June 08, 2010

Brattle Consultants Author Energy Daily Editorial on ‘Subregional’ Grid Expansion

Brattle principals Johannes Pfeifenberger and Peter Fox-Penner and associate Delphine Hou authored a June 8, 2010 editorial for The Energy Daily on the use of subregional transmission planning groups to facilitate needed transmission investments. In the article, “For Grid Expansion, Think ‘Subregionally,’” the authors explain that a subregional transmission strategy is a workable compromise between transmission plans carried out by individual utilities or states and “top down” planning on a nationwide or large regional basis. While subregional transmission planning would require cooperation between states and regions, much like interstate highway systems, planning that starts at this subregional level is less controversial and far more likely to succeed in getting the right amount of transmission built.

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Mr. Pfeifenberger is an economist with a background in electrical engineering and over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of regulatory economics and finance. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Fox-Penner specializes in economic, regulatory, and strategic issues in network industries. His practice centers on energy and environmental policies and electric regulation, planning, and competition issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4