The NorthBridge Group - Economic and Strategic Consulting

The NorthBridge Group's staff has published a number of reports and articles in their fields of expertise.

Designing Successful Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Policies: A Primer for Policymakers – The Perfect or the Good? | February 2019
Bruce Phillips, John Reilly

Fully Decarbonizing the New England Electric System: Implications for New Reservoir Hydro | February 2019
Bruce Phillips

Economic Equilibrium and Reliability in ERCOT | December 2017
David Coleman, Aaron Patterson

Adjusting_Mass-Based_CO2_Goals_for_Load_Growth_Under_the_CPP | May 14, 2015.

Translating Emission Rate Goals to Mass Goals Under the Clean Power Plan | December 1, 2014. Bruce Phillips and Iain Kaplan. Click here for accompanying spreadsheet.

Alternative Approaches for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act: Practical Pathways to Meaningful Reductions | February 27, 2014. Bruce Phillips

Negative Electricity Prices and the Production Tax Credit | Why wind producers can pay us to take their power – and why that is a bad thing; September 14, 2012.  Frank Huntowski, Aaron Patterson, and Michael Schnitzer

Strategic Implication of Commodity Risk, Optimizing Business Strategy in Light
of the Commodity Risk Faced by Electric and Natural Gas Companies; January 2012. David Coleman.

Embrace Electric Competition Or Its Déjà Vu All Over Again; October 2008. Frank Huntowski, Neil Fisher, and Aaron Patterson.

Technical reports and book chapters written for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) include:

  • Volatility and Variance: Understanding Uncertainty of Energy Commodity Spot and Forward Prices; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2006. Thomas Parkinson
    Item No. TR-1012473

  • Static Equilibrium: Forecasting Long-Term Energy Prices; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2005. Thomas Parkinson
    Item No. TR-1010688

  • Investment/Retirement Dynamics: The Rise and Fall of the Forward Curve; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2002. Thomas Parkinson
    Item No. TR-1001559

  • Technical Update
    Representing Load Uncertainty: Stochastic Process Models and Examples;
    EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2002. Thomas Parkinson

  • Using Option Valuation Theory to Analyze Generation Plant Investment and Retirement Decisions; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 1996. Thomas Parkinson and Frank Huntowski
    Item No. TR-107635

  • Forward Price Forecasting for Power Market Valuation; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 1998. Thomas Parkinson
    Item No. TR-111860

  • Uncertainty Representation: Estimating Process Parameters for Forward Price Forecasting; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 1999. Erin O'Neill and Thomas Parkinson
    Item No. TR-114201

  • The Market Price of Risk: Implications for Electricity Price Forecasting, Asset Valuation and Portfolio Risk Management; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2000. Thomas Parkinson
    Item No. TR-1000637

  • Long-Term Volatility of Net Revenues: Implications for Generator Profitability and Value; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2003. Thomas Parkinson.
    Item No. TR-100220

To order any of these EPRI Publications, contact:

The EPRI Distribution Center
207 Coggins Drive
P.O. Box 23205
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Other publications:

  • Making Bilateral Competition Work, in Michael Einhorn and Riaz Siddiqi, eds., ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PRICING AND TECHNOLOGY, Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.

  • Market Price Risks of Merchant Generation,THE ELECTRICITY JOURNAL, Seattle, WA: Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 33-48, May 2004. Thomas Parkinson.

  • Making Bilateral Competition Work, chapter 5 of Electricity Transmission Pricing and Technology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts: 1996. Thomas Parkinson

  • Aligning Retail Rates with Market Prices, THE ELECTRICITY JOURNAL, Seattle, WA: Volume 10, Number 5, 1997. Bruce Phillips and Neil Fisher.

  • Whitepaper critique for Entergy:

    Truth In Advertising: A Realistic Analysis of the CSEF Report on Retail Competition in the Electric Industry, November 1996. David Lifland, Michael Schnitzer, and John Weber.
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