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The Brattle Group brings to its assignments an understanding of international practice in the regulation of gas, electricity, and telecommunications. We help companies around the world to develop and implement innovative regulatory mechanisms and communicate their merits to regulators and other stakeholders. We support proposed regulatory frameworks through expert testimony.

These mechanisms include various forms of incentive or performance-based regulation, formula-based rates, and innovative tolls for the recovery of uncontrollable costs, capital expenditures, and the cost of environmental compliance. We assist utilities to review available alternative regulatory solutions to help develop, propose, and/or implement innovative incentive regulation plans.

We also have expertise in regulatory consulting strategy, utility capital and operating expenditures, key financial issues affecting regulated utilities, cost of capital, regulatory accounting practices and processes, and quality of service issues.

Principals
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Principal
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Dr. Toby Brown specializes in the regulation and economics of the gas and electricity sectors. He has consulted for pipelines, utilities, and regulators and he has particular expertise in incentive-based regulation in the energy sector. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Graves specializes in regulatory and financial economics, especially for electric and gas utilities, and in litigation matters related to securities litigation and risk management. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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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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Principal
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Mr. Mudge is an expert in corporate and project finance matters in the energy industry. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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
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Dr. Wharton specializes in the development of new business models and innovative pricing policies for regulated industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Presentation
Incentive Regulation: Introduction and Context
May 26, 2010
Presented at AUC PBR Workshop
Presentation
Incentive Regulation—Design: Key Plan Components I
May 26, 2010
Presented at Alberta Utilities Commission Performance Based Ratemaking workshop, the Van Horne Institute
Report
Options for Reforming the Building-Blocks Framework
December 16, 2009
Prepared for The Australian Energy Market Commission
Report
Review of Incentive Power and Regulatory Options in Victoria
December 2009
Prepared for The Australian Energy Market Commission
Article
Downstream Price-Cap Regulation and Upstream Market Power
April 2008
Published in Journal of Regulatory Economics