James Hall

Research Associate

Education

BA Economics and Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University

Jamie Hall joined Synapse as a Research Associate in 2017. He has consulting and research experience on a range of topics in the energy sector, including: rate design, distributed energy resource (DER) policy, GDP and employment impact modeling, LMP markets, microgrids, and load forecasting. He has experience with econometric analyses, Excel modeling, and data analysis in a variety of software including R, MATLAB, and Stata.

His recent work includes research on the locational and temporal values of avoided transmission and distribution costs from DERs in the states of California and New York, the development of discovery questions on proposed performance incentive mechanisms and advanced metering infrastructure deployment, the drafting of regulations on public, cooperative, and private microgrid development, and analyses exploring the GDP, employment, and vehicle safety impacts of automobile fuel economy standards. He has been involved in building storage-siting and avoided emissions and generation tools.

Before joining Synapse, Mr. Hall worked as a research analyst at the Brattle Group where he worked with utilities and energy companies to address issues in the current energy landscape, including cost of capital and cost of service analyses and properly incorporating demand-side management in load forecasting models. He holds a BS in Economics and Earth & Environmental Sciences from Wesleyan University, where his studies culminated in a senior thesis on Antarctic climatic conditions during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs.