The right market design for trade between power markets

Michael Giberson Windpower Monthly has a great article describing changes in the market for transmission capacity between power systems in Europe and the benefits of the changes.  Here is a summary by way of selected quotes, but the full story is worth reading: Most of the electricity cables connecting Europe were built when electricity systems … More The right market design for trade between power markets

Incentives for efficient use of storage in electric power systems

Michael Giberson In the most recent Energy Journal, Ramteem Sioshonsi has an article examining the welfare effects of the incentives to use energy storage in electric power systems. (“Welfare Impacts of Electricity Storage and the Implications of Ownership Structure,” See volume 31:2 here.) He considers the incentives faced by consumers, generators, and merchant energy storage … More Incentives for efficient use of storage in electric power systems

Tres Amigas gets half a loaf from FERC, tips on gaining other half

Michael Giberson On March 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acted on the Tres Amigas project’s two regulatory requests submitted last October.  Tres Amigas has proposed to link the large scale power interconnections covering the eastern and western halves of the United States with the ERCOT interconnection in Texas.  The New Mexico-based project would facilitate … More Tres Amigas gets half a loaf from FERC, tips on gaining other half

Tres Amigas presentation

Michael Giberson Tres Amigas CEO Phil Harris recently gave a presentation about the proposed project to interconnect the Eastern, Western and Texas grids to folks at the Electric Power Research Institute: ADDED: Technology Review, “Superconductors to Wire a Smarter Grid,” explains the project with a little more description of the role played by superconducting technology … More Tres Amigas presentation

Tres Amigas transmission link overview at Alt Energy Stocks

Michael Giberson I put together an overview of the Tres Amigas LLC proposal for Alt Energy Stocks, published today: “Tres Amigas Proposes Three-way Transmission Link.”  (Tres Amigas proposes to build a three-way transmission link between the Eastern Interconnection, the Western Interconnection, and the Texas Interconnection.) The only company mentioned in the summary with a stock … More Tres Amigas transmission link overview at Alt Energy Stocks