California s Electricity Market. Overview

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "California s Electricity Market. Overview"

Transcription

1 California s Electricity Market Law Seminar s International Tribal Energy and the California Market June 23, 2008 Denny Brown California Energy Commission Overview Role of the Energy Commission Electricity Demand in California Resource Mix to Meet Demand Summer 2008 Forecast Potential Resources in the Pipeline Factors for Future Generation CA ISO LCR Load Pockets

2 Role of the Energy Commission Assesses energy supply/demand balances Natural Gas and Electricity Pre-restructuring: 5, 12, and 20-year forecasts Post-restructuring: Summer ahead & 10-year forecasts License thermal power plants (>50 MW) Develop energy efficiency i building standards d Research and Development Transportation Fuels Assessments Investor Owned Utilities Serve ~75% load Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) 15 million consumers, 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California, 21,818 MW peak demand and 106,589 GWh. (2007 year) Southern California Edison (SCE) 13 million consumers, 50,000 square miles of service area in central, coastal and Southern California. 22,079 MW peak demand and 103,316 GWh. (2007 year) San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) 3.3 million consumers in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility s area spans 4,100 square miles. 4,226 MW peak demand and 21,019 GWh. (2007 year) 3 other small utilities

3 Municipal Utilities Serve ~25% load Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the nation supplies water and electricity to 3.8 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles. 5,322 MW peak demand and 25,757 GWh (2007 year). Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) provides power to Sacramento County (and a small part of Placer County). The sixth largest publicly owned utility in the country. 2,873 MW peak demand and 11,034 GWh (2007 year). 45 other Municipal Utilities in California Electricity Demand/Consumption Agricultural 6% Other 6% Residential 31% CAL peak demand d of 60,599 MW Summer 2007 Electricity Consumption 295,059 GWh in 2007 Industrial 21% Commercial 36%

4 Demand is Volatile During Summer Annual Pattern of Daily Peak Demand 65,000 Demand is volatile during summer 60,000 55,000 50,000 MegaWatts 45,000 40,000 35,000 30, ,000 Low points are weekends or holidays 20,000 January February March April May June July August September October November December Month Typical Peak Day Demand Curve Megawatts 50,000 45,000 40,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5, Time of Day Res. - Air Conditioning Com. - Air Conditioning i i Com. - Interior Lighting Res. - Lighting & Misc. Com. - Other Res. - Refrigerator Com. - Ventilation Res. - Cooking Res. - Clothes Dryer Com. - Refrigeration Remainder of Com & Res Industrial Sector TCU, Agr & Other

5 Typical Peak Day Supply Profile 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10, Baseload Hydro Load-follow year-round Load-follow Summer Peakers In State Generation Capacity 58,553 MW Fuel Ownership Renewables 10% Large hydro 18% Other 1% Coal 2% Independent 34% IOUs 23% Nuclear 17% Natural gas 52% QFs 15% Federal 6% Munis 22%

6 Power Plant Ownership >1,000 generators, 58,000 MW Merchant generators bought IOU-owned thermal power plants in late1990s. IOUs retained nuclear and hydroelectric power plants. Most new merchant generation is natural-gas fired. Renewable Portfolio Standard (20 % by 2010) drives investment in new wind and geothermal power plants. California s Transmission System > 31,000 miles of lines Mostly IOU-owned Some federally owned Most publicly owned utilities rely on IOUs for transmission service. Merchant transmission projects are coming.

7 Interconnected Western Grid BC Hydro Hydro & Gas Alberta California has historically imported 15-30% of its electricity Northwest Wyoming ID-SPP Utah Coal & Gas Colorado Southern Nevada Arizona Palo Verde New Mexico Summer 2008 Electricity Outlooks Forecast planning reserve margins Statewide, California ISO, NP26 and SP26 Probabilistic analysis California ISO, NP26 and SP26 Statewide t assessment not conducted d

8 2008 California Electricity Supply and Demand Outlook Resource Adequacy Planning Conventions NP 26 SP 26 CA ISO Statewide 1 Existing Generation 25,039 22,277 47,316 58,553 2 Retirements (Known) High Probability CA Additions Net Interchange * ,100 10,350 13,118 5 Total Net Generation (MW) 25,289 32,970 58,259 72, in-2 Summer Temperature Demand (Average) 21,671 28,604 49,071 61,439 7 Demand Response (DR) Interruptible/Curtailable Programs 427 1,215 1,642 1,842 9 Planning Reserve 20.8% 20.2% 23.4% 21.8% Probability of Peak Day Event NP 26 SP 26 CA ISO Probability of Involuntary Firm Load Curtailments (Stage 3) 0.7% 2.1% 0.6% * Outlook assumes 3,000 MW flowing North to South on Path 26 at time of peak. This flow could flow South to North, if needed. As SP 26 improves planning reserve margins above NP 26, this assumption should be reduced to a level necessary to balance the planning reserve margins in both regions. Major Factors Affecting Supply Adequacy Economy Resource Additions & Retirements Local Generation Demography Generator Outage Weather Demand Supply Line Outage Demand Response Fuel Availability Target Reserve Margin Operating Reserve Margin Interruptibles Net Import Supply Adequacy

