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Dr. Shavel is an energy economist with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in the economics and operations of the U.S. electric power system, generation and transmission investment, and environmental strategy. He has performed work for a wide range of clients, including generation and transmission companies, natural gas pipelines, marketers, developers, industry research groups, and as federal agencies.

Dr. Shavel has broad experience developing models of North American power systems, including the Integrated Planning Model by ICF International. He has also directed significant assignments for major electric utilities, independent transmission companies, RTOs, independent power producers and private equity on matters such as coal plant retirements, fuel price forecasting, the benefits of new transmission lines and power plant valuation.

Dr. Shavel has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory agencies, and the Ontario Energy Board.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Shavel was a Vice President at Charles River Associates (CRA). While at CRA, he led the development of the National Energy and Environment Model (NEEM) and contributed to its integration with the Multi-Region National Macroeconomic Model.

Article
The Future of the U.S. Coal Generation Fleet
November 2017
Excerpt from the Fall 2017 newsletter for the ABA Antitrust Section, Transportation and Energy Industries Committee

The article analyzes the decline in coal-generated electricity in North America and discusses the implication of a recently proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule that could shield certain coal and nuclear plants from competitive market forces.

Report
October 23, 2017
Prepared for NextEra Energy, Inc.

Brattle principals authored a report that supported comments a diverse coalition of energy companies submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR).

Presentation
DERs and Electricity Rates in Ontario
May 29, 2017
Presented at The Mowat Centre Conference on Emerging Energy Trends
Report
Diversity of Reliability Attributes: A Key Component of the Modern Grid
May 17, 2017
Prepared for the American Petroleum Institute

The report outlines the key reliability challenges and defines the attributes in which electric grid operators should focus on in order to maintain and strengthen system reliability.

Report
Valuation of Electric Power System Services and Technologies
August 2016
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
Report
Review of the Renewable Denton Plan: Final Report
June 10, 2016
Prepared for City Manager George Campbell, City of Denton, Texas
Presentation
May 17, 2016
Ira H. Shavel, Yingxia Yang, Roger Lueken, Andrew O’Brien, and Colin McIntyre
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Report
The Clean Power Plan: Focus on Implementation and Compliance
January 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Coal Plant Retirements and Power Markets
October 2015
Prepared for the American Public Power Association Legal Seminar, Key West, Florida
Report
Electricity Baseline Report for the US Power System
April 2015
Prepared for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Report
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas
December 10, 2013
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Article
Examining CAIR, CSAPR, Eastern SO2 and NOx Emissions
November 2012
Ira H. Shavel, B. Gibbs, and J. Zahniser-Word
Published in Power Engineering
Presentation
EPA Electric Sector Policies, Natural Gas Prices, and Electricity Prices
November 2012
Ira H. Shavel, B. Gibbs, and Y. Yang
Presented at the 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference Proceedings
Report
The Reliability Implications of EPA's Proposed Transport Rule and Forthcoming Utility MACT
November 2010
Published by Charles River Associates
Presentation
A Consistent Framework for Measuring Extra High Voltage Transmission Benefits and Costs
June 10, 2010
Ira H. Shavel, B. Gibbs, and R. Luciani
Presented at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Technical Conference on Planning Models and Software, Washington, DC
Report
Economic Analysis of California Climate Initiatives: An Integrated Approach
2007
Ira H. Shavel, P. Bernstein, D. Montgomery, T. Rutherford, A. Smith, and S. Tuladhar
Published by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)