid Edge World Forum 2016

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at Greentech Media’s Grid Edge World Forum 2016, taking place June 21-23, 2016 in San Jose, CA.

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.

May 13, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui to Present on Rate Design Theory at Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Workshop

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the upcoming Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Alternative Rate Design Workshop, taking place May 13, 2016 in St. Paul, MN.

May 12, 2016
Final Analysis of Time-of-Use Rates in Ontario by Brattle Economists Reveals Pattern of Load Shifting Behavior but Little Impact on Energy Conservation

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.

April 20, 2016
Article by Brattle Consultants on Tariff Structures for Achieving Economic Efficiency Published in Economic Analysis and Policy

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.

April 20, 2016
Ahmad Faruqui to Present on Time-Variant Electricity Pricing at CSIS Event

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the upcoming Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) event, “Time-Variant Electricity Pricing: Theory and Implementation,” taking place April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC.

November 08, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Annual Meeting

Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) 127th Annual Meeting, “Challenges Coast to Coast: Consumers, Convergence, and Change,” taking place November 8-11, 2015 in Austin, TX.

June 18, 2015
Consultants Author Article on Organic Electricity Conservation in The Electricity Journal

Brattle principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik and research analyst Wade Davis recently authored the article, “The Emergence of Organic Conservation,” published in the June issue of The Electricity Journal.

June 17, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui Quoted in Public Utilities Fortnightly on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Demand Response Case

Brattle principal Ahmad Faruqui was recently quoted in the Public Utilities Fortnightly article, “High Stakes at the High Court: U.S. Supreme Court to decide demand response case,” discussing how the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether demand response services will be regulated by the federal government or by state utility commissions.

May 14, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik to Present at EUCI Residential Demand Charges Summit

Brattle principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik will present at the upcoming EUCI event, “Residential Demand Charges Summit,” taking place May 14-15 in Denver, CO.

May 07, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui to Deliver International Keynote Address at Energy Networks Association Conference

Brattle principal Ahmad Faruqui will deliver the international keynote address at the Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) Energy Transformed conference, taking place May 7, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

April 07, 2015
Article Authored by Brattle Consultants on Impacts of Inclining Block Rates on Energy Consumption Featured in Public Utilities Fortnightly

Brattle consultants have recently authored an article for the April 2015 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly that examines whether the implementation of inclining block rates (IBRs) on energy prices leads to energy conservation.

March 31, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui Named Keynote Speaker for New York University School of Law’s Forum on the Reforming Energy Vision Initiative

Ahmad Faruqui will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming forum, “On the REV Agenda: The Role of Time-Variant Pricing,” a program co-hosted by the New York Department of Public Service, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law.

February 19, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui to Present on the Future of Demand Response at The Smart Grid Observer’s Demand Response Virtual Summit

Brattle principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the upcoming Demand Response Virtual Summit to be held online by The Smart Grid Observer on February 19, 2015.

January 29, 2015
Ahmad Faruqui Discusses Smart Meters’ Influence on Energy Behavior for The Washington Post

Principal Ahmad Faruqui has been featured in a recent Washington Post article that examines the reasons why smart meters have yet to transform energy consumption habits.

January 09, 2015
Report by Brattle Principals Evaluates Rate Proposal for Residential Distributed Generation and Identifies Way to Restore Fairness in Rate Design

Principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik have authored a report for the Salt River Project (SRP) that provides an evaluation of SRP’s proposal to introduce a new rate for residential customers who are planning to install distributed generation (DG) capability. Through their evaluation of the SRP proposal, the authors identify a way to restore fairness in rate design for DG customers that may be of interest to all utilities with residential DG customers.

January 08, 2015
Brattle Report Finds Time-of-Use Rates in Ontario Show Pattern of Load Shifting Behavior but Little Impact on Energy Conservation

Brattle consultants have co-authored a study for the Independent Electricity System Operator 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.

November 25, 2014
Brattle Hosts Utility Industry Representatives at Roundtable Program on the Future of Rate Design

On November 17th, consultants from Brattle’s utilities practice hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of residential rate design for the electric industry.

September 16, 2014
Brattle Economists to Present Webinar for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on a New Method of Forecasting Peak Demand

Brattle principal Ahmad Faruqui and associate Charlie Gibbons will be presenting the webinar, ”New Method of Forecasting Peak Demand,” to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on September 16, 2014.

September 02, 2014
Brattle Experts Prepare Report for the Australian Energy Market Commission on Recovering Residual Costs from Electricity Distribution Network Tariffs

Brattle senior associate Toby Brown and principal Ahmad Faruqui recently prepared a report for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) on how electricity distribution network tariffs can be structured to recover residual costs.

August 27, 2014
Ahmad Faruqui to Participate in National Regulatory Research Institute Teleseminar on Combined Heat and Power

Brattle principal Ahmad Faruqui has been selected as a panelist for the upcoming National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) teleseminar, “The Prospects for Combined Heat and Power and the Role of State Utility Commissions," taking place on August 27, 2014 at 2:00pm EST.

August 07, 2014
Brattle Consultants Author Article on the Adoption of Time-Varying Rates for Public Utilities Fortnightly

Principal Ahmad Faruqui, senior associate Ryan Hledik, and associate Neil Lessem have recently authored an article on the Adoption of Time-Varying Rates for the August 2014 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.

August 07, 2014
Ahmad Faruqui to Present at Australian Competition & Consumer Commission/Australian Energy Regulator Conference

Principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission/Australian Energy Regulator (ACCC/AER) Regulatory Conference 2014, taking place August 7-8 in Brisbane.

August 01, 2014
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Book on Distributed Generation in the Electric Industry

Principals Phil Hanser and Ahmad Faruqui have co-authored two chapters in the recently-published book, Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry.

July 16, 2014
Brattle Consultants Lead Demand Response Workshop Before Thai Energy Regulatory Commission and Utilities Delegation

Brattle consultants presented a half-day workshop on the growth of demand response technology in the electric utility industry before the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand, along with other representatives on July 16, 2014 at EnerNOC’s Boston headquarters.

June 25, 2014
Brattle Consultants to Present at CRRI’s 27th Annual Western Conference

Several Brattle consultants will participate in the upcoming Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 27th Annual Western Conference, taking place from June 25 - 27, 2014 in Monterey, CA. CRRI is located at Rutgers University and aims to further study regulation in economics, finance, and institutions.

June 04, 2014
Brattle Co-Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Potential Role of Demand Response in the Natural Gas Industry

The Brattle Group and Brown Rudnick LLP co-hosted the event, “Gas Demand Response: A Solution to the Electricity/Gas Interface Issue?”

Personal Interests

Ahmad has numerous interests including photography, travel writing, and military history.