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Electricity Wholesale Markets & Planning

Brattle’s Electricity Wholesale Markets & Planning practice has assisted numerous clients in the United States, Canada, and worldwide with insightful, rigorous analyses aimed at helping market operators, utilities, regulators, and other participants better understand a changing energy landscape.

Our work includes reviews of capacity and energy and ancillary services (E&AS) markets, as well as the design of an innovative forward clean energy market that leverages the power of competition to help achieve state and regional clean energy goals. We are also an industry leader in analyzing regulatory and financial matters surrounding transmission operations, pricing, siting, and systems planning. 

We have supported clients in all North American wholesale markets, including operators such as PJM, CAISO, NYISO, and SPP in the US, and the AESO and IESO in Canada. This work includes all four reviews of PJM’s resource adequacy construct as well as serving as a coauthor on a major study for CAISO on the potential impacts of a regional power market in the western United States. Brattle is also currently supporting the New York ISO (NYISO) in its ongoing Grid in Transition study, which models the New York power grid through 2040 under different scenarios for renewable energy adoption. We have also worked extensively with the Ontario IESO on engagements that include designing a recommended approach for market power mitigation in the IESO’s capacity auction, and have supported the IESO with a report reviewing experiences in other regional markets with distributing congestion account surpluses to Ontario’s market participants.

Areas of Expertise
Event

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will discuss the findings of a recent study on grid-enhancing technologies at the 2021 RMEL Spring Management, Engineering & Operations Conference, which will take place virtually May 18–20.

News

A new whitepaper released today by the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and authored by economists at The Brattle Group explores how hydropower assets currently participate in regional transmission organization (RTO) wholesale markets, and how RTO market rules can encourage hydro to operate and invest in ways that maximize their value to the system as the power sector transforms to clean energy and variable resources.

Engagements
Experts
Brattle Experts & Consultants
Publications
Presentation
Transmission Options for Offshore Wind Generation
May 12, 2021
Presented at NYSERDA Offshore Wind Webinar
Presentation
Transmission Planning and Benefit-Cost Analyses
April 29, 2021
Presented to FERC Staff
Report
Leveraging Flexible Hydro in Wholesale Markets: Principles for Maximizing Hydro's Value
April 15, 2021
Prepared for the National Hydropower Association
Presentation
New York Power Grid Study: Transmission Implications
April 14, 2021
Presented at New York's Clean Energy Agenda for Building a Green Economy | New York State Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Section
Report
Enabling Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency in the Midcontinent ISO Resource Adequacy Construct: The Advantages of a Supply-Side, Gross Accounting Framework
April 2021
Prepared for Advanced Energy Economy
Report
The Benefits of Energy Efficiency Participation in Capacity Markets
April 2021
Prepared for Advanced Energy Economy
Report
Alternative Resource Adequacy Structures for Maryland: Review of the PJM Capacity Market and Options for Enhancing Alignment with Maryland's Clean Electricity Future
March 2021
Kathleen Spees, Travis Carless, Samuel A. Newell, Lily Mwalenga, Walter Graf, Sean Chew, Frederick Corpuz, and Kathryn Peters
Prepared for the Maryland Energy Administration
Report
Alternative Resource Adequacy Structures for New Jersey: Draft Economic Impact Estimates
March 19, 2021
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, and Walter Graf
Prepared for New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Presentation
The Electricity Grid's Role in Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the US and New England
March 17, 2021
Presented to Solving for Carbon Neutrality at MIT
Report
Ground Source Heat Pumps: Peak Impacts in Maryland
February 2021
Dean M. Murphy, Kasparas Spokas, and Maria Castaner
Prepared for Maryland Geothermal Association
Report
Unlocking the Queue with Grid-Enhancing Technologies
February 1, 2021
Prepared for WATT (Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies) Coalition
Report
SWIP-N Transmission Benefits Analysis
February 2021
Presented for Great Basin Transmission
Presentation
Offshore Wind Transmission: An Analysis of New England and New York Offshore Wind Integration
February 5, 2021
Presented at the Northeast Regional Ocean Council & Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean Webinar
Report
Integrated Clean Capacity Market: A Competitive Market for Powering the Clean Electricity Future
January 2021
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, and Walter Graf
Prepared for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Report
Initial Report on the New York Power Grid Study
January 19, 2021
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Samuel A. Newell, Akarsh Sheilendranath, Stephanie Crocker Ross, Sharan Ganjam, Ric Austria, and Ketut Dartawan
Prepared for the New York State Public Service Commission
Report
Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator: Opportunities for Long-Term Deployment Executive Summary
January 14, 2021
Prepared for The Coalition for Green Capital
Report
Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator: Opportunities for Long-Term Deployment
January 14, 2021
Prepared for The Coalition for Green Capital
Report
The Road to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030 in Rhode Island
January 13, 2021
Prepared with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Presentation
New Constraint Management Techniques for Meshed Transmission and Active Distribution Networks
December 2020
Pablo Ruiz, Robin MacLaren, and Jay Caspary
Presented at CIGRE UK December 2020 Technical Webinar
Presentation
FERC's Recent Ruling(s) on PURPA: Competitive Procurement Option
December 15, 2020
Presented at EUCI Online Conference
Presentation
FERC's Recent Ruling on PURPA: Variable Energy Rate Option
December 15, 2020
Presented at EUCI Online Conference
Report
Western Energy Imbalance Service and SPP Western RTO Participation Benefits
December 2, 2020
John Tsoukalis, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Metin Celebi, Sophie Leamon, Carson Peacock, and Sharan Ganjam
Prepared for Southwest Power Pool
Presentation
Electricity Transmission and Railroads: A Synergy of Needs and Right-Of Ways
November 19, 2020
Presented at Rail Electrification Council Annual Meeting
Presentation
Transmission Cost Allocation: Principles, Methodologies, and Recommendations
November 16, 2020
Prepared for OMS Cost Allocation Principles Committee Meeting
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
Report
Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 for the Energy Industry: Assessment through Mid-October
November 2, 2020
Frank C. Graves, Robert S. Mudge, Josh Figueroa, Lily Mwalenga, Tess Counts, Katie Mansur, and Shivangi Pant
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Offshore Wind Transmission: An Analysis of Planning in New England and New York
October 23, 2020
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Walter Graf
Presented to Clean Energy States Alliance
Presentation
The Value of Diversifying Uncertain Renewable Generation through the Transmission System: Cost Savings Associated with Interconnecting Systems with High Renewables Generation
October 14, 2020
Presented for BU Institute for Sustainable Energy Webinar Series
Article
Emerging Value of Carbon Capture for Utilities
October 2020
Kasparas Spokas, Katie Mansur, and Frank C. Graves
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Meeting Carbon Reduction or Renewable Energy Targets: Are the Rumors of Coal's Death Exaggerated?
October 7, 2020
Prepared for Indiana Energy Conference
Presentation
The Future of Clean Energy in the U.S.
October 7, 2020
Presented for Morgan Stanley Equity Research
Presentation
The Integrated Clean Capacity Market: A Design Option for New England's Grid Transition
October 1, 2020
Presented to New England Power Pool
Report
The Value of Diversifying Uncertain Renewable Generation through the Transmission System
September 2020
Published by Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy (BU-ISE)
Presentation
Decarbonization: Aggregating What Each of the Region Is Contemplating & What It Means
September 23, 2020
Prepared for Bank of America Future of Power Conference
Presentation
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.”

Presentation
Decarbonizing Microgrids: What is the Role of Storage?
August 4, 2020
Presented at ESA Webinar: Energy Storage in Microgrid Development
Presentation
Offshore Wind: Unlocking Potential for a Green Stimulus
July 27, 2020
Recording of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center webinar: Offshore Wind: Unlocking Potential for a Green Stimulus
Report
Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 for the Energy Industry: Assessment through June 2020
July 09, 2020
Frank C. Graves, Robert S. Mudge, Josh Figueroa, Tess Counts, Lily Mwalenga, and Shivangi Pant
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study provides an assessment through June 2020 on the ongoing impacts and implications of COVID-19 on the energy industry.

Presentation
Considerations for Meeting Sub-Annual Needs, and Resource Accreditation across RTOs
July 8, 2020
Prepared for MISO RASC
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
New York's Evolution to a Zero Emission Power System: Modeling Operations and Investment Through 2040 Including Alternative Scenarios
June 22, 2020
Prepared for NYISO Stakeholders
Book
Power after Carbon: Building a Clean, Resilient Grid
May 2020
Published by Harvard University Press
Report
Decarbonized Resilience: Assessing Alternatives to Diesel Backup Power
June 2020
Ryan Hledik, Peter S. Fox-Penner, Roger Lueken, Tony Lee, and Jesse Cohen
Prepared for Enchanted Rock, LLC
Report
Quantitative Analysis of Resource Adequacy Structures
May 29, 2020
Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, John Imon Pedtke, and Mark Tracy
Prepared for NYSERDA and NYSDPS
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
Qualitative Analysis of Resource Adequacy Structures of New York
May 19, 2020
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, and John Imon Pedtke
Report
New York's Evolution to a Zero Emission Power System: Modeling Operations and Investment Through 2040
May 18, 2020
Prepared for NYISO Stakeholders
Report
Offshore Transmission in New England: The Benefits of a Better-Planned Grid
May 2020
Prepared for Anbaric

This report on offshore wind transmission details onshore electric grid cost savings of over $1 billion and significantly reduced environmental impacts in adopting a multi-user, planned transmission system to harness wind power off New England’s coast. 

Presentation
The Evolving Landscape for Storage: Wholesale Market, T&D, and Customer Benefits
May 13, 2020
Prepared for MIT Energy Initiative Electric Power Systems Center Spring Workshop
Report
Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 for the Energy Industry
May 12, 2020
Frank C. Graves, Tess Counts, Josh Figueroa, Robert S. Mudge, Shivangi Pant, and Lily Mwalenga
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

This report provides an update to an earlier compilation and assessment on the initial impacts through March 2020 of COVID-19 on the energy industry.

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
Industry Changes in Resource Adequacy Requirements, Metrics, and Design Elements
May 6 and May 20, 2020
Presented to MISO Resource Adequacy Subcommittee
Report
Heating Sector Transformation in Rhode Island: Pathways to Decarbonization by 2050
April 23, 2020
Prepared for the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

The study examines potential solutions that can transform Rhode Island’s heating sector as part of the state’s commitment to economy-wide decarbonization.

Report
Impact of COVID-19 on the US Energy Industry
April 14, 2020
Josh Figueroa, Tess Counts, Frank C. Graves, Robert S. Mudge, and Shivangi Pant
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The report provides an assessment on the impacts through early April 2020 of COVID-19 on the electric and natural gas industries. The report summarizes recent developments in energy commodity spot and forward pricing, electricity demand, and financial markets, and considers select implications for utilities as and if the pandemic persists. 

Report
Implementing Recommended Improvements to Market Power Mitigation in the WEM
April 2020
Prepared for Energy Policy WA
Presentation
NYISO Grid in Transition Study: Detailed Assumptions and Modeling Description
March 30, 2020
Roger Lueken, Samuel A. Newell, Jürgen Weiss, Jill Moraski, and Stephanie Ross
Presented to NYISO ICAP/MIWG/PRLWG Stakeholders
Publication
Accelerating to 80: Driving the Northeast's Deep Decarbonization Targets
March 9, 2020
Highlights from the Northeast Region Emissions Reduction Summit
Article
Top Performing States in Energy Efficiency: Top States' Secret Sauce
March 2020
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Identifying Likely Electric Vehicle Adopters
December 2019
Prepared with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Article
Who's afraid of 100%?
February 6, 2020
Published in Utility Dive
Presentation
PURPA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2019
January 29, 2020
Presented at NRRI PURPA Perspectives Webinar
Report
Joint Dispatch Agreement Energy Imbalance Market Participation Benefits Study
January 14, 2020
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, John Tsoukalis, Sophie Leamon, and Carson Peacock
Prepared for Black Hills Corporation, Colorado Spring Utilities, Platte River Power Authority, and Public Service Company of Colorado
Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind: Status, Project Development, and Transmission Considerations
December 13, 2019
Presented to Harvard Electricity Policy Group 97th Plenary Session
Presentation
Cost Savings Offered by Competition in Electric Transmission
December 11, 2019
Presented during Power Markets Today Webinar
Report
Solar-Plus-Storage: The Future Market for Hybrid Resources
December 2019
Ryan Hledik, Roger Lueken, Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Jesse Cohen, and John Imon Pedtke
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study examines the market for solar-plus-storage resources, and notes that co-located solar-plus-storage deployments are expected to increase dramatically in the next couple of years.

Presentation
The Value of Hydro and Battery Storage in Transforming Wholesale Power Markets
December 4, 2019
Prepared for MIT Future of Storage Team
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
Report
Energy Efficiency Administrator Models: Relative Strengths and Impact on Energy Efficiency Program Success
November 18, 2019
Sanem Sergici and Nicole Irwin
Prepared for Uplight

As the electricity sector transforms to meet cities’ and states’ increasingly ambitious clean energy goals and carbon reduction targets, energy efficiency (EE) will be a vital component of the formula for success. This study concludes that the choice of EE administrator model does not itself determine stronger EE performance.

Report
Residential Electric Vehicle Time-Varying Rates That Work: Attributes That Increase Enrollment
November 2019
Ryan Hledik, Erika H. Myers, Jacob Hargrave, Richard Farinas, and Lauren Burke
Prepared for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
Presentation
Improving Transmission Planning: Benefits, Risks, and Cost Allocation
November 6, 2019
Presented at MGA's Ninth Annual Transmission Summit
Presentation
New Transmission – Cost Causation & Beneficiary Analysis
November 5, 2019
Presented to Midwest Governors Association and Organization of MISO States
Presentation
Considerations for the System of the Future
October 29, 2019
Presented at Energy Systems Integration Group 2019 Fall Technical Workshop
Presentation
Power2Gas: Center or Periphery in Future Energy Systems
October 23, 2019
Presented at Power2Gas Conference Marseille
Article
Decarbonizing Economy Requires Lot More Electricity
October 19, 2019
Published in CommonWealth Magazine
Report
Achieving 80% GHG Reduction in New England by 2050: Why the Region Needs to Keep its Foot on the Clean Energy Accelerator
September 25, 2019
Jürgen Weiss, Michael Hagerty, Maria Castañer, and John Higham
Prepared for the Coalition for Community Solar Access

The study finds that achieving the goal of an 80% reduction in GHG emissions, while feasible, will require New England to significantly accelerate clean energy resource deployment.

Report
Achieving 80% GHG Reduction in New England by 2050: Technical Appendix
September 25, 2019
Jürgen Weiss, Michael Hagerty, Maria Castañer, and John Higham
Prepared for the Coalition for Community Solar Access
Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind Generation, Grid Constraints, and Transmission Needs
September 18, 2019
Presented at Offshore Wind Transmission, USA Conference
Report
How States, Cities, and Customers Can Harness Competitive Markets to Meet Ambitious Carbon Goals: Through a Forward Market for Clean Energy Attributes: Expanded Report Including a Detailed Market Design Proposal
September 2019
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, Walter Graf, and Emily Shorin
Prepared for NRG

This white paper provides a framework for a clean energy market to meet carbon reduction goals, and has been submitted to the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee in response to questions posed by the Committee.

