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The Brattle Group provides consulting to clients on the provision of standard offer services and on the procurement of supplies for regulated services. We assist in designing and implementing demand response programs and forecasting customer loads and behavior in retail access environments. We advise on the design of transition periods and regulatory mechanisms that mitigate or avoid rate hikes, and we have helped clients to analyze re-regulation, vertical re-integration, and hybrid regulatory options in response to the actual or perceived failure of individual restructuring efforts.

Our experts have written a series of policy papers and tutorials on the retail access issue and have analyzed the causes and relative magnitude of retail price increases in restructured and non-restructured states.


Below is a list of representative engagements for our Retail Rates practice.

Alternatives for pricing of unbundled distribution services
For the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brattle experts authored a whitepaper on methods for unbundling and pricing distribution services in an environment of high distributed energy resources (DER) market penetration. The report identified the various services that are provided by the utility to DER customers, the discrete services provided by DER customers to the utility, and various frameworks for packaging and pricing these services. The report included an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each pricing framework from the perspective of both the utility and its customers.
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