Dr. Celebi provides expertise in electricity markets, resource planning, and analysis of environmental and climate policy.

He has consulted primarily in the areas of electricity litigation and regulatory disputes, including on the economic viability of coal-fired and nuclear power plants, wholesale power pricing, and market design. Dr. Celebi has experience in developing and analyzing federal and state climate policies, environmental regulations, LMP modeling, generation plant valuation, and transmission cost allocation.

Dr. Celebi has provided expert testimony in a number of cases, including ones assessing the impact of mandates to install emission control equipment on economic viability of a coal plant; economic viability of coal plants and recovery of undepreciated past investments; transmission cost allocation; a long-term power contract dispute in California; the impact of coal plant retirements on wholesale energy prices in MISO; causes of locational marginal price (LMP) spikes in PJM; and the allocation of ancillary services costs among market participants in ERCOT.

Practices
Education

Boston College, PhD in Economics

Bilkent University, MA in Economics

METU, Turkey, BSc in Industrial Engineering

Personal Interests

Metin enjoys playing basketball and billiards on occasion, and practices tae kwon do regularly.

Testimony

February 4, 2022

Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, prepared answering testimony on behalf of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. re: the appropriate approach to determine the contract termination payment from a departing member.

January 14, 2022

Before the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Charlotte Division, direct and rebuttal expert reports on behalf of NTE Energy re: discounts provided by Duke Energy Progress (DEP) to City of Fayetteville in its wholesale power supply contract and the impacts on competition as well as on rates being charged to DEP’s other wholesale and retail customers (January 14, 2022, February 18, 2022)

May 27, 2021

Before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Prepared Direct Testimony on behalf of Wisconsin Power and Light Company re: appropriateness of WPL continuing to recover as a regulatory asset the undepreciated past investments at the Edgewater 5 coal unit after its proposed retirement in 2022.

March 7, 2019

Before the Quebec Energy Board, Prepared Direct Testimony on behalf of Hydro-Québec Trans-Énergie re: transmission investment categories and treatment of transmission losses in evaluating transmission investments.