Electric Transmission
Transmission Planning & Cost-Benefit Analyses

Brattle experts have assisted transmission planners and testified in U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state proceedings regarding the benefits of proposed transmission lines. We have analyzed a wide array of transmission-related benefits, including production cost savings, congestion relief, economic and tax impacts, increased competitiveness and market liquidity, enhanced reliability, insurance and risk management benefits, resource diversity, investment climate improvements, and synergies with other planned transmission projects. We have also helped improve regional transmission planning processes to apply scenario-based planning approaches, assessed infrastructure-related risk mitigation, explained the benefits of broad-based independent transmission planning, and provided policy recommendations with respect to transmission infrastructure development.