ERCOT begins to settle accounts based on data rather than guesses

Michael Giberson Okay, so my title above is a little over dramatic, but the essence of the title remains.  Previously, lacking high quality interval data on retail consumption, ERCOT has been allocating charges to retail energy suppliers based on load profiles – not exactly guesses, more like informed guesses.  As distribution utilities in the competitive … More ERCOT begins to settle accounts based on data rather than guesses

Walmart says ISO power markets offer best programs for supporting demand response

Michael Giberson From Walmart’s contribution to a complaint against PJM filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday: Demand response initiatives can originate with a utility program, an ISO or RTO program, or by the customer for different reasons. Walmart has been one of the pioneers of demand response in addition to being a … More Walmart says ISO power markets offer best programs for supporting demand response

Micro-curtailment

Michael Giberson What is micro-curtailment? “Companies and families that don’t do this will have the ‘Fool’ stamped on their figurative foreheads,” writes Chris Davis at PowrTalk. You don’t want that to happen, do you?  So read Davis’s post.