9 Risk of Event California ISO Summer % 90% 80% 70% 60% OR without DR&I OR with DR OR with DR&I Voluntary Demand Response Voluntary Interruptible Load Involunta ry Load Curtailed 50% 40% 30% 20% Risk of Event 10% 0% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Operating Reserve Margin Risk of Event NP 26 Summer % 90% 80% 70% OR without DR&I OR with DR ry Demand Response Volunta ry Interruptible Load Volunta tary Load Curtailed Involunt 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% Risk of Event OR with DR&I 10% 0% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Operating Reserve Margin

10 Risk of Event SP26 Summer % 90% 80% Voluntary Demand Response Voluntary Interruptible Load Involuntary Load Curtailed 70% 60% 50% 40% Risk of Event 30% OR without DR&I 20% OR with DR OR with DR&I 10% 0% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Operating Reserve Margin Loss of Load Probability 4.0% 35% 3.5% 3.0% LOLP Triggered at 1.5% Operating Reserve LOLP Triggered at 3.0% Operating Reserve 2.5% Risk 2.0% 1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0.0% CA ISO NP 26 SP 26

11 New CA Capacity Under Construction Approved / Under Construction Capacity (MW) Construction Completed (percent) Location Date Approved Construction Start Date Current On-line Date* 1 Niland Peaker - Imperial Irrigation District Imperial Co. 10/11/06 6/25/07 6/08 2 Inland Empire - GE & Calpine {4} Riverside Co. 12/17/03 8/29/05 8/08 3 Otay Mesa - Calpine San Diego Co. 4/18/01 Resumed 5/1/07 5/09 4 Gateway - PG&E Contra Costa Co. 5/30/01 8/30/2001 (formerly Contra Costa - Resumed Mirant) 2/2007 6/09 5 EIF Panoche - Energy Investors Fund 6 Colusa Generation Station - E&L Westcoast Under Construction Subtotal Fresno Co. 12/19/07 2/15/08 11/ Green Field Colusa Co. 4/23/08?? 3,073 Source: Potential New CA Capacity 7,622 MW approved but on hold Financial issues Environmental uncertainty Inadequate transmission Additional 7,077 MW of capacity in the Siting Queue with proposed on-line dates from 2009 to 2012

12 Potential WECC Capacity Project Status 1 - Under construction 2 - Regulatory approval received Northwest Rocky Mountain Southwest Total 2,131 1,764 2,266 6,161 3, , Application under review 11,835 1,432 2,490 15,757 Total 17,914 3,411 5,631 26,956 Source: Drivers of Future Generation Mix Moratorium on new nuclear in early 1980 s Three Mile Island, cost overruns By law, must solve waste disposal problem No new hydro (no more room for dams) GHG concerns no new coal without sequestration Dramatic growth is CCGTs in last 10 years Limited support for subsidized cogeneration in market environment Strong support for renewable generation, competitive with federal production tax credit

13 CA ISO Local Capacity Requirement Areas Summary Role of the Energy Commission Electricity Demand in California Resource Mix to Meet Demand Summer 2008 Forecast Potential Resources in the Pipeline Factors for Future Generation CA ISO LCR Load Pockets

14

Managing Electrical Demand through Difficult Periods: California s Experience with Demand Response

Managing Electrical Demand through Difficult Periods: California s Experience with Demand Response Managing Electrical Demand through Difficult Periods: California s Experience with Demand Response Greg Wikler Vice President and Senior Research Officer Global Energy Partners, LLC Walnut Creek, CA USA

More information

Energy Forecasting Methods

Energy Forecasting Methods Energy Forecasting Methods Presented by: Douglas J. Gotham State Utility Forecasting Group Energy Center Purdue University Presented to: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Indiana Office of the Utility

More information

Development of Methodologies for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation for the California Climate Action Registry

Development of Methodologies for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation for the California Climate Action Registry Development of Methodologies for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation for the California Climate Action Registry Lynn Price, Chris Marnay, Jayant Sathaye, Scott Murtishaw, Diane

More information

APPENDIX B TO PROPOSED ADJUSTMENTS TO SRP S STANDARD ELECTRIC PRICE PLANS EFFECTIVE WITH THE NOVEMBER 2012 BILLING CYCLE COST COMPARISON DATA

APPENDIX B TO PROPOSED ADJUSTMENTS TO SRP S STANDARD ELECTRIC PRICE PLANS EFFECTIVE WITH THE NOVEMBER 2012 BILLING CYCLE COST COMPARISON DATA APPENDIX B TO PROPOSED ADJUSTMENTS TO SRP S STANDARD ELECTRIC PRICE PLANS EFFECTIVE WITH THE NOVEMBER 2012 BILLING CYCLE COST COMPARISON DATA SALT RIVER PROJECT AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENT AND POWER DISTRICT

More information

An Analysis of Siting Opportunities for Concentrating Solar Power Plants in the Southwestern United States

