Planning for a Low-Carbon Future

The Brattle Group assists regulators, RTOs, utilities, merchant generation companies, environmental groups, and industry organizations in navigating the risks and opportunities presented by federal and state-level environmental policies.

We offer our clients deep expertise in wholesale power markets, stakeholder process management, and scenario-based planning. We help our clients design and respond to market rules, regulations, contracts, and investments for achieving environmental objectives at least cost while maintaining reliability. In these assignments, our strengths are our creativity in developing options and analytical rigor in evaluating their pros and cons.

We employ a range of operational and financial models for forecasting of outcomes and impacts on asset values, wholesale prices, revenue streams for low/zero-carbon dioxide (CO2) resources, the need for additional grid infrastructure, and operational implications for the electrical system.

Our experts have been at the forefront of analyzing greenhouse gas (GHG) policies and regulations, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), AB32 program in California, and RGGI in the Northeast.

We invite you to learn more about our recent work in this area:

CO2 Allowance Allocation Options: Considerations for State Policymakers when Developing Mass-Based Compliance Strategies Under the Clean Power Plan
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Covering New Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Plants under the Clean Power Plan: Implications for Economic Efficiency and Wholesale Electricity Markets
Prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)