Presentation
PURPA Resurgence and Avoided Costs
September 9, 2019
Presented at EUCI Symposium
Report
The Total Value Test: A Framework for Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Efficient Electrification
August 2019
Published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Presentation
Report
The Value of Energy Storage to the PNM System
Final: June 6, 2019; Revised: August 4, 2019
Ryan Hledik, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, Pablo Ruiz, and Jesse Cohen
Prepared for PNM
Presentation
Load Serving Entities: What Could Transition Toward a Load Serving Entity Model Mean for Ontario?
June 2019
Presented at Electricity Marketplace of the Future IESO Stakeholder Summit
Presentation
Case Study: The Impact of Solar Energy Policies in California and Lessons Learned
June 27, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui, Léa Grausz, and Elaine Cunha
Presented by Elaine Cunha at CRRI Western Conference 2019
Presentation
Assessing the Economics of Electrification: Principles and Case Studies
June 27, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, and John Higham
Presented by John Higham
Report
International Review of Demand Response Mechanisms in Wholesale Markets
June 2019
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Commission
Article
Expanding Customer Choices in a Renewable Energy Future
May 2019
Ahmad Faruqui and Mariko Geronimo Aydin
Published in "Leadership and Rate Design" - A Supplement to the APPA Public Power Magazine
Presentation
Capacity Markets and Wholesale Market Outcomes
May 28, 2019
Presented at NBER Economics of Electricity Markets and Regulation Workshop
Report
How States, Cities, and Customers Can Harness Competitive Markets to Meet Ambitious Carbon Goals: Through a Forward Market for Clean Energy Attributes
April 2019
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, Walter Graf, and Emily Shorin
Prepared for NRG
Presentation
Grid Modernization: Policy, Market Trends and Directions Forward
May 21, 2019
Presented at 4th Annual Grid Modernization Forum
Presentation
The Potential for Load Flexibility in Northern States Power's Service Territory
May 14, 2019
Presented at Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) 2019 Spring Conference
Presentation
Transmission Topology Optimization: Application in Operations, Markets, and Planning Decision Making
May 2019
Report
Marginal Cost of Service Study: Orange & Rockland
May 7, 2019
Philip Q Hanser, Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida, Pearl Donohoo-Vallett, Lynn Zhang, and Sophie Leamon
Prepared for Orange & Rockland
Presentation
Managing Price Risk for Merchant Renewable Investments
April 30, 2019
Bente Villadsen and Onur Aydin
Presented at EIA Electricity Pricing Workshop
Report
Potential Benefits of a Regional Wholesale Power Market to North Carolina's Electricity Customers
April 2019
Commissioned by the North Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance, Carolina Utility Customers Association, and Conservatives for Clean Energy – North Carolina
Report
Demand Curve and Energy and Ancillary Services Offset
April 11, 2019
Kathleen Spees, Michael Hagerty, Cathy Wang, and Matthew Witkin
Prepared for Alberta Electric System Operator
Presentation
The Transformation of the Power Sector to Clean Energy: Economic and Reliability Challenges
April 4, 2019
Keynote Address Presented at Power Engineers 4th Annual Power Symposium
Report
Presentation
SPP Transmission Topology Optimization Pilot
March 20, 2019
Pablo Ruiz and Jay Caspary
Presented at ESIG Spring Technical Workshop
Report
The Coming Electrification of the North American Economy: Why We Need a Robust Transmission Grid
March 2019
María Castañer, Jürgen Weiss, and Michael Hagerty
Prepared for WIRES

A report authored by Brattle economists and prepared for WIRES finds that the growing electrification of end uses currently powered by fossil fuels will significantly increase electricity demand in North America.  

Report
Power to Memphis: Options for a Reliable, Affordable and Greener Future
January 2019
Jürgen Weiss, Judy Chang, Nicholas E. Powers, and Kai Van Horn
Prepared for Friends of the Earth
Presentation
Accelerating the Renewable Energy Transformation: Role of Green Power Tariffs and Blockchain
February 25, 2019
Presented to EUCI Southeast Clean Power Summit
Presentation
The Future of Ontario's Electricity Markets: Updated Study Results
December 2018 (Revised February 2019)
David Luke Oates, Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, John Imon Pedtke, and Jill Moraski
Presented to Non-Emitting Resources Subcommittee
Report
High-Impact, Low-Probability Events and the Framework for Reliability in the National Electricity Market
February 2019
Toby Brown, Neil Lessem, Roger Lueken, Kathleen Spees, and Cathy Wang
Prepared for The Australian Energy Market Commission
Report
Alberta's Capacity Market Demand Curve: Analysis of a Demand Curve Based on Marginal Reliability Impact
January 2019
Kathleen Spees, David Luke Oates, Cathy Wang, and Matthew Witkin
Prepared for Alberta Electricity System Operator
Report
Alberta's Capacity Market Demand Curve
January 2019
Kathleen Spees, David Luke Oates, Cathy Wang, John Imon Pedtke, and Matthew Witkin
Prepared for Alberta Electricity System Operator
Report
Estimation of the Market Equilibrium and Economically Optimal Reserve Margins for the ERCOT Region
December 20, 2018
Samuel A. Newell, Ariel Kaluzhny, Kathleen Spees, Kevin Carden, Nick Wintermantel, Alex Krasny, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.
Presentation
Reinventing Demand Response for the Age of Renewable Energy
December 14, 2018
Presentation
Determining Optimal Storage Deployment Levels - Insights from Nevada
December 11, 2018
Presented during the Energy Storage Association Webinar
Presentation
Reviewing Grid Modernization Investments: Summary of Recent Methods and Projects
December 4, 2018
Sanem Sergici, Michelle Li, and Rebecca Carroll
Presented to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Report
Negative Pricing in Wholesale Energy Markets
November 30, 2018
Kathleen Spees, Nicole Irwin, Judy Chang, John Imon Pedtke, Emily Shorin, Maria Castaner, and Matthew Witkin
Prepared for Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario; Presented to Non-Emitting Resources Subcommittee
Presentation
An Economic Perspective on Reliability: Rethinking System Needs and in a Future Dominated by Renewables, New Tech, and Engaged Consumers
November 28, 2018
Presented at the Electricity Consumers Resource Council
Presentation
The Changing Role of Hydro Power in Transforming Wholesale Power Markets
November 21, 2018
Presented at the Canadian Hydro Power Association Conference
Presentation
Transmission Solutions: Potential Cost Savings Offered by Competitive Planning Processes
November 13, 2018
Presented at the 2018 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Meeting
Presentation
The Cutting Edge in Resource Planning
November 12, 2018
Presented to the Solar Energy Industries Association
Presentation
Energy Markets and Water Power: Square Peg in a Round Hole?
October 30, 2018
Presented at Power of Water, Canada Conference
Presentation
SPP's Proposed Ramp Product: Initial Recommendations for Maximizing the Benefits of a Ramping Product
September 11, 2018 and October 23, 2018
Presented to Holistic Integrated Tariff Team
Presentation
Seeking a Landing Point: Transmission Needs for U.S. Offshore Wind Generation
October 16, 2018
Presented at Offshore WINDPOWER Conference
Presentation
Behind-the-Meter Storage: Stacked Benefits or the Next Death Spiral?
October 12. 2018
Presented at the EEI Strategic Issues Roundtable
Presentation
The Economic Potential for Energy Storage in Nevada (PowerPoint Presentation)
October 15, 2018
Ryan Hledik, Roger Lueken, Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Jeremy Vollen, and John Imon Pedtke
Presented to Nevada Governor's Office of Energy and the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
Presentation
Transmission Competition Under FERC Order No. 1000 at a Crossroads
October 10, 2018
Presented at the APPA 2018 L&R Conference. Prepared for LSP Transmission Holdings and GridLiance.
Presentation
Transmission Topology Optimization: Congestion Relief in Operations and Operations Planning
October 2018
Presented at Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Market Working Group (MWG) Meeting
Presentation
Clean Energy Markets: The "Missing Link" to Market Design 3.0
October 4, 2018
Presented to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Report
The Economic Potential for Energy Storage in Nevada
October 1, 2018
Ryan Hledik, Judy Chang, Roger Lueken, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, John Imon Pedtke, and Jeremy Vollen
Prepared for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and Nevada Governor's Office of Energy

The study finds that energy storage can be a cost-effective component of Nevada’s energy resource mix.

Article
Economic Framework for Compensating Distributed Energy Resources: Theory and Practice
October 2018
Agustin J. Ros , Romkaew P. Broehm, and Philip Q Hanser
Published in The Electricity Journal
Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind Generation and Transmission Needs: September 2018 Update
September 2018
Report
Initial Comments on SPP's Draft Ramp Product Report
August 30, 2018
Prepared for Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Report
The Brattle Group's Notes on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule
August 23, 2018
Metin Celebi, David Luke Oates, Michael Hagerty, Yingxia Yang, and Marc Chupka
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Harmonizing Environmental Policies with Competitive Markets: Using Wholesale Power Markets to Meet State and Customer Demand for a Cleaner Electricity Grid More Cost Effectively
July 30, 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The discussion paper addresses how regional wholesale power markets can help meet state and local clean-energy policies more cost effectively.

Report
The Cost of Preventing Baseload Retirements: A Preliminary Examination of the DOE Memorandum
July 19, 2018
Metin Celebi, Richard Sweet, Kelly Oh, and Marc Chupka
Funded by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON), Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), and Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA)

The report estimates the cost of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed draft memorandum plan to support uneconomic coal and nuclear plants across the country.

Presentation
Status of Restructuring: Wholesale and Retail Markets
June 27, 2018
Presented at the National Conference of State Legislatures Workshop, "Electricity Markets and State Challenges"
Report
Beyond Zero Net Energy? Alternative Approaches to Enhance Consumer and Environmental Outcomes
June 20, 2018
Ryan Hledik, Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida, and John Palfreyman
Prepared for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The study finds that a flexible approach to meeting Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals could benefit consumers and the environment.

Article
Electrification: EU Opportunities for Utility Growth
June 18, 2018
Jürgen Weiss, Maria Castaner, and Tony Lee
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The paper discusses a variety of opportunities for growth in utility sales in Europe.

Presentation
U.S. Offshore Wind Generation and Transmission Needs
May 23, 2018
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Daniel Jang
Presented to the Offshore Wind Transmission, USA Conference

An analysis of U.S. offshore wind developments by Brattle economists shows that state policymakers in the northeastern U.S. are now committed to procure approximately 8,000 MW of offshore wind generation over the next decade.

Presentation
Market and Regulatory Advances in Electricity Storage
May 25, 2018
Presented at MIT CEEPR Spring 2018 Workshop
Report
Recognizing the Role of Transmission in Electric System Resilience
May 09, 2018
Marc Chupka and Pearl Donohoo-Vallett
Prepared for WIRES

The report explores the role that transmission plays in grid resilience and how policies and investments directed at strengthening the electricity grid can cost-effectively enhance the resilience of electricity supply.

Report
Defining Reliability for a New Grid: Maintaining Reliability and Resilience through Competitive Markets
May 3, 2018
Prepared for the American Petroleum Institute (API)
Report
PJM Cost of New Entry: Combustion Turbines and Combined-Cycle Plants with June 1, 2022 Online Date
April 19, 2018
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Bin Zhou, Emily Shorin, Perry Fitz, Sang H. Gang, Patrick S. Daou, and John Wroble
Prepared for PJM

PJM Interconnection, L.L.C (PJM) retained The Brattle Group and Sargent & Lundy to review key elements of the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM), as required periodically under PJM’s tariff.

Presentation
Extreme Electrification of Transportation Industry
April 19, 2018
Presented to the Western Interstate Energy Board, Vancouver, British Columbia
Report
Fourth Review of PJM's Variable Resource Requirement Curve
April 19, 2018
Samuel A. Newell, David Luke Oates, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, Michael Hagerty, John Imon Pedtke, Matthew Witkin, and Emily Shorin
Prepared for PJM

The Brattle Group has been commissioned to conduct the Quadrennial Review of the Variable Resource Requirement (VRR) curve that PJM uses in its capacity market, the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM).

Report
Comments in Response to DOE's Request for Information DE-FOA-0001886
April 4, 2018
Prepared in Response to the DOE's Request for Information DE-FOA-0001886

The comments address hydropower participation in the current operations landscape. Specifically, the authors provide background information on the value of hydro plants, a discussion of market rules and software challenges and limitations, optimized energy and ancillary services market performance, additional benefits from making hydro plants more flexible, and transmission congestion relief.

Presentation
Maximizing the Market Value of Flexible Hydro Generation
March 29, 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study examines flexible hydro resources in wholesale power markets and finds that improving operational practices and market rules may be able to enhance the value of these resources by 200% to 500%.

Presentation
Opportunities for Storage Under FERC Order 841
March 28, 2018
Presented at Energy Storage Association's (ESA) Webinar "Kicking the Tires on Order 841: Diving into Details, Opportunities, and Challenges"
Presentation
Hello World: Alberta's Capacity Market
March 18, 2018
Presented at the 2018 IPPSA Conference

This presentation provides an update on the policy framework and draft proposal of Alberta’s new electricity market.

Report
Getting to 50 GW? The Role of FERC Order 841, RTOs, States, and Utilities in Unlocking Storage's Potential
February 22, 2018
Pablo Ruiz, Roger Lueken, Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, and Heidi Bishop
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study examines the current state and potential future growth of the U.S. market for electricity storage, and finds that storage market potential could grow to 50,000 MW over the next decade if storage costs continue to decline and state regulatory policies build on the recently-issued FERC Order 841 to remove barriers that prevent storage resources from realizing multiple value streams.

Article
The Electrified Future is Shared: Mobility Services Could Change Electrification's Pace, Shape
February 2018
This article appeared in the Mid-February 2018 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly. Permission granted by publisher.

The article discusses how mobility services could change electrification’s pace and shape.

Report
Market Power Screens and Mitigation Options for AESO Energy and Ancillary Service Markets
January 26, 2018
Romkaew P. Broehm, Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Mariko Geronimo Aydin, Connor Haley, and Richard Sweet
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Presentation
Market Design for a Clean Grid: Unlocking the Potential of Non-Emitting and Emerging Technologies
January 22, 2018
Kathleen Spees and Matthew Witkin
Presented to the Non-Emitting Resource Subcommittee
Presentation
Battery Storage Development: Regulatory and Market Environments
January 18, 2018
Michael Hagerty and Judy Chang
Presented to the Philadelphia Area Municipal Analyst Society
Article
The Electrification Accelerator: Understanding the Implications of Autonomous Vehicles for Electric Utilities
January 04, 2018
Will Gorman, Jürgen Weiss, Ryan Hledik, Roger Lueken, and Tony Lee
Published in The Electricity Journal

This article discusses the implications autonomous vehicles, ride sharing/ride hailing, and electric vehicles (EVs) may have for electric utilities and the utility business model.

