Competitive ancillary service procurement in California

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California has undertaken a major restructuring of its electricity utility sector. Most electricity is now sold in open markets operated by the PX and other entities. Bilateral contracting among some market participants is also permitted. A group of independent generating companies bids into these markets together with out of state resources. In addition to these markets, CAISO operates markets for both imbalance energy and AS, a quite unusual feature of the California system. These markets were initially quite chaotic and were rife with market power problems. However, various reforms have now created a system that functions well. During the restructuring ... continued below

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Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal S. & Khavkin, Mark January 1, 2000.

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California has undertaken a major restructuring of its electricity utility sector. Most electricity is now sold in open markets operated by the PX and other entities. Bilateral contracting among some market participants is also permitted. A group of independent generating companies bids into these markets together with out of state resources. In addition to these markets, CAISO operates markets for both imbalance energy and AS, a quite unusual feature of the California system. These markets were initially quite chaotic and were rife with market power problems. However, various reforms have now created a system that functions well. During the restructuring process, special provisions were made to protect public purpose programs, including renewable generation.

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13 pages; OS: Windows 95

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  • Sixth Symposium on Energy Innovation: Energy Innovation and the Liberalized Market, Graz (AT), 02/01/2000--02/02/2000

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  • Report No.: LBNL--46627
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 773944
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720208

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Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal S. & Khavkin, Mark. Competitive ancillary service procurement in California, article, January 1, 2000; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720208/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.