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:
- 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?
- What are the market impacts of environmental regulations constraining deployment of fossil fuel resources?
- What are the market impacts of higher renewable resources integration?
- 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.