BRUCE BRAINE is currently a senior lecturer at the Ohio State University on energy and environmental economics and public policy in the undergraduate and MBA programs. He currently teaches (1) Commodity Futures and Options, (2) the Capstone course on Energy and Environmental Sustainability and (3) Energy, the Environment and the Economy. He began his independent consulting practice with in June, 2016.

Bruce retired from American Electric Power (AEP) in February, 2016. Prior to that time, he was vice president for strategic policy analysis for AEP. In that position, he focused on analysis of federal and state energy and environmental policy as well as analysis and development of long-term environmental and energy strategy for AEP.

Braine originally joined AEP in 1997 as senior vice president - analysis for AEP Energy Services, an AEP energy trading subsidiary. He was named vice president - strategic policy analysis of AEP in 2002. Braine has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University, where he graduated from Stanford's Public Management Program.

Before joining AEP Energy Services in 1997, he was senior vice president at ICF International, where he directed ICF's $6 million electric utility business consulting unit.

Mr. Braine has almost 40 years of experience in environmental and energy policy and economic analysis. He has published many articles and presented publicly on these topics at numerous conferences.

Braine has previously served as chairman of EPRI's Energy and Environmental Analysis Area Council, chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), as chair of the IETA US working group, on the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Strategic Issues Committee and EEI Economics and Public Policy Executive Advisory Committee. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange. He is also a former chairman of the pension committee of the United Way in Central Ohio and was formerly on the board of directors of the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations (OANO).


The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a nonprofit business organization created in June, 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions.

IETA's membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity.

At its Annual General Meeting in Marrakech in November, 2016, IETA named two new board members and announced the appointment of its first China Representative.

Bruce Braine, former vice-president of American Electric Power and a former chairman of the board of IETA, was honored by being named an IETA fellow.

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American Electric Power: Vice President, Strategic Policy Analysis (2003-2016)

Directed analysis of energy and environmental policies (e.g. Clean air proposals, climate change, renewables/energy policy). Analyzed/developed long-term corporate environmental/energy strategy.

The Ohio State University: Lecturer, Fisher MBA Program and Undergraduate Economics Program (2015- Present)

Currently Teaches (1) Commodity Futures and Options (2) Capstone Environmental Sustainability Course and (3) Energy, The Environment and Economics.
Taught All-Day Intensive Energy Policy Seminar to MBA Students (Summer 2015)


American Electric Power: Vice President, Strategic Planning & Analysis (2001-03)

Corporate strategy analysis. Directed AEP's corporate financial analysis of new investments, acquisitions and divestitures.
AEP Energy Services: Senior Vice President, Analysis (1997-2000)
Headed up AEP Analysis Group (Staff of 20-25) Lead responsibility for:
Forward price curves for power, fuels and emissions
Analysis of all power and fuel transactions
Corporate environmental compliance and resource planning analysis and strategy
Derivative analysis
Mergers and acquisitions analysis
Key Accomplishments (Examples)
Predicted "bust" cycle in US power in post-2000 and helped AEP avoid many new merchant generation projects
Facilitated through fundamental analysis major purchases of SO2 Allowances beginning in 1998, prior to price run-ups resulting in over $100 million of savings for AEP
Directed financial and market analysis of successful AEP-CSW merger in a period of only two months
ICF (1980-96)- Senior Vice President (last position) directing ICF 30 Person--$6 million Electric Utility Business Consulting Unit
Recognized industry expert on electric power and energy market analysis and environmental regulatory issues. Developed numerous economic, financial and policy analyses of the energy and transportation markets, electricity deregulation and Clean Air legislation for a wide variety of clients including the US EPA, DOE, Edison Electric Institute as well as many electric power, energy companies and railroads. Worked closely with Environmental Defense and EPA in the evaluation/development of the SO2 allocation and trading system and the passage of the 1990 Amendments.
Chairman Board of Directors, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) 2013-15; Vice-Chair 2010-13; Board 2003-09
Board of Directors, Chicago Climate Exchange 2003-2011
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Strategic Issues Committee 2000-2015
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Chairman of Global Climate Change and Energy/Environmental Area Councils 2008-2015
Board of Directors, Ohio Association of Non-Profits (OANO)
Chairman of Pension Committee, United Way of Central Ohio
Brown University BA History (1976)
Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA (1980) with Concentration in Economics and Finance
Stanford Public Management Program (1980)
Economic/Financial Issues related to Energy, Deregulation, Coal and Clean Air Act Issues:
AEP Hearings in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Arkansas
US Congress - Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
US Congress - House Subcommittee on Energy and Power,
Deposition to US Department of Justice on AEP/CSW Merger
Wall Street Journal
New York Times
Columbus Dispatch
Associated Press
BBC America
Other news and trade journal publications
Numerous, includes more than one hundred keynote and other presentations. Examples include: presentations given to the Society of Utility Regulatory Financial Analysts, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the American Bar Association, Energy Bar Association, Environmental Law Institute, Cambridge Energy Research Association (CERA) Week (preeminent US energy conference), Keystone Energy Dialogue, U.S. DOE/EIA Annual Energy Conference; MIT Annual Energy Conference; Pew Center on Climate Change, Gasification Technology Council (GTC) Annual Meeting, Ohio Manufacturers Association, National Coal Conference, Power Gen Conference, Florida Business Roundtable, American Waste Management Conference, International Energy Association (IEA), International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), US EPA Earth Technology Forum and Environment Conferences, Swiss Re Annual Summit, Annual Green Trading Summit, Energy Mineral and Law Foundation (EMLF), Platts Energy Conferences
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