Presentation
A Dynamic Clean Energy Market in New England
November 2017
Kathleen Spees, Judy Chang, David Luke Oates, and Tony Lee
Prepared by The Brattle Group and Coalition Partners (Conservation Law Foundation, Brookfield Renewable, NextEra Energy Resources, National Grid, and Robert Stoddard)
Report
The Future of Cap-and-Trade Program in California: Will Low GHG Prices Last Forever?
December 05, 2017
Yingxia Yang, Michael Hagerty, Ashley Palmarozzo, Hannah Sheffield, Metin Celebi, Frank C. Graves, and Marc Chupka
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

A discussion paper examining the trends of the California greenhouse gas (GHG) market and analyzes the underlying future drivers that will affect California GHG prices to achieve the state’s ambitious goal of 80% decarbonization by 2050.

Report
Comments on Expanding CES Eligibility to Existing Nuclear Units
November 30, 2017
Onur Aydin, Metin Celebi, David Luke Oates, Tony Lee, and Kelly Oh
Prepared for NextEra Energy Resources, and presented to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in response to the proposed Clean Energy Standard-Existing (CES-E)

The report evaluates the cost and emission impacts of retaining existing clean generators through a Clean Energy Standard (CES) program.

Article
The Future of the U.S. Coal Generation Fleet
November 30, 2017
Excerpt from the Fall 2017 newsletter for the ABA Antitrust Section, Transportation and Energy Industries Committee

The article analyzes the decline in coal-generated electricity in North America and discusses the implication of a recently proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule that could shield certain coal and nuclear plants from competitive market forces.

Presentation
Modeling the 1-Step and 2-Step Dispatch Approaches to Account for GHG Emissions from EIM Transfers to Serve CAISO Load
November 17, 2017
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kai Van Horn, Mariko Geronimo Aydin, and Onur Aydin
Prepared for the California ISO
Report
Evaluation of the DOE's Proposed Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule
October 26, 2017
Metin Celebi, Judy Chang, Samuel A. Newell, Ira H. Shavel, and Marc Chupka
Prepared for NextEra Energy, Inc.

Brattle principals authored a report that supported comments a diverse coalition of energy companies submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR).

Presentation
When Coal is the Goal: Environmental Policy and Energy Markets
October 17, 2017
Marc Chupka
Presented at the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) 2017 Mid-Year Energy Forum

An analysis of the electricity generation sector and coal market finds that the Trump Administration’s energy and environmental policy initiatives tend to favor natural gas as a generation fuel, likely reducing coal production and mining employment.

Report
Impacts of Marginal Loss Implementation in ERCOT
October 11, 2017
Metin Celebi, Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida, Colin McIntyre, Ariel Kaluzhny, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for Ad Hoc Group, including Vistra Energy, The Wind Coalition, and First Solar
Presentation
Modelling Enhancements for CAISO Transmission Planning
October 06, 2017
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kai Van Horn, Michael Hagerty, John Imon Pedtke, and Jesse Cohen
Prepared for LS Power
Presentation
Electrification: Opportunities for Multiple Win Wins (Executive Forum)
October 05, 2017
Presented to Executive Forum: Business Collaboration to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Markets
Article
Re-evaluating the Implied Cost of CO2 Avoided by Clean Energy Investments
October 2017
Mariko Geronimo Aydin, Philip Q Hanser, and Onur Aydin
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 30, Issue 8, Pages 17-22
Presentation
Electrification: Opportunities and Challenges
September 13, 2017
Presented at the Clean Energy Legislative Academy
Report
Stacked Benefits: Comprehensively Valuing Battery Storage in California
September 12, 2017
Ryan Hledik, Roger Lueken, Colin McIntyre, and Heidi Bishop
Prepared for Eos Energy Storage

The report finds that operating batteries to simultaneously capture benefits from multiple value streams (i.e., “stacked benefits”) could unlock significantly more value than using batteries to target only individual applications.

Presentation
Transmission Planning Strategies to Accommodate Renewables
September 11, 2017
Presented at Energy Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) Conference on Renewable Energy Grid Operations
Report
Blending In: The Role of Renewable Fuel in Achieving Energy Policy Goals
August 31, 2017
Michael Hagerty, Philip K. Verleger, Jr., and Marc Chupka
Prepared for Growth Energy
Report
Near-Term Reliability Auctions in the NEM: Lessons from International Jurisdictions
August 23, 2017
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, David Luke Oates, Toby Brown, Neil Lessem, Daniel Jang, and John Imon Pedtke
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Presentation
Flexibility Enhancements: Alberta Needs and Experience from Other Jurisdictions
August 15, 2017
Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, Yingxia Yang, Roger Lueken, Colin McIntyre, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for Alberta Electricity System Operator
Report
Pricing Carbon into NYISO's Wholesale Energy Market to Support New York's Decarbonization Goals
August 14, 2017
Samuel A. Newell, Roger Lueken, Jürgen Weiss, Kathleen Spees, Pearl Donohoo-Vallett, and Tony Lee
Prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
Report
Pricing Carbon into NYISO's Wholesale Energy Market to Support New York's Decarbonization Goals
August 10, 2017
Samuel A. Newell, Roger Lueken, Jürgen Weiss, Kathleen Spees, Pearl Donohoo-Vallett, and Tony Lee
Prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)

The study, prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), finds that adding a carbon charge into the wholesale energy market could improve the state’s ability to meet its decarbonization goals cost-effectively.

Presentation
Advancing Past "Baseload" to a Flexible Grid: How Grid Planners and Power Markets Are Better Defining System Needs to Achieve a Cost-Effective and Reliable Supply Mix
July 28, 2017
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Mariko Geronimo Aydin
Presented to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Presentation
Well-Planned Transmission to Integrate Customer Needs and Resources
July 14, 2017
Judy Chang and Johannes P. Pfeifenberger
Presented at WIRES
Article
How Wholesale Power Markets and State Environmental Policies Can Work Together
July 10, 2017
Published in Utility Dive
Report
Advancing Past "Baseload" to a Flexible Grid: How Grid Planners and Power Markets Are Better Defining System Needs to Achieve a Cost-Effective and Reliable Supply Mix
June 26, 2017
Judy Chang, Mariko Geronimo Aydin, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, and John Imon Pedtke
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The report examines why traditional “baseload” power plants, such as coal and nuclear, are becoming less economical, why their ability to produce power continuously is less essential in today’s supply mix, and why operational flexibility is an increasingly important ingredient for a cost-effective supply of electricity.

Presentation
Decarbonisation and Tomorrow's Electricity Market
June 12, 2017
Presented at the 2017 IESO Stakeholder Summit
Article
Reforming Ontario's Wholesale Electricity Market: The Costs and Benefits
June 2017
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, Judy Chang, Walter Graf, and Mariko Geronimo Aydin
Published in Energy Regulation Quarterly, Volume 5, Issue 2

This article provides a review of a recent report authored by Brattle economists examining the net benefit that Ontario could realize through implementation of a locational energy market, improving the system’s operating flexibility, and the introduction of an incremental capacity auction for maintaining resource adequacy.

Article
Do Manufacturing Firms Relocate in Response to Rising Electric Rates?
June 2017
Published in Energy Regulation Quarterly, Volume 5, Issue 2
This article investigates whether U.S. industrial manufacturing customers faced with rising electric rates relocate to lower-cost regions.
Report
Diversity of Reliability Attributes: A Key Component of the Modern Grid
May 17, 2017
Prepared for the American Petroleum Institute
The report outlines the key reliability challenges and defines the attributes in which electric grid operators should focus on in order to maintain and strengthen system reliability.
Report
Renewable Energy Growth Program Analysis
May 12, 2017
Prepared for the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Distributed

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and Distributed Generation Board engaged The Brattle Group to conduct a study to assess the economic, jobs, and environmental impacts of the Renewable Energy Growth (REG) Program years 2015 and 2016 as well as to estimate, based on the experience with program years 2015 and 2016, the expected impacts of the overall REG program between 2015 and 2019.

Report
Comments of Dr. Samuel Newell to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding State Policies and Wholesale Markets Operated by ISO New England Inc., New York Independent System Operator, Inc., and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
May 02, 2017
Prepared for the FERC Technical Conference
Dr. Newell's comments describe how wholesale power markets and state policies can work together to achieve decarbonization objectives and reliability objectives at a low cost.
Report
Energy and Ancillary Services Market Reforms in Greece: A Path to Enhancing Flexibility and Adopting the European Target Model
May 2017
Kathleen Spees, Yingxia Yang, and Yeray Perez
Prepared for Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers (HAIPP)
Article
Using Electric And Gas Forwards To Manage Market Risks
May 2017
Frank C. Graves, Bente Villadsen, and Onur Aydin
Published in North American Windpower
Presentation
Hurry or Wait? Pacing the Roll-Out of Renewables in the face of Climate Change
April 13, 2017
Presented at Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy's Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Report
LIPA Generation Planning Review: Caithness Long Island II, and E.F. Barrett and Port Jefferson Repowerings
April 06, 2017
Frank C. Graves, Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida, Ashley Palmarozzo, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
Article
The Practicality of Distributed PV-Battery Systems to Reduce Household Grid Reliance
April 06, 2017
Philip Q Hanser, Roger Lueken, Will Gorman , and James Mashal
Published in Utilities Policy
This article discusses how low-cost solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery electricity storage can potentially bring about fundamental shifts in the structure of the U.S. power sector.
Presentation
Electrification: Emerging Opportunities for Load Growth
April 03, 2017
Presented at the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) Conference on Transportation Electrification
Article
PV, The Incentives After the Constitutional Court Decision
February 01, 2017
Published in the January 27, 2017 issue of Quotidiano Energia

This article discusses the quantification of damages through arbitration by international investors of renewable energy projects, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.

Report
Electrification: Emerging Opportunities for Utility Growth
January 24, 2017
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The whitepaper shows the potential for U.S. utility sales to nearly double by 2050 while energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could decrease by 70 percent or more through the electrification of transportation and heating.

Presentation
Future of Coal: Clean Power Plan, Market Drivers, and Other Regulations
January 24, 2017
Presented at the American Coal Ash Association’s (ACAA) 2017 Winter Membership Meeting
Report
Managing Price Risk for Merchant Renewable Investments: Role of Market Interactions and Dynamics on Effective Hedging Strategies
January 20, 2017
Onur Aydin, Frank C. Graves, and Bente Villadsen
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The whitepaper examines how wind generators could use standard electric and gas forward contracts to hedge its revenue to reduce risk over mid- to long-term horizons.

Presentation
The Role of RTO/ISO Markets in Facilitating Renewable Generation Development
December 08, 2016
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, Onur Aydin, and David Luke Oates
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

This Brattle presentation illustrates how the U.S. electric power industry has been investing in renewable resources well beyond states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets.

Report
CO2 Allowance Allocation Options: Considerations for State Policymakers when Developing Mass-Based Compliance Strategies Under the Clean Power Plan
November 28, 2016
Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, and Tony Lee
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The report examines the economic and policy implications of different carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance allocation approaches under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based standard and/or carbon-cutting programs.

Report
Covering New Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Plants under the Clean Power Plan: Implications for Economic Efficiency and Wholesale Electricity Markets
November 16, 2016
Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, Metin Celebi, and Tony Lee
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council

The report examines the potential implications for competitive wholesale electricity markets if new gas-fired combined cycle (CC) plants are not covered under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based state implementation plans (SIPs).

Presentation
CO2e Cap-and-Trade: Interactions with Electricity Markets
November 15, 2016
Presented to the Association of Power Producers of Ontario
Presentation
CO2 Regulations and Coal
November 10, 2016
Present at Energy Bar Association's (EBA) Energizer, "Ongoing Climate Imperative"
Report
Market Power Mitigation Mechanisms for the Wholesale Electricity Market in Western Australia
November 01, 2016
Samuel A. Newell, Toby Brown, James D. Reitzes, Henna Trewn, Kai Van Horn, and Walter Graf
Prepared for the Public Utilities Office of the Government of Western Australia's Department of Finance

The report evaluates mechanisms for mitigating market power in the reformed wholesale energy market scheduled for July 2017 implementation in Western Australia’s South West Interconnect System.

Presentation
Enabling Canadian Imports for Advancing Clean Energy Strategies for the U.S. - Considerations for Policymakers
October 24, 2016
Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, and Pearl Donohoo-Vallett
Prepared for the Canadian Electricity Association and Canadian Embassy Event
Presentation
Western Regional Market Developments: Impact on Renewable Generation Investments and Balancing Costs
October 19, 2016
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Judy Chang
Presented at the 9th Annual Large Solar Conference
Article
Improved Transmission Planning for a Carbon-Constrained Future
September 01, 2016
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Onur Aydin
Published on Brink

An article examining the need for improved transmission planning that increases flexibility to comply with evolving future regulations, while meeting anticipated policy goals at lower costs and lower risks for customers.

Report
Benefits and Costs of Integration in Transmission/Transportation Networks: An Application to Eastern Australia Gas Markets
August 01, 2016
Prepared for APA Group

The report authored by Brattle economists on behalf of APA Group reviews integration in APA’s pipeline operations in Eastern Australia since the acquisition of Epic Energy in December 2012, and identifies the economic costs and benefits associated with integration.

