Tag Archives: Electric Markets

Energy Prices Aren’t Always Predictable

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Not an energy trader? You might be grateful for that. Predicting price behavior is seemingly harder and harder. History would tell us that in regions with high penetrations of renewables, an event that … Continue reading

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ISO Markets Continue to Expand, Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week’s Energy Currents article discussed how organized competitive markets run by an Independent System Operator (ISO) are winning out over less-competitive unorganized markets centered around vertically integrated utilities, bilateral trading, and transmission … Continue reading

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ISO Markets Continue to Expand, Part I

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator For the last 20 years, it appeared North America was locked into two paradigms on wholesale market design: Less competitive unorganized markets centered around vertically integrated utilities, bilateral trading, and transmission wheeling services … Continue reading

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Is the Value of Demand Response Growing or Declining? Depends on Where You Look

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Facilitator and Director at EMI Consulting The value and business rationale for demand response (DR) varies depending on where you look. In certain parts of the country, there seems to be a growing focus on DR; in others, … Continue reading

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Are E-Bay Style Transactions and Blockchains Ready to Transform Electricity Markets?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Over the last 20 years, the electric industry has gradually transitioned how its consumers purchase electric services. Prior to the 1990s, all consumers bought bundled service from their monopoly local utility. Beginning … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Electricity Market Reforms Create New Opportunities

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In a recent blog post we compared the current deregulation of Mexico’s gas market to the 1990s in the United States. But unlike the U.S., which phased gas and electricity restructuring, Mexico … Continue reading

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Are Capacity Auctions Ensuring Reliability or Just Ensuring Generator Revenues?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Enerdynamics recently developed a course titled ISO Market Basics that teaches electric industry newcomers the basics of the various services bought and sold in ISO markets. One of the key questions addressed … Continue reading

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