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Are PJM’s Plunging Capacity Prices a Harbinger of Power Markets’ Demise?

Few observers outside the electric utility industry understand the U.S. power grid, often called the world’s largest machine. It’s three grids, actually—the Eastern Interconnect, the Western Interconnect, and the Texas Interconnect. Much of the Eastern and Western Interconnects are subdivided ...


FERC Rejects NYISO’s Capacity Market Plan, Creating Consternation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) ruling on Sept. 4, 2020,  rejected, in a three-to-one decision, the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) proposal to change its capacity market rules, ostensibly intended to support, among other things, New York and New Jersey ...


FRR: Will it Uproot PJM and the Organized Capacity Markets?

It’s an article of faith in large parts of the U.S.—at least among power industry people—that organized and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)–regulated “merchant” interstate power markets are the best way to ensure a sufficient supply of electricity, as well as to ensure fair ...


Eight Years on the Firing Line: Fronting for a Fossil-Fuel Power Company

A public relations expert who worked for a major coal generator provides key advice to professionals joining the power sector amid the energy transition. ...