Report
Senate Bill 350 Study: The Impacts of a Regional ISO-Operated Power Market on California
July 12, 2016
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Mariko Geronimo Aydin, Onur Aydin, Kai Van Horn, David Luke Oates, Lauren Regan, Peter Cahill, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for the California Independent System Operator. Co-authored by members of The California Independent System Operator, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., Berkeley Economic Advising and Research, LLC, and Aspen Environmental Group.
Article
Preliminary Comment on New York Department of Public Service “Staff’s Responsive Proposal for Preserving Zero-Emissions Attributes”
July 12, 2016
Prepared for the New York State IBEW Utility Labor Council, Rochester Building & Construction Trades Council, and Central and Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council
Report
Enabling Canadian Electricity Imports for Clean Power Plan Compliance: Technical Guidance for U.S. State Policymakers
June 28, 2016
Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, and Pearl Donohoo-Vallett
Prepared for the Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Hydropower Association, Canadian Wind Energy Association, Emera Incorporated, Government of Canada, Government of Québec, Manitoba Hydro, Nalcor Energy, and Powerex Corporation
Report
Clean Energy Resource Options for Massachusetts: Overall Recommendations
June 21, 2016
Project Funded by the Barr Foundation
Report
Review of the Renewable Denton Plan: Final Report
June 10, 2016
Prepared for City Manager George Campbell, City of Denton, Texas
Presentation
The Future of Wholesale Electricity Market Design with the Growth of Low-Carbon Generation
June 08, 2016
Presented at the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference
Presentation
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part IV: The Future of Clean Energy in ERCOT
May 23, 2016
Ira H. Shavel, Yingxia Yang, Roger Lueken, Andrew O’Brien, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Report
Benefits of the Southwest Intertie Project-North (SWIP North)
March 31, 2016
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, Michael Hagerty, Pablo Ruiz, and Cady Wiltsie
Prepared for Great Basin Transmission, LLC
Report
The Hidden Battery: Opportunities in Electric Water Heating
February 10, 2016
Ryan Hledik, Judy Chang, and Roger Lueken
Prepared for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA)
Report
Western Australia's Transition to a Competitive Capacity Auction
January 29, 2016
Kathleen Spees, Samuel A. Newell, and Colin A. McIntyre
Prepared for EnerNoc
Report
LNG and Renewable Power: Risk and Opportunity in a Changing World
January 15, 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
The Clean Power Plan: Focus on Implementation and Compliance
January 2016
Metin Celebi, Judy Chang, Ira H. Shavel, Kathleen Spees, Jürgen Weiss, Pearl Donohoo-Vallett, Michael Hagerty, and Marc Chupka
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of ERCOT's Future Ancillary Services (FAS) Proposal
December 21, 2015
Samuel A. Newell, Pablo Ruiz, Will Gorman, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Report
Enhancing the Efficiency of Resource Adequacy Planning and Procurements in the Midcontinent ISO Footprint: Options for MISO, Utilities, and States
November 2015
Prepared for NRG
Presentation
PJM Capacity Auction Results and Market Fundamentals
September 18, 2015
Prepared for the Bloomberg Analyst Briefing
Presentation
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Proposed New York AC Transmission Upgrades
September 15, 2015
Presented to NYISO and DPS Staff
Presentation
Investment Trends and Fundamentals in U.S. Transmission and Electricity Infrastructure
July 17, 2015
Presented to the JP Morgan Investor Conference
Article
Hurry or Wait – The Pros and Cons of Going Fast or Slow on Climate Change
July 2015
Eleanor Denny and Jürgen Weiss
Published in The Economists' Voice, Volume 12, Issue 1
Report
Comparative Generation Costs of Utility-Scale and Residential-Scale PV in Xcel Energy Colorado’s Service Area
July 2015
Prepared for First Solar
Presentation
Hidden Values, Missing Markets, and Electricity Policy: The Experience with Storage and Transmission
June 25, 2015
Judy Chang and Johannes P. Pfeifenberger
Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 79th Plenary Session, Washington, DC
Report
Integrating Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid: Case studies showing how system operators are maintaining reliability
June 2015
Prepared for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute
Report
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Policy Review for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 2015
Jürgen Weiss, Ahmad Faruqui, Ryan Hledik, Neil Lessem, Greg Wikler, Surya Swamy, Keith Downes, Jon Strahl, Amjad Alkam, and John Gulliver
Prepared for The Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority
Presentation
Impacts of Distributed Storage on Electricity Markets, Utility Operations, and Customers
May 01, 2015
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, Kathleen Spees, and Matthew Davis
Presented at the 2015 MIT Energy Initiative Associate Member Symposium
Report
Lake Erie Connector Market Assessment Report
May 2015
Prepared for ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC
Report
Electricity Baseline Report for the US Power System
April 2015
Prepared for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Report
Toward More Effective Transmission Planning: Addressing the Costs and Risks of an Insufficiently Flexible Electricity Grid
April 2015
Prepared for WIRES
Report
The Value of Distributed Electricity Storage in Texas - Proposed Policy for Enabling Grid-Integrated Storage Investments (Full Technical Report)
March 2015
Ioanna Karkatsouli, James Mashal, Lauren Regan, Judy Chang, Matthew Davis, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, and Kathleen Spees
Prepared for Oncor
Report
EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Reliability: Assessing NERC's Initial Reliability Review
February 2015
Prepared for Advanced Energy Economy Institute
Report
Nebraska Renewable Energy Exports: Challenges and Opportunities
December 12, 2014
Judy Chang, Michael Hagerty, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, and Ann Murray
Prepared for the Nebraska Power Review Board
Presentation
Dynamics and Opportunities in Transmission Development
December 02, 2014
Presented to TransForum East, Washington, DC
Article
Germany’s Energiewende Enjoys Broad Support, But Policy and Technical Challenges Must be Solved
December 2014
Published in Climate Change Business Journal, Volume VII
Report
The Value of Distributed Electricity Storage in Texas: Proposed Policy for Enabling Grid-Integrated Storage Investments
November 10, 2014
Judy Chang, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, and Matthew Davis
Prepared for Oncor
Report
Stakeholder-Driven Scenario Development for the ERCOT 2014 Long-Term System Assessment
September 30, 2014
Prepared for ERCOT
Report
Resource Adequacy in Western Australia: Alternatives to the Reserve Capacity Mechanism
August 2014
Prepared for EnerNOC, Inc.
Presentation
Topology Control Algorithms: Applications for Market Efficiency Improvements and Overload Relief
July 30, 2014
Pablo Ruiz, Michael Caramanis, Evgeniy Goldis, David Hislop, Bhavana Keshavamurthy, Xiaoguang Li, Dan Moscovitz, Russ Philbrick, Alex Rudkevich, Richard Tabors, and Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida
Presented at the Super Session on Grid Operations, 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, National Harbor, MD
Report
Solar Energy Support in Germany: A Closer Look
July 30, 2014
Prepared for the Solar Energy Industries Association
Presentation
Resource Adequacy Requirements, Scarcity Pricing, and Electricity Market Design Implications
July 02, 2014
Presented at the IEA Electricity Security Advisory Panel, Paris, France
Article
How Will The EPA's Clean Power Plan Impact Wind?
July 01, 2014
Published in North American Windpower
Presentation
Topology Control Algorithms (TCA): Simulations in PJM with AC Modeling
June 23, 2014
Pablo Ruiz, Michael Caramanis, Evgeniy Goldis, Bhavana Keshavamurthy, Xiaoguang Li, Russ Philbrick, Alex Rudkevich, Richard Tabors, and Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida
Presented at the FERC Technical Conference On Increasing Real-Time And Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software, Washington, DC
Report
Policy Brief - EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Ira H. Shavel, Peter S. Fox-Penner, Ryan Hledik, Pablo Ruiz, Yingxia Yang, Jürgen Weiss, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Report
Cost of New Entry Estimates for Combustion Turbine and Combined Cycle Plants in PJM
May 15, 2014
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Quincy Liao, Christopher D. Ungate, and John Wroble
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Report
Third Triennial Review of PJM’s Variable Resource Requirement Curve
May 15, 2014
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Ann Murray, and Ioanna Karkatsouli
Prepared for PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.
Report
A Market-based Regional Approach to Valuing and Reducing GHG Emissions from Power Sector
April 2014
Judy Chang, Jürgen Weiss, and Yingxia Yang
Prepared for Great River Energy
Report
Estimating the Economically Optimal Reserve Margin in ERCOT
January 31, 2014
Samuel A. Newell, Kathleen Spees, Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Ioanna Karkatsouli, Nick Wintermantel, and Kevin Carden
Prepared for The Public Utility Commission of Texas
Report
Developing a Market Vision for MISO - Supporting a Reliable and Efficient Electricity System in the Midcontinent
January 27, 2014
Prepared for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas
December 10, 2013
Ira H. Shavel, Jürgen Weiss, Peter S. Fox-Penner, Pablo Ruiz, Yingxia Yang, Jake Zahniser-Word, and Rebecca Carroll
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Presentation
Transmission Topology Control Algorithms (TCA): Simulations on PJM Real Time Markets
November 19, 2013
Pablo Ruiz, Xiao Li, Michael Caramanis, Evgeniy Goldis, Bhavana Keshavamurthy, Mahendra Patel, Alex Rudkevich, Richard Tabors, and Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida
Presented at the TCA/RATC Workshop on Topology Control, Norristown, PA
Report
Coal Plant Retirements: Feedback Effects on Wholesale Electricity Prices - Revised
November 2013
Onur Aydin, Frank C. Graves, and Metin Celebi
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Independent Evaluation of SCR Systems for Frame-Type Combustion Turbines: Report for ICAP Demand Curve Reset
November 01, 2013
Marc Chupka and Anthony Licata
Prepared for the New York Independent System Operator, Inc.
Report
Recommendations for Enhancing ERCOT's Long-Term Transmission Planning Process
October 2013
The Brattle Group, Inc., prepared for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Report
2013 Offer Review Trigger Prices Study
October 2013
Samuel A. Newell, Michael Hagerty, and Quincy X. Liao
Prepared for ISO New England
Report
Resource Adequacy Requirements: Reliability and Economic Implications
September 2013
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Kathleen Spees, Kevin Carden, and Nick Wintermantel
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Article
Capacity Markets — Lessons Learned from the First Decade
September 2013
Published in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2
Report
The Benefits of Electric Transmission: Identifying and Analyzing the Value of Investments (Report)
July 2013
Presented to the Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic Electric Systems (WIRES)
Report
Potential Implications of the AUC TCM Decision (2013-135) on the Alberta Electricity Market's Economic Efficiency
May 2013
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Michael DeLucia
Prepared for Alberta Electric System Operator
Report
Integrated System Nodal Study: Costs & Revenues of ISO Membership
March 08, 2013
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger, Metin Celebi, Onur Aydin, and Kent Diep
Prepared for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Heartland Consumers Power District, and the Western Area Power Administration
Report
Evaluation of Market Fundamentals and Challenges to Long-Term System Adequacy in Alberta’s Electricity Market: 2013 Update
March 2013
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator
Report
A Learning Investment-Based Analysis of the Economic Potential for Offshore Wind: The Case of the United States
February 28, 2013
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Resource Adequacy in California: Options for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
October 2012
Prepared for Calpine
Report
The Potential Impact of Solar PV on Electricity Markets in Texas
June 19, 2012
Jürgen Weiss, Judy Chang, and Onur Aydin
Prepared for the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Energy Foundation
Report
Review of EIPC’s Phase 1 Report
May 22, 2012
Prepared for the Working Group for Investment in Reliable and Economic Electric Systems (WIRES)
Presentation
Seams Cost Allocation: A Flexible Framework to Support Interregional Transmission Planning
April 23, 2012
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Presented at the SPP RSC Quarterly Meeting
Article
Transmission’s True Value: Adding up the benefits of infrastructure investments
February 2012
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Modern Integrated Resource Planning for a Low-Carbon Future
December 12, 2011
Marc Chupka
Presented to the United States Energy Association, Global Workshop on Low Carbon power Sector Development, Washington, DC
Report
Summary of Transmission Project Cost Control Mechanisms in Selected U.S. Power Markets
October 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Prepared for the Alberta Electric System Operator
Article
Decision Complexities in Utility Resource Planning and Environmental Compliance Investment
September 2011
In The Market Backdrop to U.S. Power Generation Coal Technology Goal-Setting and Learning, and published by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Report
BSC Modification 229: Potential interactions with options for changes to transmission charging
May 23, 2011
Prepared for Ofgem
Report
Employment and Economic Benefits of Transmission Infrastructure Investment in the U.S. and Canada
May 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Presented by WIRES in conjunction with The Brattle Group, Inc.
News & Knowledge
May 20, 2021
How Can Grid-Enhancing Technologies Reduce Transmission Congestion? Bruce Tsuchida to Discuss at RMEL Spring Conference

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will discuss the findings of a recent study on grid-enhancing technologies at the 2021 RMEL Spring Management, Engineering & Operations Conference, which will take place virtually May 18–20.

May 12, 2021
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Discuss Offshore Wind Transmission Systems at NYSERDA Webinar

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will discuss offshore wind transmission systems during a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) webinar as part of their “Learning from the Experts” series.

May 04, 2021
Principal Kathleen Spees Coauthors White Paper Introducing Novel Approach to Better Measure the Carbon Impact of Clean Energy Programs

A recent white paper coauthored by Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees and Dr. David Luke Oates of REsurety introduces a new approach that customers, markets, and policymakers can adopt to measure and incentivize clean energy resources – referred to as “locational marginal emissions” (LMEs).

April 20, 2021
Bruce Tsuchida to Discuss Recent Study on Grid-Enhancing Technologies at ESIG Webinar

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will join an Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) webinar, “Unlocking Interconnection Queues with Grid-Enhancing Technologies,” on Tuesday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) | 4:00 p.m. (ET).

April 15, 2021
Maximizing Hydropower's Value in Wholesale Electricity Markets: Brattle Consultants Author Whitepaper for National Hydropower Association

A new whitepaper released today by the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and authored by economists at The Brattle Group explores how hydropower assets currently participate in regional transmission organization (RTO) wholesale markets, and how RTO market rules can encourage hydro to operate and invest in ways that maximize their value to the system as the power sector transforms to clean energy and variable resources.

April 14, 2021
What's Next for Texas After the Recent Generation-Related Power Outage? Dr. Samuel Newell to Discuss at PMT Webinar

Brattle Principal Dr. Samuel Newell will join a Power Markets Today (PMT) webinar, “What’s Next for Texas Markets After Winter Disaster?,” to discuss the recent Texas power outage on April 14 from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (PT) | 2:00–3:30 p.m. (ET). 

April 05, 2021
Optimizing Energy Efficiency Benefits in Wholesale Electricity Markets: Brattle Consultants Author Two Reports for AEE

Brattle consultants have authored two reports for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) that highlight opportunities to ensure that energy efficiency is enabled to compete to meet resource adequacy needs in centralized capacity markets operated by regional transmission (RTOs) organizations and independent system operators (ISOs).

March 19, 2021
The Brattle Group Assists FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities to Complete Purchase of Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits

Through a competitive bidding process conducted by Brattle economists, FirstEnergy Corp.’s (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company have successfully solicited contracts for Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits (SPAECs) covering the 2022 and 2023 energy years. In total, 38,500 SPAECs were acquired for each energy year.

March 15, 2021
Dr. Metin Celebi Hosts Episode of Alternative Power Plays Podcast on CHP Technology

Brattle Principal Metin Celebi hosted an episode of Alternative Power Plays, a podcast series focused on the world of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and co-hosted by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Brattle.

March 01, 2021
Brattle Experts Discuss the Impacts of Ground Source Heat Pumps in Maryland

Brattle Principal Dean Murphy, Associate Kasparas Spokas, and Senior Research Analyst María Castañer have prepared a paper for the Maryland Geothermal Association, “Ground Source Heat Pumps: Peak Impacts in Maryland.”

February 24, 2021
Grid-Enhancing Technologies Shown to Double Regional Renewable Energy Capacity, According to Study by Brattle Consultants

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida, Associate Stephanie Ross, and Research Analyst Adam Bigelow have coauthored a report that analyzes how much additional renewable energy can be added to the electricity grid with Grid-Enhancing Technologies (GETs), using the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid as an illustrative case study.

