The Future of Centrally-Organized Wholesale Markets

Date Published: March 2017

Authors: Craig Glazer, Jay Morrison, Paul Breakman, Allison Clements, Lisa Schwartz

This report contains four studies, each addressing a major long-term issue:

  1. Is current centralized market design adequate to meet state public policy goals? What design changes would enable deployment of resources to achieve reliability, affordability and resource mix?
  2. What are the market impacts of environmental regulations constraining deployment of fossil fuel resources?
  3. What are the market impacts of higher renewable resources integration?
  4. Can the current market designs serve to integrate variable resources at least cost?

Those four reports discuss the long-term issues from market operator, utility, environmentalist, and consumer perspectives.

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