Mr. Levitt is an expert in wholesale electricity policy, with a focus on evolving system needs.

He has worked with a wide variety of stakeholders – including utilities, regional transmission organizations (RTOs), and regulators – to address wholesale electricity policies in light of a changing operational and infrastructure environment. With hands-on expertise in power system processes and operations, he has provided training and consulting for several regional and national utilities.

In the RTO sphere, Mr. Levitt’s experience includes the development of capacity value accreditation rules for renewable and storage; foundational market access rules for hybrids and storage; a new reactive power compensation approach; and an initial design concept for a capacity market overhaul.

As a member of the balloting committee for IEEE Standard 1547-2018, Mr. Levitt offers special expertise in policies that recognize the operational challenges and opportunities associated with the widespread deployment of inverters.

A lecturer in Johns Hopkins University’s Energy Policy and Climate program, Mr. Levitt is also a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences. His research has been published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Energy Policy, and he is the coauthor of a chapter that appeared in Future of Utilities – Utilities of the Future.

Prior to joining Brattle, Mr. Levitt was a Senior Lead Market Strategist and Designer at an RTO serving several Atlantic and Midwestern states. He previously worked at a national energy provider, where he managed vehicle-to-grid R&D projects, and an electric utility company in New Mexico.

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Education

University of Delaware
MA in Marine Policy, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration

University of Toronto
BS in Physics