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Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL

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Chasing the Uncatchable

Why trying to fix mandatory capacity markets is like trying to win a game of Whack-A-Mole (Parts I & II)

Delia D. Patterson and Harvey L. Reiter

FERC has little to show for more than a decade of tinkering with mandatory capacity markets.

FERC Chasing the Uncatchable

Trying to fix mandatory capacity markets like trying to win at Whack-A-Mole, Part II

Delia Patterson and Harvey Reiter

The proposals do not mandate participation in mandatory auction markets, much less try to set artificial floors on seller bids.

Federal Versus State Jurisdiction in the Electricity Business

Two back-to-back decisions by the Supreme Court in 2016 will fundamentally redefine the jurisdictional split.

Craig Roach and Vincent Musco

If the Supreme Court holds to the principles and logic of its ruling in EPSA, it will restore states’ traditional central role in resource planning.

FERC Chasing the Uncatchable

Trying to fix mandatory capacity markets like trying to win whack-a-mole, Part I

Delia Patterson and Harvey Reiter

FERC’s efforts to get capacity markets “right” have led to endless – and futile – tinkering. The cure proposed – making capacity auction markets mandatory – has unfortunately proved far worse than the disease.

We, the Regulators

The way forward, amidst new markets, technologies, and environmental imperatives.

Travis Kavulla

NARUC’s incoming President – from the Montana PSC – shares his vision on how utility regulators should navigate today’s industry disruptions.

The Price is Right?

Demand response on appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Steve Isser and Bob King

It could well be that demand response results in a more stable pricing environment that seems less risky to investors.

Distribution Optimization: Ready for Takeoff

Part 2: Key choices on the way forward.

Sonia Aggarwal, Robbie Orvis and Michael O’Boyle

Integrated Distribution Planning (IDP) – much like its bulk power system cousin, Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) – provides a useful starting point for regulators and utilities to begin thinking about how to optimize the distribution system.

Smart Gas Investment

As a bridge to a low-carbon future, natural gas can’t – and shouldn’t – meet every need.

Dr. Carl Linvill

Some describe natural gas generation as the “Swiss army knife” of technologies, as it can meet a variety of electric system needs. Yet while a Swiss army knife can prove handy, we don’t often use it when we have access to a well-equipped toolbox. It can introduce unnecessary costs and unacceptable risks.

AEP Taps Siemens to Modernize HVDC System Welsh in Texas

American Electric Power (AEP) chose Siemens to modernize its HVDC back-to-back link at its 600-MW Welsh HVDC station in Titus County, Texas. Siemens will upgrade its 20-year-old system by installing new control and protection technologies, replacing the cooling, heating and ventilation, and incorporating new harmonic filters and shunt reactors. This will be the first Siemens mid-life control and protection HVDC modernization in the United States.

Grid Reform to Date

How the feds opened the supply side.

Sonia Aggarwal and Robbie Orvis

The sheer scale of growth put a ‘stake through the heart’ of the old view.

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