An Analysis of Siting Opportunities for Concentrating Solar Power Plants in the Southwestern United States An of Siting Opportunities for Concentrating Solar Power Plants in the Southwestern United States Mark S. Mehos National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado Phone: 303-384-7458 Email: mark_mehos@nrel.gov

More information

Hybrid DX Air Conditioning utilizing ice storage

Hybrid DX Air Conditioning utilizing ice storage Opportunities for: Reducing Carbon Footprint Slashing Peak Demand Hybrid DX Air Conditioning utilizing ice storage Paul Kuhlman Director, Ice Energy Inc. pkuhlman@ice-energy.com We are experiencing a warming

More information

Natural Gas and Electricity Coordination Experiences and Challenges

Natural Gas and Electricity Coordination Experiences and Challenges 1 Natural Gas and Electricity Coordination Experiences and Challenges Challenges Facing the New England Power System Gordon van Welie, President and CEO, ISO New England 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society

More information

Energy Forecast UPDATE TO THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY PRICE FORECAST

Energy Forecast UPDATE TO THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY PRICE FORECAST Energy Forecast UPDATE TO THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY PRICE FORECAST February 213 Executive Summary This Wholesale Electricity Price Forecast updates the forecast developed in 21 for the Council s Sixth

More information

Investigating a Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard in California

Investigating a Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard in California Investigating a Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard in California January 2014 Investigating a Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard in California January 2014 2013 Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Energy

More information

Distributed PV the road California is already on. Public Interest Environmental Law Conference Bill Powers, P.E., Powers Engineering March 5, 2011

Distributed PV the road California is already on. Public Interest Environmental Law Conference Bill Powers, P.E., Powers Engineering March 5, 2011 Distributed PV the road California is already on Public Interest Environmental Law Conference Bill Powers, P.E., Powers Engineering March 5, 2011 1 John Geesman, Energy Commissioner, 2007 source: California

More information

The Natural Gas-Electric Interface: Summary of Four Natural Gas-Electric Interdependency Assessments WIEB Staff November 30, 2012

The Natural Gas-Electric Interface: Summary of Four Natural Gas-Electric Interdependency Assessments WIEB Staff November 30, 2012 Introduction. The Natural Gas-Electric Interface: Summary of Four Natural Gas-Electric Interdependency Assessments WIEB Staff November 30, 2012 The increased reliance on natural gas as the primary fuel

More information

[Sent to Covered Activities and Resource Mapping working groups on Oct. 21, 2011.]

[Sent to Covered Activities and Resource Mapping working groups on Oct. 21, 2011.] 2040 and 2050 Acreage Needs for Renewable Generation Dave Vidaver, Electricity Analysis Office, California Energy Commission dvidaver@energy.state.ca.gov In order to inform the DRECP process, Energy Commission

More information

Appendix F. DRECP Energy Development Assumptions and the BLM LUPA

Appendix F. DRECP Energy Development Assumptions and the BLM LUPA Appendix F DRECP Energy Development Assumptions and the BLM LUPA F DRECP Proposed LUPA and Final EIS DRECP ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ASSUMPTIONS AND THE BLM LUPA F.1 Introduction This appendix briefly summarizes

More information

Quail Brush Power Plant is Wrong Approach for San Diego - Local Solar Is the Right Solution. Bill Powers, P.E. Powers Engineering September 21, 2012

Quail Brush Power Plant is Wrong Approach for San Diego - Local Solar Is the Right Solution. Bill Powers, P.E. Powers Engineering September 21, 2012 Quail Brush Power Plant is Wrong Approach for San Diego - Local Solar Is the Right Solution Bill Powers, P.E. Powers Engineering September 21, 2012 1 2009 CEC denial of 100 MW Chula Vista Energy Upgrade

More information

COMPANY INFORMATION AND FACTS. California Independent System Operator Corporation

COMPANY INFORMATION AND FACTS. California Independent System Operator Corporation COMPANY INFORMATION AND FACTS California Independent System Operator Corporation GUARDIAN of the grid The California Independent System Operator Corporation The ISO manages the flow of electricity across

More information

Appendix D: Wholesale Electricity Price Forecast

Appendix D: Wholesale Electricity Price Forecast Sixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan Appendix D: Wholesale Electricity Price Forecast Introduction... 1 Summary of Key Findings... 2 Approach and Methodology... 4 Assumptions... 6 Demand...

