Past and Future Topics
Explore the proposals for future power markets.
Revisiting the assumptions behind competitive markets
After a quarter century of operation, do the assumptions underpinning wholesale markets hold true?
Large-scale transmission development: lessons from Europe:
Which institutions support interregional transmission development in the EU?
Volatility and risk management in low-carbon electricity systems
How does market volatility affect financing, politics and operations in the electricity system?
Competitive generation procurement
Is there still a case for rate-basing generation assets?
Reexamining the 1 day in 10 years standard for electric reliability
Does the energy transition call for new metrics for resource adequacy?
Going negative: Price pattern estimates with high penetration renewables
How will prices and generator revenue evolve with the resource mix?
Turmoil in European Energy Markets and Implications for the U.S.
Various factors contributed to high energy prices in winter 2021/2022.
Marginal Emissions Displacement by Location and Time
Depending on the location of new generating resources, their power will have more or less impact on electricity carbon intensity.
Transmission Planning, Operations and Interaction with Power Markets
The transmission grid affects resource adequacy considerations and the reliable integration of zero-emission generation.
To what extent can or should individual end-users choose their willingness to accept the risk of outages? Can or should end-users have visibility on the costs and be willing to choose what they pay for central service reliability?
Federal Climate Policy and Power Markets
What would the impacts of a federal Clean Energy Standard be in electricity markets?
How can markets support sufficient and efficient amounts of generation for current and future demand?
Integrating Long-Term Procurement Markets, Short-Term Markets and Integrated Resource Planning
How much central planning by state or regional entities is beneficial relative to each load-serving entity (utility or competitive retail supplier) making their own choices?
Activating Responsive Demand and Distributed Energy Resources
For 100 years, electricity generation has responded to load. That relationship may become a two way street to support reliable, least-cost decarbonization.
Ancillary Services: System Operation and Spot Market Design
Electricity isn’t only valued by the megawatt hour. Frequency, voltage support and other ancillary services are necessary for reliable service.
Decentralized Market Structures
Decentralized energy markets rely on active wholesale buyers to provide the certainty needed for new resources to be able to finance their investments at low costs.
Central Procurement Structures for Energy, Capacity, and Environmental Products
Centralized procurement methods provide a means of coordinating an efficient set of resources and providing longer-term certainty to supply and demand resources.
Reliable, Efficient, and Low-Carbon Resource Portfolios
The changing generation mix across the United States is one of the most pressing reasons to modernize electricity markets.
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