Utility Regulatory Policy and Ratemaking
Fuel and Power Procurement

Members of The Brattle Group assist electric utilities, natural gas distribution companies, trading companies, industrial customers, public power entities, independent power producers, and regulatory agencies with:

  • Procurement planning and valuation
  • Development of procurement processes for standard offer services in restructured states
  • Procurement risk management
  • Presentation of procurement plans and processes before regulatory agencies
  • Design of appropriate rate treatments of purchased power and fuel costs
  • Assessment of financial risks imposed by long-term contracts
  • Procurement-related prudence challenges
  • Negotiation and renegotiation of power and fuel
  • Procurement contracts
  • Litigation support of procurement contract disputes

Complementary to our procurement-related experience, we offer economic consulting expertise in integrated resource planning, load forecasting, demand response, business and asset valuation, antitrust and competition, energy contract litigation, and commercial damages.

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Mr. Chupka has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience analyzing energy markets and regulation and assisting energy clients and counsel in a broad span of commercial analysis, regulatory proceedings, and litigation support. 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. Levine specializes in energy and regulatory economics and is an expert in the economics of the natural gas, oil, and liquefied natural gas markets. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Mr. O'Loughlin specializes in regulatory economics and valuation as applied to the natural gas, oil pipeline, and electric power industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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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
Principal Emeritus
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Principal Emeritus
Dr. Wharton specializes in the development of new business models and innovative pricing policies for regulated industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Senior Consultants
Senior Consultant