February 05, 2021
Benefits of Grid-Enhancing Technologies: Bruce Tsuchida Discusses at SPP Economics Studies Working Group Net Conference

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida recently discussed grid-enhancing technologies (GETs) at a Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Economics Studies Working Group (ESWG) Net Conference on February 4.

February 03, 2021
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to Explore Resource Adequacy Alternatives Featuring Integrated Clean Capacity Market Framework by Brattle Consultants

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has announced a second Work Session in its ongoing Investigation of Resource Adequacy Alternatives, which seeks to examine how best to achieve long-term clean energy and environmental objectives.

January 26, 2021
The Future of EVs: Sanem Sergici and Michael Hagerty to Discuss at Smart Grid Observer Summit

Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici and Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will join the Smart Grid Observer EV Charging Infrastructure Summit, taking place virtually on January 26.

January 14, 2021
Brattle Economists Outline Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator for Large Scale Decarbonization in US Economy

In a new whitepaper released today on behalf of the Coalition for Green Capital, economists at The Brattle Group have identified potential roles for a new, federally sponsored financial institution to promote economic recovery via decarbonization: the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator (the “Accelerator”).

January 13, 2021
Study Coauthored by Brattle Economists Assesses Policies and Pathways for Achieving 100% Renewable Electricity in Rhode Island by 2030

A new study jointly prepared by economists at The Brattle Group and the State of Rhode Island’s Office of Energy Resources (OER) analyzes the key factors that will guide Rhode Island to meeting 100% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable electricity by 2030.

December 15, 2020
Brattle Experts to Discuss Recent Updates to PURPA at Electric Utilities Consultants, Inc. Virtual Conference

Brattle Principals Metin Celebi and Robert Mudge will discuss the recently finalized updates to PURPA at an Electric Utilities Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) virtual conference, “Pricing and Eligibility Changes to PURPA,” on Tuesday, December 15.

December 11, 2020
Kathleen Spees to Discuss Wholesale Market Redesign at Raab Associates Roundtable

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will join a Raab Associates, Ltd. roundtable hosted by New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) on Friday, December 11 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (ET).

December 02, 2020
Kathleen Spees to Discuss Power System Modeling at EBA Webinar

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and Energy Bar Association (EBA) webinar “Modeling for Lawyers” on December 2 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (PT) / 2:30–3:30 p.m. (ET).

December 02, 2020
Roger Lueken to Discuss Energy Storage Approaches and Frameworks at ESA Seminar

Brattle Senior Associate Roger Lueken will join an Energy Storage Association (ESA) Storage and Planning Seminar, “Getting Started with Energy Storage: The Essential Guide for Planning, Analyzing, Procuring, and Communicating,” which will take place December 2–3.

November 26, 2020
Ahmad Faruqui to Discuss Load Flexibility at National Energy Efficiency Conference

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will discuss load flexibility at the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) National Energy Efficiency Conference, which will take place virtually November 24–26.

November 19, 2020
John Tsoukalis to Discuss Market Design at Southeast Renewable Energy Conference

Brattle Senior Associate John Tsoukalis will speak at Infocast’s 5th Annual Southeast Renewable Energy Conference, which will take place virtually on November 17–19.

November 18, 2020
Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik to Discuss Load Flexibility at Microgrid Global Conference

Brattle Principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik will discuss load flexibility at the Microgrid 2020 Global Conference, which will take place on November 17–19.

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).

November 05, 2020
Michael Hagerty to Discuss Transportation Electrification at South Carolina Clean Energy Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will speak at the South Carolina Clean Energy Conference taking place on November 5 and 6.

November 02, 2020
Brattle Economists Release Updated Assessment on COVID-19 Impacts on Energy Industry through Mid-October

Economists at The Brattle Group have released today an updated assessment on the ongoing impacts and implications of COVID-19 on the electric utility industry and related energy sectors.

October 27, 2020
Brattle Consultants to Speak at Energy Systems Integration Group Fall Technical Workshop

Brattle Principals Bruce Tsuchida and Johannes Pfeifenberger and Electricity Modeling Specialist Oleksandr (Sasha) Kuzura will speak at the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) Fall Technical Workshop on October 27 and 29.

October 23, 2020
Brattle Consultants to Discuss Recent Offshore Wind Transmission Studies at Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar

Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger and Senior Associate Walter Graf will join a Clean Energy States Alliance webinar, “The Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind Transmission Options,” which will take place October 23 at 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 2:00 p.m. (ET).

October 22, 2020
Andrew Thompson to Present at Newcastle University Smart Charging Webinar Series

Research Analyst Andrew Thompson will present on Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) energy services at the next installment of the Smart Charging Webinar Series hosted by Newcastle University and The Alan Turing Institute, which will take place on October 22 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 6:00 p.m. (CEST).

October 20, 2020
Brattle Hosts Symposium on Load Flexibility in the Energy Sector

The Brattle Group recently hosted a two-day virtual symposium on load flexibility on October 20–21.

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.

October 13, 2020
Frank Graves and Michael Hagerty to Join Panels at Energy Bar Association Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Frank Graves and Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will join panels at the Energy Bar Association (EBA) Fall Conference, which will take place on October 13–14.

October 01, 2020
Michael Hagerty to Discuss Transportation Decarbonization at LSI Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will speak at the Law Seminars International (LSI) 12th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy in the Midwest, which will take place October 1–2.

September 30, 2020
Leveraging Geographic Diversification of Variable Renewables through the Transmission Grid Provides Higher Benefits than Typically Quantified, According to Study Coauthored by Brattle Economists

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger, Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz, and Kai Van Horn of National Grid USA have coauthored a study estimating transmission-related benefits attributable to the geographic diversification of variable renewable generation and loads.

September 30, 2020
Ryan Hledik to Discuss the US Potential for Load Flexibility at Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will join the keynote presentation at the 14th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, which will take place September 29–October 2.

September 23, 2020
Johannes Pfeifenberger Will Moderate a State Offshore Wind Development Panel at Offshore Wind Transmission Conference

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will moderate a panel at Global Transmission Report’s 4th Conference on Offshore Wind Transmission, US, which will take place on September 23–24.

September 16, 2020
Kathleen Spees to Discuss Market Design During Smart Energy Week

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will join a virtual panel to discuss market design at North America Smart Energy Week 2020. The panel will take place as part of the event’s Regulatory Innovation and Policy Drivers microconference on Wednesday, September 16, from 3:35–4:20 p.m. (ET).

August 26, 2020
Samuel Newell to Discuss Capacity Markets at Rutgers CRRI Webinar

Brattle Principal Samuel Newell will join a Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) Regulatory Webinar on August 26 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. (PT)/3:00–4:30 p.m. (ET).

August 19, 2020
Sanem Sergici to Discuss New Jersey's New Framework for DSM Programs at NARUC NRRI Webinar

Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici will join a NARUC National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) webinar on the notable features of New Jersey’s approach to administering energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs, which will take place Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. (PT)/2:00 p.m. (ET).

August 18, 2020
Brattle Principal Examines Whether Electricity Competition Works For Residential Consumers

Brattle Principal Agustin J. Ros has published an article in the Journal of Regulatory Economics titled “Does Electricity Competition Work for Residential Consumers? Evidence from Demand Models for Default and Competitive Residential Electricity Services.”

August 12, 2020
Ryan Hledik Discusses Load Flexibility for SEPA Grid Evolution Summit in On-Demand Webinar

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik participated in an on-demand webinar for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Virtual Grid Evolution Summit, which took place virtually on July 28–30 and will release bonus sessions on August 12.

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 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.

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.

July 27, 2020
Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger to Discuss Offshore Wind Development at Atlantic Council Webinar

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will participate in the upcoming Atlantic Council Global Energy Center webinar, “Offshore Wind: Unlocking Potential for a Green Stimulus,” taking place on Monday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

July 16, 2020
Peter Fox-Penner to Discuss Power after Carbon at NARUC Summer Policy Summit

Brattle Academic Advisor Peter Fox-Penner will discuss his recently-published book, Power after Carbon, during an NRRI author spotlight session at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Policy Summit on July 16 at 12:00 p.m. (PT)/3:00 p.m. (ET).

July 15, 2020
Samuel Newell to Discuss Capacity Market Alternatives at PMT Webinar

Brattle Principal Samuel Newell will join a Power Markets Today (PMT) webinar to discuss “Capacity Market Alternatives for States” on July 15 at 11:00 a.m. (PT)/2:00 p.m. (ET).

July 09, 2020
Brattle Economists Release Updated Assessment Through June 2020 on COVID-19 Impacts on Energy Industry

Brattle economists have released an assessment through June 2020 on the ongoing impacts and implications of COVID-19 on the energy industry.

July 06, 2020
Frank Graves to Discuss COVID-19's Impacts on North American Electricity Markets at IESO Meeting

Brattle Principal Frank Graves will join the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) June Stakeholder Engagement Meetings, which will take place virtually June 24–July 6.

July 02, 2020
Brattle Consultants Managing Sale of Transmission Rights for TDI's Champlain Hudson Power Express

A team of Brattle consultants, led by Principal James Reitzes and Senior Associate Nick Powers, has been retained by Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) to manage the Open Solicitation process for selling transmission rights on the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), which commenced on June 23, 2020.

June 30, 2020
Peter Fox-Penner Discussed Findings and Data from Recent Brattle Report at Decarbonized Resilience Webinar

Brattle Academic Advisor Peter Fox-Penner spoke during an Enchanted Rock and Utility Dive webinar on “Decarbonized Resilience: How Do We Get There?” which took place on June 30 at 10:00 a.m. (PT)/1:00 p.m. (ET) and is now available online.

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.

June 19, 2020
Brattle Client Receives Approval to Move Forward with 1,500 MW Wind Power Project in Oklahoma

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger and Senior Associate Akarsh Sheilendranath recently testified on behalf of AEP’s North Central Wind project, which is estimated to provide approximately $3 billion in reduced power costs to customers over its 30‑year life.

June 18, 2020
Who's Who Legal Recognizes Brattle Economists as Leading Consulting Experts for their Work in Energy

Who’s Who Legal has recognized six Brattle economists as leading economic consulting experts in their WWL Energy 2020 list: Dr. Ahmad Faruqui, Dr. José Antonio García, Dan Harris, Carlos Lapuerta, Dr. Pedro Marín, and Dr. Kathleen Spees.

June 15, 2020
Academic Advisor Peter Fox-Penner Provides a Clean Energy Future Roadmap in Power after Carbon

Brattle Academic Advisor Peter Fox-Penner has authored a new book, Power after Carbon: Building a Clean, Resilient Grid, which provides a roadmap and actionable recommendations for the electric power industry to navigate a clean energy future.

June 10, 2020
Jürgen Weiss to Discuss Achieving Maine's Climate Goals at E2Tech Webinar

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss will join an Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) webinar on “Blueprint for a Zero Carbon Economy: Achieving Maine’s Climate Goals,” which will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:00 a.m. (ET).

June 10, 2020
Agustin Ros to Join Webinar on Future of Power Projects in Mexico

Brattle Principal Agustin Ros will join a webinar on “Cross-Border Energy Update: Recent Government Policy Changes and the Future of Power Projects in Mexico,” which will take place June 10 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)/11:00 a.m. (ET).

May 20, 2020
Frank Graves to Participate in PMT Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Power Industry

Brattle Principal Frank Graves will join a Power Markets Today webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the power industry, which will take place May 20, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (ET).

May 14, 2020
Johannes Pfeifenberger and Walter Graf Participate in Webinar Discussing a New Era of Offshore Wind

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger and Associate Walter Graf recently joined a webinar moderated by Anbaric to discuss a new era of offshore wind.

May 13, 2020
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Discuss the Evolving Energy Storage Landscape at MIT Spring Workshop

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will join the MIT Energy Initiative Electric Power Systems Center Spring Workshop, which will take place May 13, 6:00 a.m. (PT)/9:00 a.m. (ET).

May 12, 2020
Brattle Economists Release Updated Assessment on COVID-19 Impacts on Energy Industry

Brattle economists have released an assessment through April 2020 on the impacts and implications of COVID-19 on the energy industry. The report provides an update to an earlier compilation and assessment on the initial impacts through March 2020 of the pandemic on the industry.

May 07, 2020
Frank Graves to Join Webinar on the Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 for Utilities and Renewable Energy

Brattle Principal Frank Graves will speak during an hour-long Institute for Energy Law (IEL) webinar on “Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 for Utilities and Renewable Energy,” which will take place May 7, 10:30 a.m. (PT)/12:30 p.m. (CT)/1:30 p.m. (ET).

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.

April 23, 2020
Rhode Island Should Pursue an "All of the Above" Approach to Decarbonizing the Heating Sector to Meet State Goals, According to Brattle Economists

In a heating transformation study presented to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Brattle economists examine potential solutions that can transform Rhode Island’s heating sector as part of the state’s commitment to economy-wide decarbonization.

April 14, 2020
Brattle Economists Publish Assessment on COVID-19 Impacts on Energy Industry

Brattle economists have released an assessment on the impacts through early April 2020 of COVID-19 on the electric and natural gas industries.

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.

March 19, 2020
Bruce Tsuchida to Participate in NARUC Webinar on the Modernization of Transmission Infrastructure

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will participate in a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Center for Partnerships & Innovation (CPI) webinar, “The Electron Superhighway: Modernizing U.S. Transmission Infrastructure,” taking place March 19 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. (ET).

March 13, 2020
Jürgen Weiss Discussed the Decarbonization of New England at Electricity Restructuring Roundtable

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss joined a panel discussion on the evolution of the transmission system at the Raab Associates New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, which took place March 13 at Foley Hoag’s Boston office.

March 12, 2020
Jürgen Weiss and Michael Hagerty to Speak at Renewable Energy in New England Conference

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss and Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will join panels to discuss decarbonization and electrification at the Law Seminars International (LSI) New Developments Conference on Renewable Energy in New England, which will take place March 12–13 in Boston.

March 09, 2020
Which States Are Leading the Charge in Energy Efficiency Programs? Sanem Sergici Discusses in Public Utilities Fortnightly Article

As more cities and states set ambitious clean energy goals, certain states have forged ahead and are leading the pack with successful energy efficiency (EE) programs. Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici’s recent Public Utilities Fortnightly article titled “Top Performing States in Energy Efficiency: Top States’ Secret Sauce” discusses a report she coauthored, which analyzed why some of these states have been so successful and how other states can follow suit.

March 09, 2020
Brattle Co-Hosts Stakeholder Summit on Reducing GHG Emissions in the Northeast

In conjunction with Mintz and the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), The Brattle Group recently co-hosted the Northeast Region Emissions Reduction Summit, a half-day program dedicated to addressing the Northeast region’s ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

March 06, 2020
Summary of Survey Identifying Likely Electric Vehicles Adopters Published by Brattle and EPRI

A team of Brattle economists worked alongside the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to conduct a survey that provides insight regarding demographic characteristics of likely electric vehicle (EV) adopters.

March 06, 2020
Jürgen Weiss and Dean Murphy Joined a Termal Decarbonization Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

Brattle Principals Jürgen Weiss and Dean Murphy joined a brown bag lunch seminar on thermal decarbonization at the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy on March 6 at 12:30 p.m. (ET).

