The Brattle Group
Dr. Walter Graf is an Associate at The Brattle Group with expertise in electricity wholesale market design and analysis. Dr. Graf’s work focuses on addressing economic questions facing regulators, market operators, and market participants in the electricity industry. Recent engagements include support for the development of the Ontario Incremental Capacity Auction and work assessing the potential benefits and costs of the IESO Market Renewal Program. Dr. Graf has also been involved in multiple projects assisting market participants prepare for participation in capacity markets and project potential capacity revenues, analysis of wholesale electricity rate options for a generation and transmission cooperative, long-term load forecasting and resource adequacy planning for electric utilities, a study of market power mitigation options for an electricity market operator, analysis of the effect of distributed generation on customer load shapes and electric bills, and advising a transmission owner on matters related to a renewable energy procurement.
Dr. Graf holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Economics and B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan.