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Dr. Lam specializes in resource planning, electricity markets, renewable and climate policy analysis, and economic analysis of generation, transmission, and demand-side resources. Among his academic work, he has conducted research on wind and solar energy technology development in China. Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Lam served as an IEEE/AAAS Fellow, advising a US Senator and the Department of Defense on energy and climate issues.

Publications
Report
A National Roadmap for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings
May 17, 2021
Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, Long Lam, Stephanie Crocker Ross, Jesse Cohen, Andrew Satchwell, Mary Ann Piette, Aditya Khandekar, Jessica Granderson, Natalie Mims Frick, Kitty Wang, Daniela Urigwe, Dan Delurey, Monica Neukomm, and David Nemtzow
Prepared for the US Department of Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Report
Getting to 20 Million EVs by 2030: Opportunities for the Electricity Industry in Preparing for an EV Future
June 2020
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study concludes that an investment in the range of $75–125 billion will be needed across the electric power sector supply chain by 2030 to serve 20 million EVs, including adding 1–2 million public chargers.

Report
Energy-Market Payment Options for Demand Response in Ontario
May 21, 2020
Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Long Lam, Sophie Leamon, and Jill Moraski
Report
Modernizing Distribution Rate Design
March 13, 2020
Prepared for ATCO
Article
A Sunny Future: Expert Elicitation of China's Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
March 2018
Long Lam, L. Branstetter, and I. Azevedo
Published in Environmental Research Letters
Article
China's Wind Industry: Leading in Deployment, Lagging in Innovation
March 2017
Long Lam, L. Branstetter, and I. Azevedo
Published in Energy Policy
Article
Against the Wind: China's Struggle to Integrate Wind Energy into its National Grid
January 2017
Long Lam, L. Branstetter, and I. Azevedo
Published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article
China's Wind Electricity and Cost of Carbon Mitigation are More Expensive than Anticipated
August 2016
Long Lam, L. Branstetter, and I. Azevedo
Published in Environmental Research Letters
News & Events
June 22, 2021
Brattle Economists Present Regulatory Tools to Aid Utilities in Early Retirements of Coal Plants

In a new study released today, “Managing Coal Plant Retirements for an Orderly Transition to Decarbonization,” economists at The Brattle Group outline the many pressures facing coal plants, identify the challenges utilities face in managing retirements, and present several regulatory tools that can help facilitate an orderly transition process.

June 11, 2021
Dr. Long Lam to Provide Intern Training on Grid Technologies for Empowering Diversity in Clean Tech

Associate Dr. Long Lam will provide a training for the inaugural cohort of Empowering Diversity in Clean Tech (EDICT) interns on the topic of grid technologies on Friday, June 11, 2021.

May 21, 2021
Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Could Deliver Between $100 and $200 Billion in Savings to the US Power System, According to Department of Energy Report Coauthored by Brattle Consultants

A recent report coauthored by Brattle consultants and prepared for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office provides a comprehensive plan for the national adoption of grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs), which combine energy efficiency and demand flexibility with smart technologies to remake buildings into clean, flexible, and affordable energy resources.

December 03, 2020
Brattle Experts Discuss Ways to Close the Gap Between TOU Rate Pilot Testing and Deployment

Brattle Principals Ahmad Faruqui and Sanem Sergici and Associate Long Lam have published an article in The Electricity Journal, titled “Bridging the Chasm between Pilots and Full-Scale Deployment of Time-of-Use Rates.”

August 08, 2020
Long Lam to Discuss Policy and Power at IEEE PES 2020 General Meeting

Brattle Associate Long Lam will join the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) 2020 General Meeting for the Global Student Congress, taking place August 8.

June 24, 2020
Electric Power Sector Investments of $75–125 Billion Needed to Support Projected 20 Million EVs by 2030, According to Brattle Economists

A new study released today by economists at The Brattle Group concludes that an investment in the range of $75–125 billion will be needed across the electric power sector supply chain by 2030 to serve 20 million EVs, including adding 1–2 million public chargers.

April 06, 2020
Unanimous NMPRC Decision for PNM to Abandon San Juan Coal Plant Relies on Expert Testimony by Principal Frank Graves

Brattle Principal Frank Graves, assisted by Principal Metin Celebi and Associate Long Lam, was retained by PNM to provide expert testimony in the unanimous NMPRC decision for PNM to abandon a San Jaun coal plant.

November 13, 2019
Framework Proposed by Brattle and EPRI Provides a Regulatory Standard for Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Electrification Programs

Electric utilities and energy regulators can take a proactive role in facilitating the transition to an electrified and decarbonized economy. Brattle Principals Ryan Hledik, Ahmad Faruqui, Jürgen Weiss; Senior Associate Michael Hagerty; and Associate Long Lam have discussed how a new approach can help, in a recent American Bar Association (ABA) Environment, Energy & Resources Section article.