More information

2012 California Gas Report. Prepared by the California Gas and Electric Utilities

2012 California Gas Report. Prepared by the California Gas and Electric Utilities 2012 California Gas Report Prepared by the California Gas and Electric Utilities July 2012 2012 CALIFORNIA GAS REPORT PREPARED BY THE CALIFORNIA GAS AND ELECTRIC UTILITIES Southern California Gas Company

More information

Opportunity, Policy, and Practice for Renewable Energy: New Mexico Case Study

Opportunity, Policy, and Practice for Renewable Energy: New Mexico Case Study Opportunity, Policy, and Practice for Renewable Energy: New Mexico Case Study 1 Federal policy: RPS, RES, CES Program Design Element S 3813 Renewable Energy Promotion Act 2010 (Bingaman) S. 1462 American

More information

THE GEYSERS Renewable, Geothermal Energy. Mike Rogers, Senior Vice President Calpine Geothermal Operations

THE GEYSERS Renewable, Geothermal Energy. Mike Rogers, Senior Vice President Calpine Geothermal Operations THE GEYSERS Renewable, Geothermal Energy Mike Rogers, Senior Vice President Calpine Geothermal Operations Impact Sonoma Energy: Plugging Into Sonoma County s Future 18 October 2012 Geothermal Fields: Resources

More information

Appendix C: Demand Forecast

Appendix C: Demand Forecast Sixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan Appendix C: Demand Forecast Energy Demand... 1 Background... 1 Demand Forecast Methodology... 3 New Demand Forecasting Model for the Sixth Plan... 4

More information

The California Solar Initiative

The California Solar Initiative The California Solar Initiative The California Solar Initiative (CSI) has a goal to create 3,000 MW of distributed solar generation in California while creating a self-sustaining solar industry free from

More information

Recent Developments in US-Mexico Electricity Trade: A Tale of Two Borders

Recent Developments in US-Mexico Electricity Trade: A Tale of Two Borders Recent Developments in US-Mexico Electricity Trade: A Tale of Two Borders Nicolas Puga, Principal San Diego, California October 18-19, 2007 Historical trends of US-Mexico electricity trade may soon change

More information

Solar Resource Measurement Importance. Wil Grady P.E. Southern California Edison Power Supply NREL PV Solar Resource Workshop Denver 2015

Solar Resource Measurement Importance. Wil Grady P.E. Southern California Edison Power Supply NREL PV Solar Resource Workshop Denver 2015 Solar Resource Measurement Importance Wil Grady P.E. Southern California Edison Power Supply NREL PV Solar Resource Workshop Denver 2015 1 Overview of SCE Large service territory 14 million residents 4.9

More information

INFORMATION NOTE. Electricity Market in Hong Kong

INFORMATION NOTE. Electricity Market in Hong Kong INFORMATION NOTE Electricity Market in Hong Kong 1. Background 1.1 At a special meeting held on 30 March 2006, the Panel on Economic Services requested the Research and Library Services Division to provide

More information

At a glance Montana An economic development fact sheet // January 2016

At a glance Montana An economic development fact sheet // January 2016 At a glance Montana An economic development fact sheet // January 2016 Introduction NorthWestern Energy is a major, regional provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to approximately 692,600

More information

Appendix D: Electricity Price Forecast Preliminary Draft

Appendix D: Electricity Price Forecast Preliminary Draft Preliminary Draft Introduction... 1 Findings... 2 Approach and Assumptions... 5 Demand Growth... 5 Firm Capacity Standards... 6 Planning Reserve Margin Targets... 6 Firm Capacity Credit... 7 Existing Resources...

More information

League of Women Voters of California Education Fund Energy Update Study Guide

League of Women Voters of California Education Fund Energy Update Study Guide Section 4: Transmission Constraints Deliverability TWO OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED TERMS in the deliberations of the CEC, the CPUC and CAISO over the past several years have been resource adequacy and

More information

Chapter 5 Renewable Energy

Chapter 5 Renewable Energy Chapter 5 Renewable Energy Introduction In FY 2012, 12.2% of the nation's electric power was generated via renewable resources. 26 The Administration s energy strategy encourages increased conventional

More information

PG&E and Renewables. Finding the ROI in Green Programs. Andrew Yip Manager Solar and Customer Generation Integrated Demand-Side Management

PG&E and Renewables. Finding the ROI in Green Programs. Andrew Yip Manager Solar and Customer Generation Integrated Demand-Side Management 1 PG&E and Renewables Finding the ROI in Green Programs Andrew Yip Manager Solar and Customer Generation Integrated Demand-Side Management Pacific Gas and Electric Company Energy services to 15 MM people:

More information

DRAFT STAFF REPORT STAFF FORECAST: AVERAGE RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES 2005 TO 2018 CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION JUNE 2007 CEC-200-2007-013-SD

DRAFT STAFF REPORT STAFF FORECAST: AVERAGE RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES 2005 TO 2018 CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION JUNE 2007 CEC-200-2007-013-SD CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION STAFF FORECAST: AVERAGE RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES 2005 TO 2018 DRAFT STAFF REPORT JUNE 2007 CEC-200-2007-013-SD Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

More information

Grid of the Future. Integration of Renewables Energy Storage Smart Grid. Presentation by David Hawkins Lead Renewables Power Engineer Grid Operations

Grid of the Future. Integration of Renewables Energy Storage Smart Grid. Presentation by David Hawkins Lead Renewables Power Engineer Grid Operations Grid of the Future Integration of Renewables Energy Storage Smart Grid Presentation by David Hawkins Lead Renewables Power Engineer Grid Operations Grid of the Future Current Power System Gen. Trans. Dist.Cust.

