Electric Transmission
Transmission System Modeling & Topology Control

The Brattle Group has modeled the transmission system and markets to identify and estimate the benefit of alleviating major constraints, quantify congestion costs and financial transmission rights (FTR) revenues, ascertain impacts on generation costs and wholesale power and natural gas markets, and evaluate how transmission development may allow for integrating renewables and the potential for carbon emission savings.

Through an engagement sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (ARPA-E), we and our partners have developed transmission topology control models and algorithms that our clients use to identify transmission switching solutions to eliminate overloads and reduce the economic impact of transmission congestion.