March 05, 2020
Michael Hagerty Discussed the Grid of the Future at NECA Renewable Energy Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty joined a panel discussion on the grid of the future at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) Renewable Energy Conference, which took place March 5 in Auburndale, MA.

February 27, 2020
Samuel Newell to Moderate a Transmission Capacity Panel at ERCOT Market Summit

Brattle Principal Samuel Newell will moderate a panel discussion on transmission capacity at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Market Summit, which will take place February 25–27 in Austin, TX.

February 24, 2020
Is a 100% Clean Electricity Goal Feasible? Jürgen Weiss Explains How It Could Work

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss’s recent Utility Dive article titled “Who’s afraid of 100%?” addresses three key criticisms related to a target of a 100% emissions-free electricity sector: necessity, feasibility, and cost.

February 12, 2020
Forward Clean Energy Markets: A New Solution to State-RTO Conflicts

In a recent Utility Dive article, Brattle Principals Samuel Newell, Kathleen Spees, and Johannes Pfeifenberger discuss the challenges raised by a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order that will strain states’ abilities to meet their own clean energy mandates, and offer a new market design as part of the solution.

February 09, 2020
Agustin Ros and Ryan Hledik to Speak on Utility Regulations at NARUC Winter Policy Summit

Brattle Principals Agustin Ros and Ryan Hledik will join panels to discuss electric cost allocation and regulatory considerations for load flexibility at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Winter Policy Summit, which will take place February 9–12 in Washington, DC.

January 29, 2020
Metin Celebi Spoke on FERC's Proposed PURPA Changes at NRRI Webinar

Brattle Principal Metin Celebi joined a National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) webinar on “PURPA Perspectives: Do the Comments Provide Opportunities for Common Ground?” on January 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (ET).

January 15, 2020
Brattle Economists Discuss Operational Improvements to Address New Transmission Needs

In a recent article for T&D World, “Innovation in Transmission Operation with Advanced Technologies,” Brattle Principal T. Bruce Tsuchida and Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz discuss how technology innovations in electric power transmission can solve some of the technical and financial challenges caused by the ongoing shift from legacy power plants to renewable resources.

December 11, 2019
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Participate in Webinar on Competitive Transmission

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will speak on the effects that competitive transmission has had on the market at a Power Markets Today webinar, which will take place December 11, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (ET).

December 06, 2019
Jürgen Weiss Discussed Greenhouse Gas Reduction Report at New England Environmental Industry Summit

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss spoke at the Environmental Business International (EBI) New England Environmental Industry Summit, which was held on December 6 in Boston.

December 05, 2019
Brattle Economists Release Study on Future Market for Solar-Plus-Storage Energy Resources

Brattle economists have released a new study that examines the market for solar-plus-storage resources. The study notes that co-located solar-plus-storage deployments are expected to increase dramatically in the next couple of years.

November 21, 2019
Ahmad Faruqui to Discuss New Regulation Technology at Canada Power Conference

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui will speak on a regulation panel at the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO) 31st Annual Canadian Power Conference, which will be held November 21–22 in Toronto.

November 18, 2019
Report by Brattle Economists Evaluates Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Administrator Models

As the electricity sector transforms to meet cities’ and states’ increasingly ambitious clean energy goals and carbon reduction targets, energy efficiency (EE) will be a vital component of the formula for success. A new study concludes that the choice of EE administrator model does not itself determine stronger EE performance.

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.

November 05, 2019
Bruce Tsuchida and Johannes Pfeifenberger to Speak at Midwest Transmission Conference

Brattle Principals Bruce Tsuchida and Johannes Pfeifenberger will discuss federal activity involving transmission and the economic principles involved in large infrastructure projects at the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) and Organization of MISO States (OMS) New Transmission – Cost Causation & Beneficiary Analysis Conference, which will take place November 5–6 in St. Louis.

November 05, 2019
Pablo Ruiz to Discuss Grid-Enhancing Technologies at FERC Workshop

Brattle Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz will speak at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Grid-Enhancing Technologies Workshop, which will be held November 5–6 in Washington, DC.

October 29, 2019
Michael Hagerty Moderated Utility Perspectives Panel at EV Charging Infrastructure Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty moderated a panel on utility perspectives at the Global Transmission Report Conference on EV Charging Infrastructure, which was held October 29–30 in New York City.

October 23, 2019
Jürgen Weiss to Discuss the Economics and Scalability of P2G Projects at Power2Gas Conference

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss will participate in two panel sessions at the Power2Gas Conference, which will be held October 23–24 in Marseille, France.

October 21, 2019
Jürgen Weiss Authors Op-Ed on New England 2050 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals Report

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss has published an op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine on a report he coauthored with a team of Brattle economists on what is needed for New England to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.

October 10, 2019
Judy Chang and Kathleen Spees to Present Keynote at APEx Conference

Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Kathleen Spees will present the keynote presentation, “Global Electricity Markets Over the Next 20 Years: How Fundamental Shifts in Technology and Customer Preferences Will Drive the Evolution of Electricity Markets,” at the Association of Power Exchanges (APEx) Conference 2019, which will be held October 9–11 in Toronto.

October 04, 2019
Sanem Sergici Discussed Emerging Grid Modernization Trends on Ampirical Podcast

Dr. Sanem Sergici was interviewed in Ampirical’s recent Power-Tech Podcast on the “Emerging Trends in Grid Modernization Efforts.” 

September 25, 2019
Brattle Study: Achieving New England's Ambitious 2050 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals Will Require Keeping the Foot on the Clean Energy Deployment Accelerator

A new study prepared by Brattle economists has found that achieving the goal of an 80% reduction in GHG emissions, while feasible, will require New England to significantly accelerate clean energy resource deployment.

September 18, 2019
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Speak at Offshore Wind Transmission Conference

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will speak at Global Transmission Research’s third “Offshore Wind Transmission, US” conference, to be held September 18 and 19 in New York City.

September 16, 2019
Framework Developed by Brattle Economists on Forward Clean Energy Market Presented to U.S. Congress

A recent white paper, authored by Brattle economists and prepared for NRG, that provides a framework for a clean energy market to meet carbon reduction goals has been submitted to the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee in response to questions posed by the Committee.

September 10, 2019
Bruce Tsuchida to Speak at FERC Technical Conference on Transmission Line Ratings

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will speak at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference on Managing Transmission Line Ratings, which will be held September 10–11 in Washington, DC.

September 09, 2019
Metin Celebi to Present at the EUCI Modernizing PURPA Conference

Brattle Principal Metin Celebi will speak at the Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) Modernizing PURPA conference, which will be held September 9-10 in Denver, CO.

August 19, 2019
Brattle Economists Respond to Critique of Prior Report on Value of Competitive Transmission

In a detailed response released today, Brattle economists responded to a recent critique from Concentric Energy Advisors by reiterating their assessment that competitive transmission processes have the potential to stimulate innovation and meaningfully reduce the cost of transmission investments.

August 14, 2019
Samuel Newell to Participate in Webinar on Pricing Carbon in ISO/RTO Markets

Brattle Principal Samuel Newell will speak at a Power Markets Today webinar on the pros and cons of putting a price on carbon, which will take place August 14, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT).

August 13, 2019
Brattle Economists Develop Report with EPRI on the Total Value Test for Evaluating Electrification Opportunities

Brattle economists have developed a new report with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) introducing the Total Value Test (TVT), which provides utilities and regulators with a more accurate, comprehensive framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of electrification opportunities.

August 04, 2019
Kathleen Spees Presents on Energy Resource Planning at Legislative Summit

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees spoke at the National Conference of State Legislatures 2019 Legislative Summit on August 4 in Nashville, TN.

July 31, 2019
Ryan Hledik to Present at SEPA Grid Evolution Summit

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will speak at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Grid Evolution Summit, which will be held July 29–August 1 in Washington, DC.

July 08, 2019
New Brattle Report Discusses the Benefits of Implementing New Technology to Improve Transmission Operation

A recent report – published by The Brattle Group and Grid Strategies LLC – describes the need for better incentives to implement new technological solutions that provide robust, effective improvements to electric power transmission operation. 

June 19, 2019
Pablo Ruiz to Participate in Energy Systems Integration Group Webinar

Brattle Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz will participate in the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) webinar, “Transmission Topology Optimization: A Software Solution for Improving Congestion Management,” taking place June 19 from 12:00-1:00 pm (ET).

June 13, 2019
Jurgen Weiss and Agustin J. Ros to Speak at Harvard Electricity Policy Group Session

Brattle Principals Jurgen Weiss and Agustin J. Ros will speak at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) 95th Plenary Session, to be held June 13-14 in Cambridge, MA.

May 31, 2019
Brattle Economists Discuss the Importance of Customer Flexibility in a Future of Renewable Energy

Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui and Senior Associate Mariko Geronimo Aydin have co-authored an article published in the American Public Power Association’s “Leadership in Rate Design” supplement to the May/June issue of the Public Power Magazine.

May 29, 2019
Jurgen Weiss to Present at IAEE International Conference

Brattle Principal Jurgen Weiss will speak at the 42nd International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) International Conference, to be held May 29 to June 1 in Montréal.

May 21, 2019
Sanem Sergici to Present at Grid Modernization Forum

Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici will speak at the 4th Annual Grid Modernization Forum, to be held May 20-22 in Chicago, IL.

May 14, 2019
Ryan Hledik to Present at Peak Load Management Alliance Conference

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will speak at the 39th Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) Conference, to be held May 13-15 in Minneapolis, MN.

May 07, 2019
Judy Chang and Jurgen Weiss to Present at EBA Annual Conference

Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Jurgen Weiss will speak at the Energy Bar Association (EBA) Annual Meeting & Conference, to be held May 6-7 in Washington, DC. 

April 30, 2019
Bente Villadsen and Onur Aydin to Participate in EIA Electricity Pricing Webinar

Brattle Principal Bente Villadsen and Brattle Senior Associate Onur Aydin will participate in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 10th Electricity Pricing Working Group: Risk Management in Today’s Markets, to be held April 30.

April 24, 2019
Roger Lueken to Participate in Power Markets Today Webinar on Energy Storage

Brattle Associate Roger Lueken will participate in the Power Markets Today webinar, “How Big Can Storage Get in ISO/RTO Markets?” taking place April 24 from 2:00-3:30 pm (ET).

April 17, 2019
Report Co-Authored by The Brattle Group and Edison Electric Institute Discusses a Modeling Approach for Understanding Changes in the Electric Utility Industry

A new report authored by Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida and Lawrence Jones of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) introduces a modeling approach that can help industry planners understand the feedback and interdependencies caused by the complex changes happening in the electric utility industry, and develop effective strategies against these ongoing changes.

April 16, 2019
Brattle Principals to Speak and Moderate at GCPA Spring Conference

Brattle Principals Sanem Sergici, Ryan Hledik, and Sam Newell will speak and moderate at the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Spring Conference to be held April 16-17 in Houston, TX.

April 09, 2019
Report by Brattle Economists Discusses the Benefits of Competitive Transmission

A report released by Brattle economists documents the experience with competitive development processes for U.S. transmission projects under FERC Order No. 1000.

April 08, 2019
Brattle Economists Join ESA Technical Advisory Council

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik and Associate Roger Lueken have been appointed members of the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) Technical Advisory Council (TAC). 

April 05, 2019
Brattle Assists FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities to Complete Purchase of Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits

Through a competitive bidding process conducted by economists at The Brattle Group, FirstEnergy Corp.’s (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company have successfully solicited contracts for Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits (SPAECs) covering the 2020 and 2021 energy years.

April 03, 2019
Report by Brattle Economists Assesses Impacts of Renewable Integration on Maintaining Resource Adequacy

In a new report prepared for DTE Energy, economists at global economic consulting firm The Brattle Group assess the potential impact of changes to system reliability and operational needs brought about by the shifting resource mix and integration of intermittent renewable resources in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

March 22, 2019
Michael Hagerty to Present at LSI Conference on Transmission and Clean Energy in the Northeast

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will speak at the Law Seminars International (LSI) 6th Annual Conference on Transmission and Clean Energy in the Northeast, to be held March 21-22 in Boston, MA.

March 20, 2019
Pablo Ruiz Presents on Transmission Topology Optimization at ESIG Spring Technical Workshop

Brattle Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz presented at the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) 2019 Spring Technical Workshop, held on March 20, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

March 08, 2019
Brattle Economists: Additional Transmission Investment Needed to Cost-Effectively Support Growth of Electrification in North America

A new report authored by Brattle economists and prepared for WIRES finds that the growing electrification of end uses currently powered by fossil fuels will significantly increase electricity demand in North America. 

March 06, 2019
New Brattle Report on Alternative Energy Portfolios for the City of Memphis Highlights Opportunities and Challenges related to 100% Renewable Power Supply

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group uses a detailed power system model to examine alternative power supply portfolios for the City of Memphis, including several 100% renewable portfolios by 2050. 

February 25, 2019
Sanem Sergici to Present at Southeast Clean Power Summit 2019

Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici will speak at the Southeast Clean Power Summit 2019, to be held February 25-26 in New Orleans, LA.

February 21, 2019
Sanem Sergici to Present at 46th Annual PURC Conference

Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici will speak at the 46th Annual Public Utility Research Center (PURC) Conference, “Digitalization, Disruption, Dogma: The Amazon-Uber-fication of Utilities?,” to be held February 20-21 in Gainesville, FL.

January 24, 2019
Michael Hagerty to Present at LSI's Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will speak at the Law Seminars International (LSI) 24th Annual Conference on Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West, to be held January 24-25 in Seattle, WA.

January 08, 2019
Brattle Economists Author Two Articles for a Special Issue of The Electricity Journal on Rate Design

Two Brattle-authored articles have been published in the October 2018 issue of The Electricity Journal.

January 03, 2019
Brattle Economists Present Solutions to Increase EV Fast Charging Station Deployment

Brattle Principals Ryan Hledik and Jurgen Weiss have prepared a report for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), titled “Increasing Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Deployment: Electricity Rate Design and Site Host Options.” The report discusses options to increase the deployment of direct current fast charging (DCFC) infrastructure and facilitate broader adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

December 11, 2018
Ryan Hledik and Roger Lueken to Participate in ESA Webinar on Energy Storage Potential in Nevada

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik and Associate Roger Lueken will speak at the Energy Storage Association (ESA) Webinar, “Nevada: 700 MW of Energy Storage by 2030!? An In-Depth Look at the Recent Economic Potential Study,” taking place December 11 at 2pm EST.

December 04, 2018
Brattle Economists Provide Insight into Benefits and Cost Recovery for U.S. Grid Modernization Efforts

A report authored by Brattle economists reviews the business case and cost recovery mechanisms for grid modernization investments in the U.S.

December 03, 2018
Michael Hagerty to Present at LSI's Climate Change in California Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Michael Hagerty will speak at the Law Seminars International (LSI) Climate Change in California Conference, to be held December 3-4 in San Francisco, CA.