More information

Electricity Costs White Paper

Electricity Costs White Paper Electricity Costs White Paper ISO New England Inc. June 1, 2006 Table of Contents Executive Summary...1 Highlights of the Analysis...1 Components of Electricity Rates...2 Action Plan for Managing Electricity

More information

Memorandum. This memorandum requires Board action. Executive Summary

Memorandum. This memorandum requires Board action. Executive Summary California Independent System Operator Corporation Memorandum To: ISO Board of Governors From: Keith Casey, Vice President, Market & Infrastructure Development Date: July 8, 2014 Re: Decision on the Delaney-Colorado

More information

BLM. Renewable Energy. Helping to Energize California. California 2010. Bureau of Land Management

BLM. Renewable Energy. Helping to Energize California. California 2010. Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Helping to Energize California BLM California 2010 Bureau of Land Management Energizing California "More energy will be needed to drive [California's] economic engines...public lands will

More information

FERC Workshop on Price Formation: Scarcity and Shortage Pricing, Offer Mitigation, and Offer Caps in RTO and ISO Markets (Docket. No.

FERC Workshop on Price Formation: Scarcity and Shortage Pricing, Offer Mitigation, and Offer Caps in RTO and ISO Markets (Docket. No. FERC Workshop on Price Formation: Scarcity and Shortage Pricing, Offer Mitigation, and Offer Caps in RTO and ISO Markets (Docket. No. AD14-14-000) October 28, 2014 Market Presentation Design Title & Analysis

More information

FYI: Natural Gas Issues in California. April 2001

FYI: Natural Gas Issues in California. April 2001 FYI: Natural Gas Issues in California April 2001 Limits in pipeline and storage capacity threaten to impose an effective ceiling on the amount of natural gas that can get into California, which relies

More information

Electric Market National Overview

Electric Market National Overview Electric Market Overview Electric Market National Overview 1122 Electric Market Overview: Generation Output and Temperatures Page 2 of 8 Weekly U.S. Electric Generation Output and Temperatures Electric

More information

DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services

DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services Marissa Hummon, PhD CMU Energy Seminar Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014 NREL/PR-6A20-61814 NREL is a national laboratory

More information

AB 2145: The Monopoly Protection Bill

AB 2145: The Monopoly Protection Bill AB 2145: The Monopoly Protection Bill Assembly Bill 2145 (Bradford D), aims to smother local clean energy initiatives to favor monopoly utility corporations that should be focusing on energy distribution

More information

At a glance Montana An economic development fact sheet // June 2015

At a glance Montana An economic development fact sheet // June 2015 At a glance Montana An economic development fact sheet // June 2015 Introduction NorthWestern Energy is a major, regional provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to approximately 692,600

More information

Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015

Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 June 2015 Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 This paper presents average values of levelized costs for generating technologies that

More information

Integration of Renewable Resources

Integration of Renewable Resources Integration of Renewable Resources David Hawkins and Clyde Loutan PSERC Presentation October 2, 2007 Renewable Portfolio Standards Goals 2 Source: Kevin Porter; Exeter Associates, Inc Current Level of

More information

Selling Residential Solar A Market Based Approach

Selling Residential Solar A Market Based Approach http://dialogue.usaee.org/index.php/component/content/article/28 dialogue articles/v17 no3/104 selling residential solara market based approach United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) DIALOGUE,

More information

CAN THE ELECTRIC GRID ACCEPT LARGE AMOUNTS OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER?

CAN THE ELECTRIC GRID ACCEPT LARGE AMOUNTS OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER? CAN THE ELECTRIC GRID ACCEPT LARGE AMOUNTS OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER? DENVER METRO CRES MEETING, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 BRIAN PARSONS, WESTERN GRID GROUP IMAGES AND DATA COURTESY OF NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY

More information

Energy Storage. Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

Energy Storage. Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions Energy Storage Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions By Les Sherman February 2014 Energy Storage Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions By Les Sherman As our nation pursues ambitious goals towards substantially

More information

NEVADA S ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND THE CLEAN POWER PLAN

NEVADA S ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND THE CLEAN POWER PLAN ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY the business voice of advanced energy NEVADA S ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND THE CLEAN POWER PLAN The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon release the final rule for

More information

Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update For August 2012

Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update For August 2012 For August 212 Natural Gas Highlights SG Resources Mississippi placed into service Cavern 4 of its Southern Pines Energy Center Project which will add 1 Bcf of working gas capacity to its facilities located

More information

ELECTRIC UTILITY INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN (IRP)

ELECTRIC UTILITY INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN (IRP) ELECTRIC UTILITY INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN (IRP) Demand-Side Resources PRESENTED TO THAI ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, OERC, AND UTILITIES DELEGATION Boston, Massachusetts PRESENTED BY ROMKAEW BROEHM MARIKO

More information

Nellis Solar Array II. Owned by NV Energy Operational late 2015. Renewable Energy

