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Biography
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Mr. Hanser assists clients in issues ranging from utility industry structure and market power and associated regulatory questions, to specific operational and strategic issues, such as transmission pricing, generation planning, and tariff strategies. He also has expertise in fuels procurement, environmental issues, forecasting, marketing and demand-side management, and other complex management and financial matters.

Over his thirty years in the industry, Mr. Hanser has appeared as an expert witness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the New Mexico Public Service Commission (NMPSC), the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW), the Vermont Public Service Board (VPSB), the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN), the Connecticut Siting Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and before arbitration panels and in federal and state courts. He has also presented before the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission (NARUC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He served six years on the American Statistical Association’s Advisory Committee to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Mr. Hanser held teaching positions at the University of the Pacific, University of California at Davis, and Columbia University, and served as a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago. He has also served as the manager of the Demand-Side Management Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has been published widely in leading industry and economic journals.

Presentation
Retail Costing and Pricing for Electricity
August 11, 2016
Presented at IPU's 58th Annual Regulatory Studies Program: The Fundamentals Course
Presentation
Brattle Tariff Design Best Practices
June 1, 2016
Prepared for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and the Government of Malaysia
Report
Targeted Performance Incentives: Recommendations to the Hawaiian Electric Companies
September 15, 2014
Prepared for the Hawaiian Electric Companies
Article
Reducing Rate Shocks
June 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Redefining Normal Temperatures
May 2013
Robert E. Livezey and Philip Q Hanser
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Rates, Reliability, and Region
January 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
Infrastructure and Rate Structure: Lessening the Shock
November 12, 2012
Presented at the 2012 NASUCA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
Article
What Price, GHGs?
October 2012
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
Framework for Assessing Capex and Opex Forecasts as Part of a “Building Blocks” Approach to Revenue/Price Determinations
June 2012
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Commission
Presentation
Policy Challenges Associated with Renewable Energy Integration
April 2011
Prepared for the 2011 MITEI Symposium: Managing Large-Scale Penetration of Intermittent Renewables
Report
Assessing Ontario's Regulated Price Plan: A White Paper
December 8, 2010
Ahmad Faruqui, Philip Q Hanser, Ryan Hledik, and Jennifer Palmer
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Renewable Integration Model Presentation
August 25, 2010
Presented at the California Public Utility Commission’s Long-Term Procurement Plan Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Article
On Dynamic Prices: A Clash of Beliefs?
July 2010
Published in The Electricity Journal
Presentation
Renewable Integration Model and Analysis
April 21, 2010
Judy Chang, Kamen Madjarov, Ross Baldick, Antonio Alvarez, and Philip Q Hanser
Poster Presented by Kamen Madjarov at IEEE 2010 Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA
Newsletter
Marginal Cost Analysis in Evolving Power Markets: The Foundation of Innovative Pricing, Energy Efficiency Programs, and Net Metering Rates
2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Means of Mitigating Rate Shock
October 2007
Frank C. Graves, Philip Q Hanser, and Gregory N. Basheda
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Utility Supply Portfolio Diversity Requirements
June 2007
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Utility Automatic Adjustment Clauses Revisited: Why They Are Needed More Than Ever
June 2007
Frank C. Graves, Philip Q Hanser, and Gregory N. Basheda
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Rate Shock Relief
May 2007
Philip Q Hanser, Gregory N. Basheda, and Frank C. Graves
Published in Electric Perspectives
Presentation
Rate Shock Mitigation
July 29, 2006
Presented to the NARUC Summer Conference, San Francisco, CA
Presentation
Financial Transmission Rights: Necessary or Burdensome?
June 7, 2006
Presented at the IAEE Conference, Potsdam
Report
Electric Utility Automatic Adjustment Clauses: Benefits and Design Considerations
June 2006
Gregory N. Basheda, Philip Q Hanser, and Frank C. Graves
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Can Wind Work In An LMP Market?
November 2005
Published in Natural Gas & Electricity
Article
The CAISO's Physical Validation Settlement Service: A Useful Tool for All LMP-Based Markets
October 2005
Metin Celebi, Joseph B. Wharton, Philip Q Hanser, and Jared S. des Rosiers
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Betting Against the Odds? Why broadband over power line (BPL) can't stand alone as a high-speed Internet offering
April 2005
William P. Zarakas and Kenneth J. Martinian
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
LMPs/FTRs Alone Will Not Solve Transmission Problems Blackout Showed
November 2003
Published in Natural Gas & Electricity
Presentation
Standard Market Design in the Electric Market: Some Cautionary Thoughts
June 2002
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
The Design of Tests for Horizontal Market Power in Market-Based Rate Proceedings
May 2002
Metin Celebi, Philip Q Hanser, and James G. Bohn
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Financial Transmission Rights: Implementation Issues
February 2002
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
The State of Performance-Based Regulation in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry
October 2001
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Before the Public Service Commission of the State of Missouri, Case No. EM-96-149, White Paper on Incentive Regulation: Assessing Union Electric’s Experimental Alternative Regulation Plan, on behalf of Ameren Services Company
February 2001
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Deregulation and Monitoring of Electric Power Markets
2000
Philip Q Hanser, James D. Reitzes, and Robert L. Earle
Published in The Electricity Journal
Report
Asset Bundling, 'Compliance Report,' on behalf of Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company
April 15, 1999
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Lessons from the First Year of Competition in the California Electricity Market
1999
Philip Q Hanser, James D. Reitzes, Robert L. Earle, and Weldon C. Johnson
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
In What Shape is Your ISO?
July 1998
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
What's in the Cards for Distributed Resources?
May 1998
Published in The Energy Journal
Presentation
What's in the Cards for Distribution Companies
April 1998
Presented to The Electricity Distribution Conference, Denver, CO
Presentation
Distributed Generation: Threats and Opportunities
April 1998
Prepared for The Electricity Distribution Conference: Opportunities and Challenges for the Distribution Company in the New Millennium, Denver, CO
Article
One-Part Markets for Electric Power: Ensuring the Benefits of Competition
1998
Philip Q Hanser, Frank C. Graves, E. Grant Read, and Robert L. Earle
In Power Systems Restructuring: Engineering and Economics, edited by Marija Ilic, Francisco Galiana, and Lester Fink, and published by Springer
Article
Insurance Recovery for Manufactured Gas Plant Liabilities: Valuation, Optimization and Settlement Strategies
1997
Gayle S. Koch, Kenneth T. Wise, and Philip Q Hanser
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly