Ms. Judy Chang is an energy economist and policy expert with a background in electrical engineering and 20 years of experience in advising clients in transmission, resource, and strategic planning. She specializes in evaluating the economic benefits of proposed transmission projects, assessing the regulatory and financial risks associated with renewable energy resources and energy storage, and leading utility executives, stakeholders, and board members, in making challenging strategic business decisions. Ms. Chang’s recent system planning engagements have involved the development of future energy market scenarios and leading utilities in making strategic decisions that balance regulatory requirements for renewable energy, energy efficiency, other demand-side resources, with the potential retirement of existing generation facilities. Relatedly, she has been leading transmission system planners and stakeholders in improving planning approaches using a scenario-based approach.
Ms. Chang has served as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings and litigation settings. She has submitted expert testimonies to arbitration panel and regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Canada on topics related to transmission access, transmission pricing, renewable energy development, contract disputes, and power market designs. Her recent experiences involve economic and policy analyses associated with electricity storage in Texas, where she analyzed a wide range of values that storage provides. Her other work includes evaluating the potential impact of integrating renewable energy onto power systems.
Ms. Chang holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Davis. She is a Director of The Brattle Group, a founding Director of New England Women in Energy and the Environment, and a former Director of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.