Nellis Solar Array II. Owned by NV Energy Operational late 2015. Renewable Energy Nellis Solar Array II Owned by NV Energy Operational late 2015 Renewable Energy 2015 Goodsprings Energy Recovery Station Owned by NV Energy Goodsprings, Nevada At NV Energy we are seeking to reduce our

More information

Clean Energy Jobs Plan

Clean Energy Jobs Plan Clean Energy Jobs Plan Introduction When I was governor, California was the world leader in renewable energy and it led the nation in efficiency standards. Our programs saved California consumers billions

More information

Overview of Long Island Electric Service Territory

Overview of Long Island Electric Service Territory Overview of Long Island Electric Service Territory Long Island Electric Service Territory┬╗ Long Island s electric service customers are located in Nassau County and Suffolk County (except for the villages

More information

Webinar Basics. 5. If at any time you experience technical difficulties, please call the C.A.S.H. office at (916) 448-8577.

Webinar Basics. 5. If at any time you experience technical difficulties, please call the C.A.S.H. office at (916) 448-8577. Webinar Basics 1. You must dial in on a phone line to hear the audio portion of this webinar. Please refer to your webinar registration confirmation for the dial in instructions. 2. The handouts for this

More information

A Look at Western Natural Gas Infrastructure During the Recent El Paso Pipeline Disruption

A Look at Western Natural Gas Infrastructure During the Recent El Paso Pipeline Disruption A Look at Western Natural Gas Infrastructure During the Recent El Paso Pipeline Disruption This analysis examines the impact of the August 2000 El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline system disruption upon the ability

More information

Smart Storage and Control Electric Water Heaters. Greg Flege, Supervisor, Load Management Midwest Rural Energy Conference March 3, 2011

Smart Storage and Control Electric Water Heaters. Greg Flege, Supervisor, Load Management Midwest Rural Energy Conference March 3, 2011 Smart Storage and Control Electric Water Heaters Greg Flege, Supervisor, Load Management Midwest Rural Energy Conference March 3, 2011 Dairyland Power Cooperative 25 Member Co-ops 16 Municipals 253,000

More information

COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES ATTACHMENT K TO OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION TARIFF

COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES ATTACHMENT K TO OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION TARIFF COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES ATTACHMENT K TO OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION TARIFF I. INTRODUCTION The City of Colorado Springs, Colorado ( City ) is a Colorado home-rule municipal corporation with a population

More information

Impacts of AB 32 on California s electricity sector

Impacts of AB 32 on California s electricity sector Impacts of AB 32 on California s electricity sector Meredith Fowlie UC Berkeley and NBER fowlie@berkeley.edu Focus on the following.. What are modeling results telling us about how much of the emissions

More information

California: A Strong Global Market for Energy Storage

California: A Strong Global Market for Energy Storage California: A Strong Global Market for Energy Storage Mark Higgins Strategen Consulting Advisor to California Energy Storage Alliance U.S. Energy Storage Market Forecast Estimated 220 MW of energy storage

More information

Renewable Energy on Regional Power Grids Can Help States Meet Federal Carbon Standards

Renewable Energy on Regional Power Grids Can Help States Meet Federal Carbon Standards FACT SHEET Renewable Energy on Regional Power Grids Can Help States Meet Federal Carbon Standards In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used its authority under Section 111(d) of

More information

Section 1: Executive Summary

Section 1: Executive Summary Section 1: Executive Summary SECTION 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1.1 SECTION PURPOSE This report has been prepared for the Nevada Energy Assistance Corporation (NEAC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency; in support

More information

Market Outlook Report

Market Outlook Report Market Outlook Report What effect will the shift from coal to natural gas fired electricity generation in Alberta have on the price of the Alberta Electric System Operator s system marginal price of electricity?

More information

APPENDIX A RETENTION OF BLACK HILLS CORPORATION S NONUTILITY BUSINESSES

APPENDIX A RETENTION OF BLACK HILLS CORPORATION S NONUTILITY BUSINESSES APPENDIX A RETENTION OF BLACK HILLS CORPORATION S NONUTILITY BUSINESSES The following is a description of the nonutility businesses in which Black Hills Corporation ( Black Hills ) and its subsidiaries

More information

Initial Reactions to PG&E Letter Regarding Draft Marin CCA Business Plan

Initial Reactions to PG&E Letter Regarding Draft Marin CCA Business Plan Initial Reactions to PG&E Letter Regarding Draft Marin CCA Business Plan PG&E makes the following general points in its comments on the draft Business Plan (Plan) - The CCA would have higher rates than

More information

SECTION 5.15 ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS

SECTION 5.15 ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS SECTION 5.15 ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS 5.15 ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS This section addresses the potential impacts of the proposed project with regard to electricity and natural gas consumption. The

More information

RESPONSE TO PUB ORDER 117/06. PUB Order 117/06 Directive 6

RESPONSE TO PUB ORDER 117/06. PUB Order 117/06 Directive 6 RESPONSE TO PUB ORDER 117/06 PUB Order 117/06 Directive 6 6. Manitoba Hydro shall file a General Rate Application for the fiscal years 2007/08 and 2008/09 by no later than August 1, 2007 which shall include

More information

*This view is a sample image of electricity consumption.

