Utility Regulatory Policy and Ratemaking
Demand Forecasting and Weather Normalization

The ability to accurately and consistently forecast energy demand is increasingly important. Load forecasting methods have become valuable tools for utilities to measure the impacts of evolving load reduction initiatives, such as innovative pricing and demand response programs.

The Brattle Group is an industry leader in the assessment, development, and application of demand forecasting tools and weather normalization methods. Our energy economic consulting experts work with utilities and government agencies to improve the accuracy and information content of forecasting and weather normalization models, from the initial data collection phases through to the final steps of model calibration and forecasting.

Our modeling capabilities are strengthened by our economic consulting expertise in econometrics and economic forecasting. We have presented our forecasts before regulatory commissions and have provided training sessions and workshops to government agencies and utility executives. Our demand forecasting models and recommendations have been used in the formulation of numerous integrated resource plans and have been adopted by utilities, alternative power suppliers, and regional transmission organizations. They have been applied to procurement management, long-term planning processes, and the design and evaluation of demand response and dynamic pricing programs.

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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. Sergici assists electric utilities, regulators, and wholesale market operators in their strategic questions related to energy efficiency, demand response, and customer behavior in the context of Smart Grid. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Principal Emeritus
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Dr. Wharton specializes in the development of new business models and innovative pricing policies for regulated industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Emerging Issues in Forecasting Energy Consumption
June 24, 2016
Presented at the CRRI Western Conference 2016