The electricity industry is currently faced with the challenge of analyzing and justifying their resource portfolio expansion plans in recognition of the economic impacts of current and potential future regulatory policy, as well as difficult questions about how rapidly new technologies will drop in price and be adopted by market participants. Such environmental considerations include renewable resource requirements, conservation initiatives, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission constraints. Technology questions include how rapidly renewables will drop in cost, how much they will cost to integrate, how strongly they will be incentivized by state mandates, and how they will also be adopted at low voltage scale.

The Brattle Group provides economic analysis to develop integrated resource plans for utilities that consider generation options with varying degrees of exposure to market and regulatory risks, the optimal portfolio of contracts (power purchases), demand-side options, and transmission alternatives. Our experts are also on the forefront of renewable integration planning and the wide range of new and complex issues related to these resources.

We develop resource planning approaches and techniques that focus on uncertainty and risk as essential components of sound investment decisions and transparent communication with stakeholders. Our experts in the electricity industry have comprehensive skills in financial modeling, market analysis and forecasting; option pricing; decision analysis; and risk management. These capabilities are essential to providing clients with unrivaled support for regulatory proceedings in rapidly evolving energy markets.