*This view is a sample image of electricity consumption. Supply-demand balance of electricity is indicated based on the comparison between actual demand updated every five minutes and the maximum supply capacity. Demand forecast* is provided at around 8am, indicating

More information

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. ) ) Reliability Technical Conference ) Docket No.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. ) ) Reliability Technical Conference ) Docket No. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Reliability Technical Conference Docket No. AD14-9-000 REMARKS OF BRAD ALBERT GENERAL MANAGER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ARIZONA PUBLIC

More information

Testimony of Jason Eisdorfer. In front of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment Friday, September 11, 2015

Testimony of Jason Eisdorfer. In front of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment Friday, September 11, 2015 Testimony of Jason Eisdorfer In front of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment Friday, September 11, 2015 Good morning, I am Jason Eisdorfer, Utility Program Director

More information

Making Energy Storage Work for The Pacific Northwest

Making Energy Storage Work for The Pacific Northwest Making Energy Storage Work for The Pacific Northwest US DOE Peer Review Program 2015 Portland, OR September 23, 2015 Diane Broad, PE Energy Planning & Innovation Division Oregon Department of Energy Leading

More information

How PURPA is driving utility scale solar in North Carolina By QF Solutions April 7, 2015

How PURPA is driving utility scale solar in North Carolina By QF Solutions April 7, 2015 How PURPA is driving utility scale solar in North Carolina By QF Solutions April 7, 2015 Overview 1. Utility Scale Solar in North Carolina 2. PURPA 101 What is PURPA? 3. How Avoided Costs are calculated

More information

PG&E Corporation. UBS Natural Gas, Electric Power and Coal Conference March 5, 2009

PG&E Corporation. UBS Natural Gas, Electric Power and Coal Conference March 5, 2009 PG&E Corporation UBS Natural Gas, Electric Power and Coal Conference March 5, 2009 Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This presentation contains management s guidance for PG&E Corporation

More information

Moving Forward: Agricultural Water Conservation, Productivity, and Water Transfers Workgroup

Moving Forward: Agricultural Water Conservation, Productivity, and Water Transfers Workgroup Moving Forward: Agricultural Water Conservation, Productivity, and Water Transfers Workgroup 2015 Colorado River District Water Seminar September 10, 2015 Grand Junction, Colorado Colorado River Basin

More information

Fiscal Year 2011 Resource Plan

Fiscal Year 2011 Resource Plan Salt River Project Fiscal Year 2011 Resource Plan Page 1 Last summer SRP hosted three resource planning workshops for a diverse group of stakeholders and customers to explain the planning process, discuss

More information

Meeting California s Electricity Needs Without San Onofre or Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plants

Meeting California s Electricity Needs Without San Onofre or Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plants Meeting California s Electricity Needs Without San Onofre or Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plants November 15, 2013 Final Report Prepared for Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign by Powers Engineering San Diego,

More information

Planning for Arizona s Energy Future

Planning for Arizona s Energy Future Planning for Arizona s Energy Future Brad Albert, General Manager of Renewable Resources Arizona Public Service Co. National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), Energy Task Force December 8, 2010 Regulatory

More information

California Energy Commission 2015 Accomplishments

California Energy Commission 2015 Accomplishments California Energy Commission 2015 Accomplishments Responding to California s Drought Responded to the state's historic drought and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. s Executive Order B-29-15 by approving new

More information

Proposed Rates 2012-2014. Mandates & Reliability

Proposed Rates 2012-2014. Mandates & Reliability Proposed Rates 2012-2014 Mandates & Reliability For over a year, we have been discussing the fundamental reasons why LADWP needs to increase Power & Water rates Legal mandates are driving a complete transformation

More information

Electricity Use in California: Past Trends and Present Usage Patterns

Electricity Use in California: Past Trends and Present Usage Patterns LBL-47992 Electricity Use in California: Past Trends and Present Usage Patterns Richard E. Brown, Jonathan G. Koomey May 2002 Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Ernest

More information

Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Price Forecast (Preliminary Results)

Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Price Forecast (Preliminary Results) Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Price Forecast (Preliminary Results) OVERVIEW What is a REC price forecast and why is it needed? Interest in renewable energy has increased worldwide in response to concerns

More information

GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITION: BEST PRACTICES IN SECURING A RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT ENERGY SUPPLY AND SEIZING NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITION: BEST PRACTICES IN SECURING A RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT ENERGY SUPPLY AND SEIZING NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES GERMAN ENERGY TRANSITION: BEST PRACTICES IN SECURING A RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT ENERGY SUPPLY AND SEIZING NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES DIRK VAHLAND / ENERGY MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW 1 German energy transition 2 Negative

More information

California s Energy Future

California s Energy Future California s Energy Future 1 Sunrise Powerlink Commitment and Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Projects Project Name Technology Location Contract Capacity (MW) Flowing across Sunrise Today (MW) Project

