Electric Power
Environmental Compliance
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The Brattle Group offers its clients depth and experience in assisting electric generation owners and energy companies to address environmental compliance issues. We assess the combined impact of technological, market, and regulatory risks and our response to regulatory problems spans political, legal, administrative, and analytical terrain.

Learn more about our work supporting utilities and states in addressing the critical economic questions that have arisen with the Environmental Protection Agency's new Clean Power Plan.

Principals
Metin 087
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Dr. Metin Celebi provides expertise in electricity markets and analysis of environmental and climate policy. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Chupka 090
Principal
+1.202.955.5050
Mr. Chupka has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience analyzing energy markets and regulation and assisting energy clients and counsel in a broad span of commercial analysis, regulatory proceedings, and litigation support. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Graves 060
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Graves specializes in regulatory and financial economics, especially for electric and gas utilities, and in litigation matters related to securities litigation and risk management. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Hanser 080
Principal
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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. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Murphy 038
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Dr. Murphy is an engineer and economist with expertise in energy, competitive, and regulatory economics and finance, as well as quantitative modeling and risk analysis. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Presentation
January 25, 2017
Presented at the American Coal Ash Association’s (ACAA) 2017 Winter Membership Meeting
Report
Nuclear Retirement Effects on CO2 Emissions: Preserving a Critical Clean Resource
December 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
November 10, 2016
Present at Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Energizer, “Ongoing Climate Imperative”
Report
November 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
November 2016
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
September 8, 2016
Robert S. Mudge, Metin Celebi, Susan Nickey , Allyson Umberger Browne, and Elias B. Hinckley
Presented at the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section's Annual Meeting
Report
June 21, 2016
Judy Chang, Michael Hagerty, and Will Gorman
Project Funded by the Barr Foundation
Report
Clean Energy Resource Options for Massachusetts: Overall Recommendations
June 21, 2016
Project Funded by the Barr Foundation
Report
June 2016
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
Brochure
Expertise in Coal Bankruptcy
February 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
The Clean Power Plan: Implications for the Western Interconnect
January 20, 2016
Presented at the EUCI Conference, "Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect," Los Angeles, CA
Report
The Clean Power Plan: Focus on Implementation and Compliance
January 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
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
Presentation
The Clean Power Plan: Retirements and Reliability
April 1, 2015
Presented at the EUCI Conference, Houston, TX
Report
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Causation and Effect: Emissions Analysis in Retrospective NSR Cases
January 29, 2013
Presented at the Energy, Utility and Environmental Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Presentation
U.S. Coal Plant Retirements: Outlook and Implications
January 24, 2013
Presented at the West LegalEdcenter CLE Webcast
Presentation
Environmental Retrofits: Costs and Supply Chain Constraints
June 20, 2012
Presented at the MISO Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting, Indiana
Article
State Regulatory Hurdles to Utility Environmental Compliance
April 2012
Published in The Electricity Journal
Presentation
Potential Coal Plant Retirements in ERCOT Under Emerging Environmental Regulations: Update
June 22, 2011
Presented before Public Utility Commission of Texas, at Workshop on Potential Environmental Regulations and Resource Adequacy
Report
Incentive Effects of EPA’s Ex Post Veto of a Clean Water Act Discharge Permit Issued to Arch Coal
May 10, 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Emerging Environmental Regulations and Impacts on the U.S. Coal Fleet
April 26, 2011
Presented at the ELCON Spring Workshop, Washington, DC