The latest dispute over PJM’s bidding rules has raised the level of uncertainty in organized electricity markets. Efforts at reform have created a market structure so jumbled that it can’t produce...
Encore for Negawatts?
Congress renews PURPA’s call for conservation and load management, but the world has changed since the 1970s.
through bilateral trading contracts. (For the full explanation, see Comments of ISO New England, pp. 10-14.)
ISO-NE admits that its model is still a work-in-progress, but says it can use this method even to calculate the benefits of extending full nodal LMP pricing (“dynamic pricing”) to individual loads.
In fact, it estimates that over a five-year period, dynamic pricing for loads of 1 MW or greater (what is now enjoyed only by power producers on the supply side) could bring benefits of $340, at a cost of only $6.7 million a year, “at most.”