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2014-02-11 08:25:12

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group have prepared a report for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that assesses the economic and reliability implications of different resource adequacy standards. Released by the FERC Sunday at the FERC-NARUC Collaborative, the report finds that the common one-day-in-ten-years ("1-in-10") resource adequacy standard varies greatly in how it is applied across North America. The Brattle report surveys...

2014-02-06 08:26:58

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group released a report today in which they analyze the impact of different spectrum sharing schemes and propose implementing a spectrum based fee that would incentivize federal users to adjust their usage to more efficiently allocate this scarce resource and reduce costs. As demand for more complex wireless technologies increases, so does the demand from both commercial and government users for spectrum suitable for wireless...

2014-02-05 08:23:59

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Minnesota-based Great River Energy, Brattle Group economists developed a regional market-based approach to implement EPA's forthcoming rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power generating sources ("Existing Source Rule"). The approach uses existing energy market infrastructure to achieve emission reduction targets while ensuring reliability and minimizing cost impacts....

2014-02-04 16:23:38

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a report that provides a foundation for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's (MISO) newly-codified Market Vision and for the Market Development Roadmap that MISO and stakeholders will develop between now and June. The Brattle report identifies the "Core Services" that MISO must continue to provide to support a well-functioning market, and it proposes a set of principles for enhancing those...

2014-02-03 12:22:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group released a study on Friday that estimates what planning reserve margin would be economically optimal in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' (ERCOT) wholesale electricity market. The study finds that ERCOT's current energy-only market design can be expected to support an average reserve margin that is above the risk-neutral economic optimum, but substantially below the reserve margin consistent with the...

2013-12-10 12:22:53

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of the Texas electric market will very likely include substantial amounts of renewable energy and gas-fired power, economists with The Brattle Group find in a new report prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC). Released today, "Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas" provides a 20-year outlook for natural gas and renewable power in Texas. It is the first...

2013-12-05 08:22:24

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group released a report today that examines the likely causes and magnitudes of the feedback effects of coal plant retirements on short- and long-term wholesale electricity prices. Using a case study for the eastern PJM region, the study estimates the potential increase in energy prices due solely to the impacts of retired units withdrawn from the power supply curve to be around $3-4/MWh for on-peak hours and...

2013-12-03 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a competitive bidding process conducted by economists at The Brattle Group, FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company (Companies) have successfully solicited contracts for 13,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits (SPAECs) annually over a ten-year period. One SPAEC represents the solar renewable energy attributes of one megawatt-hour...

2013-11-26 23:31:25

Economic Experts In Telecommunications And Spectrum Management Will Present Analysis of Post-Auction US Whitespace Market on December 4, 2013 Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)™, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced it will host a webinar on TV whitespace availability in the US, presented by The Brattle Group. The event will be held on December 4, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm EST. The webinar...

2013-11-19 08:22:08

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consultants at The Brattle Group, working in conjunction with Boston University and other researchers on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), are developing a new technology that will help grid operators more actively manage power flows, reduce congestion, and help integrate renewables. The technology, which is based on Topology Control Algorithms (TCA), allows for higher...