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Aug 04, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014 | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 12, 2014 | New York, NY
Sep 08, 2014 to Sep 10, 2014 | Chicago, IL

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Power Prices Today: Growing More Unpredictable

Even the volatility is volatile. And that can play havoc with hedging.
John Herbert

Even the volatility is volatile. And that can play havoc with hedging.

Jeff Skilling resigned from Enron over a year ago-after power prices in markets serving California had fallen 90 percent in three months.

But in July, Bank of America won approval from the Treasury Department to offer cash-settled electricity derivatives-with a former Enron regional director at the head of the desk.

So what has changed, and what hasn't?

Advanced Metering: Policymakers Have the Ball

Demand response could help solve some energy problems, but not without state regulators pushing for it.
Chris King and Dan Delurey

 

Loss Modeling in T&D Systems: Is $25 Billion Worth Losing?

Energy players can lose a lot more than their shirt if they fail to model transmission losses properly.
Steinar Dale, Bob Fesmire, and Vikram Janardhan

 

A Vision for Trasmission: How the RTOs Stand

And where the trouble spots lie in FERC's grid plan.
See Affidavit of William H. Dunn, Jr., on behalf of the Montana Consumer Counsel, FERC Docket No. RT01-35, filed 5/29/02

And where the trouble spots lie in FERC's grid plan.

The mood appeared calm on June 26 in Washington, D.C., at the regular bi-weekly meeting of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Key officials from various regional transmission organizations (RTOs) had gathered before chairman Pat Wood and the other commissioners to brief them on progress over the past year in reforming wholesale electric markets, and on what the FERC might expect in the summer at hand.

Electricity Restructuring is No License for Central Planning

RTOs will perpetuate regional monopolies and political rate regulation.

Wayne C. Crews and Fred L. Smith

Economists sometimes get confused - especially when the real world doesn't fit into their neat boxes.

A Hope, A Wing, and A Prayer

On the virtues and vices of ICAP, ACAP, FTRs, hubs, flowgates, DAMs, and gaming.
Bruce W. Radford

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Richard L. Rudman has been named to the new position of executive vice president at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Rudman joined EPRI in 1973, and was named COO in 1996.

The High-Stakes Storage Gamble

AGA decision to shut in storage survey rattles energy markets.
Mark Hand

 

The Rules of the Grid: Transmission Policy and Motives Gehind It

Making sense of RTO Week, the mediation talks, and FERC's promised new rulemaking.
Bruce W. Radford

 

Making sense of RTO Week, the mediation talks, and FERC's promised new rulemaking.

Dynegy's senior vice president Peter Esposito didn't think much about the celebrated mediation talks on forming a single, unified transmission grid for the Northeast U.S.

Demand Response: An Overview of Enabling Technologies

Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineers say residential and commercial customers must bear the true price of power, through new technologies, for electric competition to work.
Robert H. Staunton, John D. Kueck,
Brendan J. Kirby, and Joe Eto

Demand Response: An Overview of Enabling Technologies

 

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