Please Pass the Potatoes
Dynegy is hungry for your attention.
Dynegy's Chuck Watson never had much of an appetite for seeing his company's name in lights.
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.
IPPs and other stakeholders long have called for standards, but this time, the FERC just might oblige.
"Certain transmission owners ... have impeded the interconnection process and, thereby, new generation construction."
"Many transmission providers also refuse to offer network transmission service to merchant generators ... ."
High profit potential will attract new power plants, forcing prices down and stranding the state's long-term electricity purchases.
Let's consider three questions crucial to California's energy crisis and its plans for solution.
Très Riches Heures
How to price energy during a stage 3 alert?
You know the painting. Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. You probably saw it first in Janson's "History of Art", in a college survey course.
Transmission & ISOs
Policing the Markets
The California ISO offers a plan, but some fear that rules themselves are the problem.