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Biography
Publications
Personal Interests

Dr. Yang specializes in the development of economic models to conduct economic and policy analyses in the energy industry, with a focus on the power sector. Her work focuses on long-term system and market outlook, integrated resource planning, generation asset evaluation, power price forecast, and environmental policy analysis.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Yang worked for Charles River Associates, where she led the modeling effort of MRN-NEEM (Multi-Regional National Model-North American Electricity and Environment Model), a model that couples a computable general equilibrium model across all sectors of the U.S. economy with a detailed simulation model of the electricity sector.

Dr. Yang previously worked at the MIT Energy Initiative during her postdoctoral research, where she participated in a large interdisciplinary MIT study entitled, “The Future of Natural Gas.” At the MIT Energy Initiative, she led the quantitative analysis of the impacts of a U.S. climate policy on natural gas consumption in the power sector by employing the MARKAL model. While at MIT, she also co-founded the MIT China Energy and Environmental Research Group and served as a co-president to lead the group’s activities.

Representative Engagements
Presentation
Flexibility Enhancements: Alberta Needs and Experience from Other Jurisdictions
August 15, 2017
Prepared for Alberta Electricity System Operator
Report
Valuation of Electric Power System Services and Technologies
August 2016
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
Presentation
May 17, 2016
Ira H. Shavel, Yingxia Yang, Roger Lueken, Andrew O’Brien, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Report
January 15, 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Book
January 2016
Published by China Development Press. Chapter author.
Presentation
EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan Rules: Economic Modeling and Effects on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Region
April 8, 2015
Presented at the Central Texas Association for Energy Economics and Energy Institute Workshop, Austin, TX
Report
Electricity Baseline Report for the US Power System
April 2015
Prepared for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Presentation
Economic Viability of Combined Heat and Power in ERCOT
October 16, 2014
Presented at the WADE Annual Meeting & DistribuGen Conference and NYSERDA CHP Expo, Westchester, NY
Presentation
Partnering Natural Gas and Renewables
July 1, 2014
Presented at the Synergies of NG & RE: 360 Degrees of Opportunity Forum
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Report
A Market-based Regional Approach to Valuing and Reducing GHG Emissions from Power Sector
April 2014
Prepared for Great River Energy
Article
Impacts of the U.S. Shale Gas Revolution on China’s National Energy Security
March 2014
Yingxia Yang and Hengwei Liu
Published in Issue 95 of the Oxford Energy Forum
Article
Impacts of the U.S. Shale Gas Revolution on China’s National Energy Security
March 2014
Yingxia Yang and Hengwei Liu
Chinese version. Published in China Economic Times
Article
EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan and its Uncertain Future, Near Zero Emission
2014
Published by the UK-China Guangdong CCUS Center
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas
December 10, 2013
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition

Yingxia grew up in a small city in Inner Mongolia, China, and came to the U.S. for her graduate studies in 2005. She enjoys playing badminton and traveling, and looks forward to one day traveling with her twin sons.