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Dr. Spokas is an associate at The Brattle Group with a focus on electricity sector topics such as renewable and climate policy analysis, electricity policy design, and market design.

Prior to joining Brattle, Kasparas received his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Princeton University, where he studied carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and energy policy. In addition, he was a Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar at the Princeton Environmental Institute and a Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs.

Publications
Presentation
Opportunities and Challenges for CCUS in the Power Sector
November 16, 2020
Presented at Carbon Capture Coalition "Carbon Capture and the Power Sector" Webinar
Article
Emerging Value of Carbon Capture for Utilities
October 2020
Kasparas Spokas, Katie Mansur, and Frank C. Graves
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
The Emerging Value of CCS for Utilities: Shifting from Retrofits to System-Wide Decarbonization
August 12, 2020
Kasparas Spokas, Frank C. Graves, and Katie Mansur
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study assesses the cost-effectiveness of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) for utilities in meeting decarbonization goals.

Presentation
Offshore Wind Transmission: An Analysis of Options for New York (LCV Virtual Policy Forum Presentation)
August 6, 2020
Presented at LCV Virtual Policy Forum

These slides were presented at the LCV Virtual Policy Forum “Offshore Wind Transmission to Reach New York’s Clean Energy Goals.”

Report
Renewable Energy Policy Pathways
May 2020
Judy Chang, Sanem Sergici, Kasparas Spokas, Maria Castaner, and Peter Jones
Prepared in collaboration with the REBA Institute
Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind: Status, Project Development, and Transmission Considerations
December 13, 2019
Presented to Harvard Electricity Policy Group 97th Plenary Session
Presentation
Policies in Support of Customers' Purchase of Renewable Energy
November 18, 2019
Judy Chang, Sanem Sergici, Kasparas Spokas, Peter Jones, and Maria Castaner
Presented at NARUC Annual Meeting & Education Conference
Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind Generation, Grid Constraints, and Transmission Needs
September 18, 2019
Presented at Offshore Wind Transmission, USA Conference
Article
Institutional Emissions and Energy Planning: A Practical Guide for Administrators, Managers and Decision-Makers on the Interactions Between Carbon Accounting, Institutional Goal Setting and Energy Procurement
July 2019
Greg Davies, Ryan Edwards , Yao Lai, Bruce Perry, and Kasparas Spokas
Published for Princeton Environmental Institute
Article
Reducing US Coal Emissions Can Boost Employment
December 2018
Piera Patrizio, Sylvain Leduc, Florian Kraxner, Sabine Fuss, Georg Kindermann, Sennai Mesfun, Kasparas Spokas, Alma Mendoza, Niall Mac Dowell, Elisabeth Wetterlund, Joakim Lundgren, Erik Dotzauer, Ping Yowargana, and Michael Obersteiner
Article
A Promising Technology to Fight Climate Change Is Finally Becoming a Reality: With a little help from new tax incentives
March 6, 2018
Kasparas Spokas and Ryan Edwards
Published in Slate Magazine
News & Events
November 16, 2020
Kasparas Spokas to Join Webinar on Carbon Capture in the Power Sector

Brattle Associate Kasparas Spokas will join the Carbon Capture Coalition webinar, “Carbon Capture and the Power Sector: Building a Business Model for Carbon Management,” on November 16 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) / 1:00 p.m. (ET).

October 14, 2020
Article Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly Examines the Emerging Value of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Technology

Brattle Associate Kasparas Spokas, Senior Research Analyst Katie Mansur, and Principal Frank Graves have authored an article for the October 2020 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly that discusses the value carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technology can provide for utilities in meeting long-term deep decarbonization goals.

August 12, 2020
Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology Could Play Key Role in Deeply Decarbonizing Electricity Grids, According to Study by Brattle Economists

A new study by Brattle consultants assesses the cost-effectiveness of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) for utilities in meeting decarbonization goals.

August 06, 2020
Planned Offshore Wind Transmission System for New York Could Provide Cost Savings of Over $500 Million, According to Study by Brattle Economists

A new report on offshore wind transmission by Brattle economists finds estimated electric grid cost savings of over $500 million and significantly reduced environmental impacts and project risks in developing a multi-user, planned transmission system for offshore wind in New York.

May 06, 2020
Report by Brattle Consultants Evaluates Strategies to Increase Renewable Resource Access for Commercial and Industrial Customers

Consultants at The Brattle Group have developed a report in collaboration with the REBA Institute (an affiliate of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance) that identifies and evaluates the potential pathways that increase access to and decrease costs of renewable energy resource for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in the U.S.