June 25, 2014

Brattle Consultants to Present at CRRI’s 27th Annual Western Conference

Several Brattle consultants will participate in the upcoming Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 27th Annual Western Conference, taking place from June 25 - 27, 2014 in Monterey, CA. CRRI is located at Rutgers University and aims to further study regulation in economics, finance, and institutions.

The conference will feature some of the latest developments in the network industries including deregulation, pricing and demand response, market structure, and policy and regulatory issues. Brattle speakers will present on various papers over several days, beginning with, “The Application of Quantile Regression to Forecasting Peak Demand,” presented by Ahmad Faruqui and co-authored by associate Charlie Gibbons. Senior associate Ryan Hledik will present the second day on “Residential Demand Charges—A Rate Design Revolution?” which will be followed by an afternoon program on DSM, featuring Ahmad Faruqui and associate Neil Lessem’s discussion on “Demand Side Management—An Asian Experiment;” principal Armando Levy’s “Estimating Program Impacts in the Presence of Demand Shocks;” and principal Philip Hanser and consultant Kai van Horn’s “The Repurposed Electric Distribution Utility.”

Principals Michael Vilbert and Joseph Wharton will present their paper, “Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Decoupling on the Cost of Capital of Electric Utilities,” co-authored by Charlie Gibbons and research analyst Melanie Rosenberg on the final day of the conference.

To learn more about the conference, visit the website.

Associated Experts
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Dr. Faruqui specializes in smart grid strategies involving the consumer. His expertise includes demand forecasting, innovative rate design, energy efficiency, demand response, advanced metering infrastructure, technology assessment, and cost-benefit analysis. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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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
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Mr. Hledik has expertise in assessing the economics of smart grid investments and policies. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Levy specializes in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics. He has supported expert work calculating damages in numerous litigation cases with an emphasis on statistical and econometric issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Vilbert specializes in cost of capital, regulatory economics, financial planning, income tax disputes, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal Emeritus
Dr. Wharton specializes in the development of new business models and innovative pricing policies for regulated industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Senior Associate
Dr. Charles Gibbons specializes in applying sophisticated econometric and statistical models to legal, regulatory, and policy issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Senior Associate
Dr. Lessem assists utilities, policymakers and technology firms across North America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia on rate design, energy policy, innovative pricing, experimental design, technology adoption and policy impact measurement. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4