Dr. Long Lam

Dr. Long Lam is an Associate at The Brattle Group. He specializes in resource planning, electricity markets, renewable and climate policy analysis, and economic analysis of generation, transmission, and demand-side resources. Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Lam served as a Congressional Fellow through the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), advising a U.S. Senator on energy and climate issues. In addition to providing in-depth energy policy analysis on issues such as the impact of solar trade tariffs, he also developed legislation to increase U.S. electricity transmission capacity, advance the adoption of electric vehicles, and deploy energy efficiency programs in rural area. More recently, Dr. Lam served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Department of Defense (DOD), supporting the DOD’s energy program by coordinating energy resilience strategies, policies, and initiatives across the armed services and components.

For his Ph.D. dissertation, Dr. Lam examined the factors that drove the expansion of China’s wind energy industry and the impacts of grid-related issues on wind electricity’s levelized cost of electricity and the cost of carbon mitigation. Through financial support from the National Science Foundation, he collaborated with Peking University researchers to assess technological and non-technological factors that led to the success of China’s silicon PV industry. Additionally, his research also examined future costs and performance of major silicon and non-silicon solar PV technologies by 2030. As part of his contribution to a World Bank report for China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Lam led a team to evaluate the status of China’s energy storage technologies and provided policy recommendations for the country to foster greater innovation in this industry.

Dr. Lam holds a dual Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.