Open-access economics make stored energy something you can bank on. For natural gas and electric power.You can't store electricity, right?
The old shibboleth to some extent is literally true....
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will hold a series of public forums on a new plan to offer electric transmission service under its wholesale point-to-point tariff. SMUD wants to divide its transmission system into five "highways," each carrying a
separate price tag capped at SMUD's cost-of-service (em ranging from $0.43 to $2.93 per kilowatt-hour per month. SMUD goes a step further than the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's open-access Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, providing not only third-party transmission capacity on a firm and nonfirm (long- and short-term) basis, but also the option to negotiate service based on specific needs as well as the option to own new transmission facilities.
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