Dr. Shavel is an energy economist with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in the economics and operations of the US electric power system, generation and transmission investment, and environmental strategy.

He has performed work for a wide range of clients, including generation and transmission companies, natural gas pipelines, marketers, developers, industry research groups, and federal agencies.

Dr. Shavel has broad experience developing models of North American power systems, including the Integrated Planning Model by ICF International. He has also directed significant assignments for major electric utilities, independent transmission companies, RTOs, independent power producers and private equity on matters such as coal plant retirements, fuel price forecasting, the benefits of new transmission lines and power plant valuation.

Dr. Shavel has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory agencies, and the Ontario Energy Board.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Shavel was a Vice President at Charles River Associates (CRA). While at CRA, he led the development of the National Energy and Environment Model (NEEM) and contributed to its integration with the Multi-Region National Macroeconomic Model.


State University of New York at Stony Brook, PhD in Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM in Operations Research

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, MS in Mathematics


Expert witness regarding NSTAR Electric Company's petition to construct a transmission line in Massachusetts. Before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and Department of Public Utilities on behalf of GENON Canal, LLC, EFSB 10-2/D.P.U. 10-131/D.P.U. 10-132

Expert witness regarding the Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario's export tariff. In the matter of a review of an application filed by Hydro One Networks Inc. for an order or orders approving a transmission revenue requirement and rates and other charges for the transmission of electricity for 2013 and 2014, EB-2012-0031

Expert report and deposition testimony on behalf of Defendant in Law Offices of Gary Rossi PLLC v. United States
July 16, 2012
Expert witness regarding the Michigan/Ontario Phase Angle Regulators at the FERC. In Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., FERC Docket No. ER11-1844