In order to understand the power industry and power markets, you need an understanding of the grid. Learn about electric supply and demand, generation, the transmission system, and the power grid as a whole in this blog.
In this blog, we explore the history of power in the U.S., covering vertically integrated utilities, power monopolies, cooperative utilities, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the regulatory acts that led to the existing power markets.
Learn what Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations are, and what their main goals are. Additionally, learn about the existing ISOs and RTOs in North America and a brief history of each.
Once you understand the basics of the grid and understand existing ISOs and RTOs, you'll be ready to explore how competitive markets operate. In this blog, learn about the dual settlement market, economic dispatch, constraints, Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP), and other markets supporting reliability.
In this blog, we review all things generation. Learn about different fuel types, different generation categories (baseload, peaking, and intermittent), and the pros and cons of different generation sources.
In this blog, we introduce financial markets, starting with their purpose. Learn about security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED), different types of power market participants, and the ways in which financial market participants facilitate market liquidity, hedging, price convergence, market efficiency, and risk mitigation.
Explore financial power markets further in this blog. Learn about different trading types, including virtuals, Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs), Spreads, and more.
There are a lot of terms and acronyms associated with the energy industry and power markets. For a quick reference, we've created this glossary with some of the most important terms.
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