November 21, 2018
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Present at Canadian Hydropower Association's Forum on Hydropower

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will speak at the Canadian Hydropower Association’s (CHA) Forum on Hydropower, to be held November 21-22 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

November 13, 2018
Kathleen Spees and Johannes Pfeifenberger to Present at the NARUC Annual Conference

Brattle Principals Kathleen Spees and Johannes Pfeifenberger will speak at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Conference, to be held November 11-14 in Orlando, FL.

November 13, 2018
Brattle Economists: Competitive Transmission Planning Offers $8 Billion in Potential Consumer Benefits Over Five Years

Study results presented at the 2018 NARUC Annual Meeting by economists at The Brattle Group show that the experience with ISO/RTO competitive transmission planning processes demonstrates potential for significant cost savings.

October 31, 2018
Sam Newell to Present at Power Markets Today Webinar on ERCOT Market

Brattle Principal Samuel Newell will participate in the Power Markets Today webinar, “A Post Summer Check-in of ERCOT’s Market,” to be held October 31 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (ET).

October 30, 2018
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Present at OWA Power of Water Canada Conference

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will speak at the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) Power of Water Canada Conference, to be held October 29-31 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

October 30, 2018
Kathleen Spees to Present at EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will speak at the Energy Bar Association (EBA) 2018 Mid-Year Energy Forum, to be held October 29-30 in Washington, DC.

October 30, 2018
Brattle Economists Outline a System for Compensating Distributed Energy Resources in Electricity Journal Article

Brattle Principals Agustin J. Ros, Romkaew Broehm, and Phil Hanser have authored an article published in The Electricity Journal, which discusses the costing and pricing methodology that distribution utilities and policymakers should use when paying Distributed Energy Resource (DER) owners for surplus energy production.

October 25, 2018
Kathleen Spees to Present at CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will speak at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 23-25 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

October 25, 2018
Brattle Economists: Competitive Transmission Planning Offers Significant Cost Savings and Consumer Benefits

New data presented today at the 2018 WIRES Annual Meeting Policy Session by economists at The Brattle Group shows the experience with ISO/RTO competitive transmission planning processes to date as a result of FERC Order 1000 demonstrates potential for significant cost savings.

October 12, 2018
Ryan Hledik to Present at EEI Strategic Issues Roundtable

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik will speak at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Strategic Issues Roundtable, to be held October 10-12 in Pittsburgh, PA.

October 03, 2018
Brattle Economists: At Least 700 MW of Energy Storage Can Be Deployed Cost Effectively in Nevada by 2030

A study by Brattle economists prepared for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) finds that energy storage can be a cost-effective component of Nevada’s energy resource mix.

July 30, 2018
Brattle Economists: Regional Power Market Mechanisms are a Better Path to Meeting Clean-Energy Policies

A discussion paper by Brattle economists addresses how regional wholesale power markets can help meet state and local clean-energy policies more cost effectively.

July 19, 2018
Report by Brattle Economists Assesses Potential Costs Associated with Administration Policy Designed to Prevent the Retirement of All Coal and Nuclear Plants

A report by Brattle economists estimates the cost of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed draft memorandum plan to support uneconomic coal and nuclear plants across the country.

July 18, 2018
Brattle Consultants Win Best Paper Award at Electrify Europe Conference

A paper authored by Brattle consultants has received the “Best Paper Award” at the Electrify Europe conference in Vienna, Austria.

July 16, 2018
Brattle to Host Event on Electrification at NARUC Summer Policy Summit

The Brattle Group will host a dinner discussion event on electrification at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Policy Summit.

July 15, 2018
Brattle Principals to Speak at NARUC Summer Policy Summit

Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Jurgen Weiss will speak at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Policy Summit to be held July 15-18, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ.

June 27, 2018
Sanem Sergici to Speak at Electricity Markets and State Challenges Workshop

Brattle Principal Sanem Sergici will speak at the Electricity Markets and State Challenges Workshop, to be held June 27-28, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.

June 20, 2018
Brattle Study: Alternative Approach to Meeting Zero Net Energy Goals Can Benefit Consumers and the Environment

A flexible approach to meeting Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals could benefit consumers and the environment, according to a study authored by Brattle economists released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

June 19, 2018
Jurgen Weiss to Present at Electrify Europe Conference

Brattle Principal Jurgen Weiss will present at the Electrify Europe conference, to be held June 19-21, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

June 18, 2018
Brattle Consultants Author Paper on Electrification and Utility Growth in Europe

Brattle Principal Jurgen Weiss and Research Analysts Maria Castaner and Tony Lee have authored a paper, “Electrification: EU Opportunities for Utility Growth.”

June 05, 2018
Samuel Newell to Speak at Energy Bar Association Energizer on Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets

Brattle Principal Samuel Newell will speak at the Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Energizer, “Pricing Carbon in Energy Markets,” to be held June 5, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Washington, D.C.

May 30, 2018
Brattle Analysis: 8,000 MW to 24,000 MW of U.S. Offshore Wind Proposals will Require up to 3,000 Miles of Offshore Transmission

An analysis of U.S. offshore wind developments by Brattle economists shows that state policymakers in the northeastern U.S. are now committed to procure approximately 8,000 MW of offshore wind generation over the next decade. 

May 09, 2018
Brattle Economists: Efforts to Enhance the Resilience of the Electricity System Should Focus on Transmission

Economists at The Brattle Group released a study today that explores the important role that transmission plays in grid resilience and how policies and investments directed at strengthening the electricity grid can cost-effectively enhance the resilience of electricity supply.

May 02, 2018
Marc Chupka and Pablo Ruiz to Present at National Hydropower Association's Waterpower Week

Brattle Principal Marc Chupka and Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz will present at National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) Waterpower Week, taking place April 30-May 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.

April 17, 2018
Pablo Ruiz Discusses Power Flow Control Technologies at IEEE PES T&D Conference

Brattle Senior Consultant Pablo Ruiz presented on power flow control technologies at the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Transmission & Distribution (T&D) conference and expo, taking place April 16-19, 2018 in Denver, CO.

April 17, 2018
Frank Graves and Hannes Pfeifenberger to Present at Gulf Coast Power Association's Spring Conference

Brattle Principals Frank Graves and Hannes Pfeifenberger will moderate sessions at the Gulf Coast Power Association’s (GCPA) 32nd Annual Spring Conference, taking place April 17-18, 2018 in Houston, TX.

April 06, 2018
Brattle Economists Submit Comments in Response to the DOE's Request for Information on Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage's Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability

Brattle economists recently submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Request for Information (RFI) on new research to maximize the value of hydropower’s contribution to grid resiliency and reliability today and into the future.

April 04, 2018
Brattle to Manage Sale of Transmission Rights from GE's Linden VFT Smart Grid Project

The Brattle Group will manage an open solicitation process for General Electric (GE) to sell transmission rights across GE’s Linden Variable Frequency Transformer (VFT).

April 04, 2018
The Brattle Group and Sidley Austin to Host Webinar on Energy Storage and FERC Order 841

Brattle economists and partners from Sidley Austin LLP will host a webinar, “Energy Storage and FERC Order 841: Potential 50 Gigawatt Market,” taking place April 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm (EST).

March 29, 2018
Brattle Economists: Some Hydro Plants Substantially Undervalued in Today's Power Markets

Economists at The Brattle Group released a study today that examines flexible hydro resources in wholesale power markets and finds that improving operational practices and market rules may be able to enhance the value of these resources by 200% to 500%.

March 28, 2018
Judy Chang to Present at Energy Storage Association's Webinar on Order 841

Brattle Principal Judy Chang will present during the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) Webinar “Kicking the Tires on Order 841: Diving into Details, Opportunities, and Challenges,” taking place March 28, 2018 from 2-3 pm (EST).

March 19, 2018
Judy Chang to Present at Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta's Annual Conference

Brattle Principal Judy Chang will present at the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta’s (IPPSA) 24th Annual Conference, “A Market Reborn,” taking place March 18-20, 2018 in Alberta, Canada.

February 27, 2018
Johannes Pfeifenberger to Present at Electric Reliability Council of Texas' Market Summit

Brattle Principal Johannes Pfeifenberger will present at the 6th annual Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) Market Summit, taking place February 27 to March 1, 2018 in Austin, TX.

February 27, 2018
Sam Newell to Present at Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.’s (GACC South) event, “Texas-Germany Bilateral Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Electricity Market,” taking place on February 27, 2018 in Austin, TX.

February 22, 2018
Brattle Study: FERC Order Sets Course for 50,000 MW U.S. Storage Market

Brattle economists released a study examining the current state and potential future growth of the U.S. market for electricity storage.

February 14, 2018
Jürgen Weiss Discusses the Implications of Mobility Services on Electrification in Public Utilities Fortnightly

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss has authored an article published in Public Utilities Fortnightly (PUF) 2.0, “Electrification 2018: Driving the Future, This Year,” which discusses how mobility services could change electrification’s pace and shape.

January 29, 2018
Shaun Ledgerwood and John Tsoukalis to Present at EUCI Conference on Financial Transmission and Auction Revenue Rights

Brattle Principal Shaun Ledgerwood and Senior Associate John Tsoukalis will present at Electric Utility Consultants, Inc.’s (EUCI) conference, “Financial Transmission and Auction Revenue Rights (FTRs/CRRs/TCRs/ARRs),” taking place January 29-30, 2018 in Washington, DC.

January 04, 2018
Brattle Economists Author Article Discussing the Implications of Autonomous Vehicles for Electric Utilities

Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in The Electricity Journal discussing the implications autonomous vehicles, ride sharing/ride hailing, and electric vehicles (EVs) may have for electric utilities and the utility business model.

December 05, 2017
Reaching California's Deep Decarbonization Goals May Require Large Increases in Carbon Prices in the Absence of Further Technological Breakthroughs, According to Brattle Economists

A discussion paper by economists at The Brattle Group examines the trends of the California greenhouse gas (GHG) market and analyzes the underlying future drivers that will affect California GHG prices to achieve the state’s ambitious goal of 80% decarbonization by 2050. 

November 30, 2017
Brattle Economists Discuss the Future of U.S. Coal Generation Fleet in ABA Article

Brattle Principals Metin Celebi, Marc Chupka, Dean Murphy, Sam Newell, and Ira Shavel recently co-authored an article that analyzes the decline in coal-generated electricity in North America and discusses the implication of a recently-proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule that could shield certain coal and nuclear plants from competitive market forces.

November 20, 2017
Kathleen Spees to Present at APPrO's Canadian Power Conference

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will present at the Association of Power Producers of Ontario’s (APPrO) 29th Annual Canadian Power Conference and Networking Centre, taking place November 20-21, 2017 in Toronto.

October 26, 2017
Brattle Economists' Analysis of DOE's Proposed Rule on Grid Resilience Shows High Costs with Few Benefits

Brattle Principals Metin Celebi, Judy Chang, Marc Chupka, Sam Newell, and Ira Shavel authored a report that supported comments a diverse coalition of energy companies submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR).

October 23, 2017
Roger Lueken to Present at Pre-Summit Briefing on Navigating PJM’s Capacity Market

Brattle Associate Roger Lueken will present at the Pre-Summit Briefing of the Mid-Atlantic Power Market Summit, taking place October 23-25, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

October 18, 2017
Jürgen Weiss to Present at California ISO Stakeholder Symposium

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss will present at California ISO’s 2017 Stakeholder Symposium, taking place October 18-19, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.

October 18, 2017
Bruce Tsuchida to Present at Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will present at the 2017 Caribbean Renewable Energy Form (CREF), taking place October 18-20, 2017 in Miami, FL.

October 17, 2017
Brattle Economist: Trump Administration's Energy and Environmental Policy Likely to Reduce Coal Production and Mining Employment

An analysis of the electricity generation sector and coal market by an economist at The Brattle Group finds that the Trump Administration’s energy and environmental policy initiatives tend to favor natural gas as a generation fuel, likely reducing coal production and mining employment.

September 26, 2017
Sam Newell to Present at LSI Conference on Electric Power in the Northeast

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at Law Seminars International’s (LSI) 14th Annual Advanced Conference on Electric Power in the Northeast, taking place September 25-26, 2017 in Boston, MA and via webcast.

September 21, 2017
Brattle Study for National Grid Shows Topology Optimization Can Help Relieve Major Transmission Constraints in Great Britain

A team of Brattle experts has been engaged by National Grid Electricity Transmission to study the potential of topology optimization to aid in increasing transfer capability and reducing constraint management costs in the Great Britain Transmission System.

September 19, 2017
Bruce Tsuchida to Present at NREL Grid Integration Workshop

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will present at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Workshop, “Benchmarking Distribution Grid Integration Costs Under High Distributed Photovoltaic (PV) Penetrations,” taking place September 19, 2017 in Golden, CO.

September 19, 2017
Brattle to Manage Purchase of Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits on Behalf of FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania Utilities

Brattle economists will manage a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to purchase 71,000 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Certificates (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period on behalf of three of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities, including Pennsylvania Power Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Metropolitan Edison Company.

September 12, 2017
Capturing Multiple Benefits of Batteries Could Add Significant Value to California Energy Storage, According to Brattle Economists

A report released today by Brattle economists finds that operating batteries to simultaneously capture benefits from multiple value streams (i.e., “stacked benefits”) could unlock significantly more value than using batteries to target only individual applications.

August 14, 2017
Brattle Economists: NYISO Carbon Charge Could Help Meet New York Decarbonization Goals More Cost-Effectively

A report authored by Brattle economists and prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) finds that adding a carbon charge into the wholesale energy market could improve the state’s ability to meet its decarbonization goals cost-effectively. The study reveals that refunding collected carbon revenues back to customers results in minimal impact on customer electricity costs compared to current policies.

July 21, 2017
Bruce Tsuchida Contributes Book Chapter in Second Edition of Renewable Energy Integration

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida has contributed a chapter to the second edition of Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids.

June 27, 2017
Brattle Economists Identify Key Attributes for Ensuring Electric Grid Reliability with Increased Variable Energy

A report by Brattle economists outlines the key reliability challenges and defines the attributes in which electric grid operators should focus on in order to maintain and strengthen system reliability.

June 26, 2017
Brattle Economists Recommend Moving beyond "Baseload" Generation for Planning and Operating Today's Electric Grid

Brattle economists have released a report explaining how the use of the term “baseload” generation is no longer useful for the purposes of planning and operating today’s electricity system.

June 20, 2017
Brattle Economists Contribute Two Articles to Energy Regulation Quarterly

Brattle economists have contributed two articles to the current issue of Energy Regulation Quarterly, a journal that provides a forum for debate and discussion on issues surrounding the regulated energy industries in Canada.

June 20, 2017
Bruce Tsuchida to Present at UVIG Forecasting Workshop

Brattle Principal Bruce Tsuchida will present at the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s (UVIG) 2017 Forecasting Workshop and Tutorial, “Applying Meteorology in Power System Planning and Operations,” taking place June 20-22, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

June 14, 2017
Philip Hanser to Present at The Climate Resilient Grid Forum

Brattle Principal Philip Hanser will present at The Climate Resilient Grid: A Forum on Energy, Climate, and The Grid, taking place June 14-15, 2017 in Asheville, NC.

June 01, 2017
Jürgen Weiss to Present on Electrification at Colorado State University’s CNNE Conference

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss will present at Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNNE) conference, “Repowering the Western Economy,” taking place June 1, 2017 in Denver, CO.

May 25, 2017
Philip Hanser to Present at LSI Conference on Electric Transmission in the West

Brattle Principal Philip Hanser will present at Law Seminars International’s (LSI) conference “Electric Transmission in the West,” taking place May 25-26, 2017 in Portland, OR and via webcast.

May 12, 2017
Brattle Economists Assess Impact of Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program

A report by Brattle Principals Mark Berkman and Jürgen Weiss evaluates the economic, jobs, and environmental impacts of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth (REG) Program for years 2015 and 2016, as well as the expected impact of the overall program between 2015 and 2019.

May 02, 2017
Sam Newell to Present on Wholesale Competitive Markets at FERC Technical Conference

Brattle Principal Sam Newell will present at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Technical Conference on “State Policies and Wholesale Markets Operated by ISO New England Inc., New York Independent System Operator, Inc., and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.,” taking place May 1-2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

May 02, 2017
Brattle Economist Optimistic About Role of Wholesale Power Markets in Helping States Implement Energy Policy Goals

In responses to questions posed at today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Brattle Principal Dr. Samuel Newell describes how wholesale power markets and state policies can work together to achieve decarbonization objectives and reliability objectives at a low cost.

April 26, 2017
Ontario Market Renewal Effort Could Provide Up to CAD $5.2 Billion in Customer and Supplier Benefits, According to Brattle Economists

Brattle economists have authored a report that concludes the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) proposed Market Renewal efforts to reform the province’s wholesale electricity markets could provide significant benefits to customers and suppliers in Ontario.

April 06, 2017
Brattle Economists Assess PV-Battery Systems’ Ability to Reduce Household Grid Reliance in Utilities Policy Article

Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in Utilities Policy that discusses how low-cost solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery electricity storage can potentially bring about fundamental shifts in the structure of the U.S. power sector.

April 03, 2017
Kathleen Spees to Present at EBA 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference

Brattle Principal Kathleen Spees will present at the Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference, taking place April 3-4, 2017 in Washington, DC.

February 22, 2017
Brattle Whitepaper on Benefits of Transportation and Heating Electrification Featured in Vox Article

A whitepaper recently released by Brattle economists on the role transportation and heating electrification could play in increasing utility sales and reducing carbon emissions has been featured in a February 22, 2017 Vox article.

February 01, 2017
Article by Brattle Principals on Damages Quantification for Solar PV Investors Published in Quotidiano Energia

Brattle Principals Dan Harris and Francesco Lo Passo have authored an article on the quantification of damages through arbitration by international investors of renewable energy projects, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.

January 24, 2017
Transportation and Heating Electrification Could Aid in Increasing Utility Sales and Reducing Carbon Emissions, According to Brattle Economists

Brattle economists released a whitepaper that shows the potential for U.S. utility sales to nearly double by 2050 while energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could decrease by 70 percent or more through the electrification of transportation and heating.

January 24, 2017
Metin Celebi to Present on the Future of Coal at ACAA Winter Membership Meeting

Brattle Principal Metin Celebi will present at the American Coal Ash Association’s (ACAA) 2017 Winter Membership Meeting, taking place January 24-25, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL.

January 20, 2017
Whitepaper by Brattle Economists Examines Effective Hedging Instruments for Renewable Resource Development

A whitepaper by Brattle economists examines how wind generators could use standard electric and gas forward contracts to hedge its revenue to reduce risk over mid- to long-term horizons.

November 28, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Examines Implications of Carbon Allowance Allocation Approaches under Clean Power Plan

A report by Brattle consultants examines the economic and policy implications of different carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance allocation approaches under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based standard and/or carbon-cutting programs.

November 16, 2016
Including New Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Plants in State Clean Power Plan Compliance Could Lower System Costs of Achieving Carbon Reduction Goals, According to Brattle Economists

A report issued by Brattle consultants examines the potential implications for competitive wholesale electricity markets if new gas-fired combined cycle (CC) plants are not covered under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based state implementation plans (SIPs).

November 10, 2016
Robert Mudge and Metin Celebi to Participate in EBA Energizer: Ongoing Climate Imperative

Brattle Principals Robert Mudge and Metin Celebi will participate in the Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Energizer, “Ongoing Climate Imperative,” taking place November 10, 2016 at Milbank, Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP’s Washington, DC office.

November 01, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Reviews Market Power Mitigation Mechanisms for Wholesale Electricity Market in Western Australia

A report authored by Brattle economists evaluates mechanisms for mitigating market power in the reformed wholesale energy market scheduled for July 2017 implementation in Western Australia’s South West Interconnect System.

September 01, 2016
Brattle Economists Discuss Importance of Improved Transmission Planning in Brink Article

Hannes Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang, and Onur Aydin have authored an article published on Brink that examines the need for improved transmission planning that increases flexibility to comply with evolving future regulations, while meeting anticipated policy goals at lower costs and lower risks for customers.

July 12, 2016
Study Co-Authored by Brattle Economists Examines Impacts of a Regional Power Market in the Western U.S. for California ISO

Brattle economists have co-authored a new study that provides a comprehensive examination of the impacts of transforming the California Independent System Operator into a multistate, regional ISO.

June 28, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Provides Guidance on Enabling Canadian Clean Energy Imports for Clean Power Plan Compliance

Brattle consultants have issued a report that provides technical guidance to U.S. state policymakers on how to enable clean energy imports from Canada for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP).

June 06, 2016
Effective Transmission Planning to Address Changing Generation Landscape Could Significantly Reduce Customer Costs, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A new report released today by Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Johannes Pfeifenberger finds that reforming the U.S. electric transmission planning and development process to address the evolving energy generation landscape could save customers up tens of billion dollars annually in overall cost savings.

May 23, 2016
Market Forces Primary Driver of Transition in the ERCOT Grid, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A new report authored by Brattle economists finds that over the next 20 years, the price of natural gas is the primary driver for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) transition to a clean energy future.

May 05, 2016
Open Letter by Brattle Economists Offers Responses to U.S. Senators’ Questions Concerning the Efficacy of U.S. Electricity Capacity Markets

Hannes Pfeifenberger, Sam Newell, Kathleen Spees, and Roger Lueken have authored an open letter in response to a series of questions on the state of U.S. electricity capacity markets posed by members of the United States Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

March 31, 2016
Jürgen Weiss Discusses Increasing Competition Between Renewables and LNG on Canada’s Business News Network

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss appeared on a March 30, 2016 segment of Canada’s Business News Network (BNN), where he discussed the increasing competition between renewable power and LNG-fueled gas-fired generation in global energy markets.

February 10, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Finds Electric Water Heaters Can Provide Economic and Environmental Benefits

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group reveals that advanced strategies of using electric water heating to provide ancillary services, store thermal energy on a daily basis, or adopt heat pumps can provide significant value to the electric power grid.

January 27, 2016
Brattle Economists Provide Review of Southwest Power Pool’s Value of Transmission Study

Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a letter that provides a review of Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) newly-released “Value of Transmission” study.

January 20, 2016
Associate Michael Hagerty Examines CPP Implications for the Western Interconnect at EUCI Conference on Carbon Market Mechanisms

Brattle Associate Michael Hagerty presented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) and its implications for the western interconnect at a recent EUCI conference, “Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect."

January 20, 2016
Associate Michael Hagerty Presents on CPP Implications for the Western Interconnect at EUCI Conference on Carbon Market Mechanisms

Brattle Associate Michael Hagerty presented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) and its implications for the western interconnect at a recent EUCI conference, “Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect."

January 15, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Reveals Increasing Competition Between Renewable Power and LNG-Fueled Gas-Fired Generation in Global Energy Markets

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group finds that competition between renewable power and gas-fired generation using liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America is increasing in overseas markets as a result of declining renewable power costs.

January 06, 2016
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Examines Compliance and Implementation Options Under EPA's Clean Power Plan

Economists at The Brattle Group issued a policy brief that examines the compliance and implementation challenges facing states and utilities under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d), known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

December 23, 2015
Report by Brattle Economists Finds ERCOT's Future Ancillary Services Market Design Provides Economic Benefits and Improved System Reliability

A new report authored by Brattle economists evaluates the economic benefits of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) proposed Future Ancillary Services (FAS) design.

November 23, 2015
Peter Fox-Penner Authors Financial Times Letter to the Editor on Benefits of Utility-Scale Solar PV

Brattle principal Peter Fox-Penner has authored a letter to the editor published in the November 20, 2015 issue of the Financial Times that discusses the significant cost advantages of utility-scale solar PV technologies.

October 05, 2015
Brattle Associate Roger Lueken Co-authors Report on Grid Energy Storage in Energy Policy

A report by Brattle associate Roger Lueken on slow growth in energy storage was recently published in Energy Policy. The paper, “Is inexpensive natural gas hindering the grid energy storage industry?” was co-authored by Eric Hittinger of Rochester Institute of Technology.

August 03, 2015
Article by Jürgen Weiss Examines the Benefits and Costs for Utilities of Moving Fast or Slow on Climate Change Mitigation

Principal Jürgen Weiss co-authored an article for the July 2015 issue of The Economists’ Voice that assesses the benefits and costs for utilities in waiting or hurrying when taking climate change mitigation measures.

July 20, 2015
Brattle Economists Show Record $20 Billion in Annual U.S. Transmission Investments Will be Sustained Over Next Several Years

Economists at The Brattle Group have released an updated study showing that transmission investment in the United States will remain strong over the next decade, with a projected $20 billion investment required annually over the next several years and at least $120 billion to $180 billion needed over the next decade.

July 13, 2015
Study by Brattle Economists Quantifies the Benefits of Utility-Scale Solar PV

A study released by economists at The Brattle Group finds that utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. are significantly more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems as a vehicle for achieving the economic and policy benefits of PV solar.

July 06, 2015
Report by Brattle Economists Examines Feasibility of Integrating Variable Renewable Energy into Electric Grid

A new report authored by principals Jürgen Weiss and Bruce Tsuchida finds that the integration of high levels of variable renewable energy into the electric grid is both technically feasible and can be managed without compromising reliability of electric power service.

April 23, 2015
Delaying Investment in U.S. Transmission Infrastructure Can Result in Higher Costs and Increased Risks, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A report released by Brattle economists finds that U.S. transmission planning processes need to more fully recognize the benefits of enhanced transmission to protect consumers from the high costs and risks of an inadequate and insufficiently flexible grid.

February 13, 2015
Brattle Consultants Assist ERCOT in Scenario Planning and Improving its Long-term Transmission Planning Process

Consultants at The Brattle Group recently assisted ERCOT in improving its long term transmission planning process.

February 12, 2015
Compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan Unlikely to Materially Affect Electric Grid Reliability, According to Report by Brattle Economists

Brattle consultants released a report analyzing concerns raised by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in its Initial Reliability Review (IRR) about the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) for reducing carbon emissions.

February 03, 2015
Bruce Tsuchida Publishes Article on Hybrid Energy in the Caribbean in North American Wind Power

Brattle principal Bruce Tsuchida recently authored an article that was published in the February 2015 issue of North American Wind Power. The article, “What the Islands Can Teach Us About Hybrid Energy,” discusses how adopting hybrid systems such as those found in the Caribbean islands can help accommodate more renewable resources while also increasing grid resiliency.

February 02, 2015
Jürgen Weiss Examines Lessons from Germany’s Renewables Experience for Electricity Daily

Principal Jürgen Weiss has authored an article for the January 2015 issue of Electricity Policy’s Electricity Daily that discusses Germany’s transition away from fossil fuel generation toward renewable energy. In particular, Dr. Weiss’ article examines the lessons from Germany’s experience that can be applied to the U.S.

January 09, 2015
Report by Brattle Principals Evaluates Rate Proposal for Residential Distributed Generation and Identifies Way to Restore Fairness in Rate Design

Principals Ahmad Faruqui and Ryan Hledik have authored a report for the Salt River Project (SRP) that provides an evaluation of SRP’s proposal to introduce a new rate for residential customers who are planning to install distributed generation (DG) capability. Through their evaluation of the SRP proposal, the authors identify a way to restore fairness in rate design for DG customers that may be of interest to all utilities with residential DG customers.

December 15, 2014
Nebraska Transmission Infrastructure Ready to Accommodate at Least 2,000 MW of Additional Wind Generation According to Brattle Study

A study authored by economists at The Brattle Group identifies the factors that impact the desirability of developing 5,000 to 10,000 MW of renewable generation in Nebraska for export purposes. Prepared for the Nebraska Power Review Board (PRB) and submitted to the Nebraska Legislature for consideration today, the study also presents options available to policy makers to meet the state’s economic development objectives.

November 19, 2014
Jürgen Weiss Presents on Germany’s Transition to Renewables at NARUC Annual Meeting

Brattle principal Jürgen Weiss recently served as a panelist at the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners’ (NARUC) Annual Meeting on November 16-19 in San Francisco, CA.

July 30, 2014
Jürgen Weiss Authors Report Assessing Major Outcomes from Solar Energy Support in Germany

Principal Jürgen Weiss has authored a report for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) that examines and outlines the main lessons learned from solar PV energy support in Germany over the last ten years.

July 16, 2014
Brattle Consultants Lead Demand Response Workshop Before Thai Energy Regulatory Commission and Utilities Delegation

Brattle consultants presented a half-day workshop on the growth of demand response technology in the electric utility industry before the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand, along with other representatives on July 16, 2014 at EnerNOC’s Boston headquarters.

June 27, 2014
Principal Bruce Tsuchida Contributing Author to Book on Renewable Energy Integration

Principal Bruce Tsuchida is the author of a chapter in the recently-published book, Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids.

June 23, 2014
Senior Associate Pablo Ruiz Presents at FERC Technical Conference on Increasing Efficiency through Improved Software

Senior associate Pablo Ruiz recently presented at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Technical Conference on “Increasing Real-Time and Day-Ahead Market Efficiency through Improved Software” in Washington, DC.

June 18, 2014
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Provides Insights into EPA's Proposed Carbon Emission Standards for Existing Fossil Units

Brattle economists issued a policy brief that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d).

May 29, 2014
Report Authored by Brattle Consultants Expands on Previous Work in Analyzing Relationship Between Natural Gas and Renewables in Texas Electricity Market

Brattle consultants released a new report for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition to show how renewable and natural gas-fired electricity sources would develop in the next two decades, and how this development would depend on gas prices, the existence of a capacity mechanism in ERCOT, national carbon policies, and other key market drivers.