More information

BENCHMARKING ANALYSIS. February 17, 2015

BENCHMARKING ANALYSIS. February 17, 2015 BENCHMARKING ANALYSIS February 17, 2015 BACKGROUND Key City Stakeholders requested this benchmarking study including Mayor Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council, and the City s Rate Payer Advocate. This

More information

Promoting the Cross-Border Renewable Energy Market

Promoting the Cross-Border Renewable Energy Market Promoting the Cross-Border Renewable Energy Market Meeting report: Creating a Regional Renewable Market in the Californias Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Washington, DC January 25, 2010

More information

PROJECT EXPERIENCE Development/Transaction Support United States MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROJECT EXPERIENCE Development/Transaction Support United States MANAGING DIRECTOR Peter Abt Mr. Abt is a Managing Director in Black & Veatch s Management Consulting Division. He leads the division s Oil & Gas Strategy practice and holds primary responsibility for client management and

More information

Lyons Canyon Ranch Draft Environmental Impact Report

Lyons Canyon Ranch Draft Environmental Impact Report 5.17 NATURAL GAS This section addresses the potential impacts of the proposed project with regard to natural gas consumption during construction and operation. The analysis identifies the utility that

More information

IEPR Lead Commissioner Workshop Electricity Infrastructure Issues in California

IEPR Lead Commissioner Workshop Electricity Infrastructure Issues in California IEPR Lead Commissioner Workshop Electricity Infrastructure Issues in California South Coast AQMD Air Quality-Related Energy Policy Affecting Electricity Infrastructure Barry R. Wallerstein, D.Env. Executive

More information

Economic Contributions of Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Economic Contributions of Pacific Gas and Electric Company Economic Contributions of Pacific Gas and Electric Company February 2014 Prepared for: Pacific Gas and Electric Company 77 Beale Street San Francisco, CA 94105 www.pge.com Prepared by: 400 Capitol Mall,

More information

Emilio Camacho, Esq.

Emilio Camacho, Esq. Energy, Climate, and Storage in California Emilio Camacho, Esq. Chief of Staff, Commissioner David Hochschild California Energy Commission UC Solar Symposium October, 2015 1974: Jerry Brown elected Governor

More information

Cyber Infrastructure for the Smart Grid

Cyber Infrastructure for the Smart Grid Cyber Infrastructure for the Smart Grid Dr. Anurag K. Srivastava, Dr. Carl Hauser, and Dr. Dave Bakken Smart Grid Use Cases: Part 2 SGIC Xcel Energy SG Xcel Energy A public Service company of Colorado

More information

North Carolina Renewable Energy Market Performance and Policy

North Carolina Renewable Energy Market Performance and Policy North Carolina Renewable Energy Market Performance and Policy Ivan Urlaub Executive Director NC Sustainable Energy Association 2013 NC Sustainable Energy Conference April 16, 2013 Raleigh, NC Registered

More information

Solar Interconnections

Solar Interconnections Solar Interconnections PG&E Generation Interconnection Services Courtesy of DOE/NREL 1 Contact Information Jack McDermott Senior Program Manager Solar/Wind NEM Generation Interconnection Services PG&E

More information

University of Denver, MBA, Business Administration, 1973 Regis University, BS, Business Administration, 1972

University of Denver, MBA, Business Administration, 1973 Regis University, BS, Business Administration, 1972 Resume of Michael J. McFadden MICHAEL J. MCFADDEN AREAS OF QUALIFICATION Rates, regulatory affairs, strategic planning, electric and gas utility operations, corporate finance, financial analysis, asset

More information

Electric and Gas Rates What We Can Expect in the Short Term and Long Term

Electric and Gas Rates What We Can Expect in the Short Term and Long Term Electric and Gas Rates What We Can Expect in the Short Term and Long Term California Manufacturers & Technology Association 2008 Energy Conference South Lake Tahoe, July 24, 2008 Tom Bottorff Senior Vice

More information

This page intentionally left blank

This page intentionally left blank August 6, 2012 This page intentionally left blank ii Table of Contents Executive Summary... vii 1.0 Introduction...1 2.0 Existing System Overview...2 Electric Service Area and Load... 2 Electric Generating

More information

DANIEL J. LAWTON LAWTON CONSULTING B.A. ECONOMICS, MERRIMACK COLLEGE M.A. ECONOMICS, TUFTS UNIVERSITY

DANIEL J. LAWTON LAWTON CONSULTING B.A. ECONOMICS, MERRIMACK COLLEGE M.A. ECONOMICS, TUFTS UNIVERSITY Page 1 of 9 DANIEL J. LAWTON LAWTON CONSULTING B.A. ECONOMICS, MERRIMACK COLLEGE M.A. ECONOMICS, TUFTS UNIVERSITY Prior to beginning his own consulting practice Diversified Utility Consultants, Inc., in

More information

Aliso Canyon Action Plan to Preserve Electric Reliability for Los Angeles Issue Briefing and Frequently Asked Questions April 5, 2016

Aliso Canyon Action Plan to Preserve Electric Reliability for Los Angeles Issue Briefing and Frequently Asked Questions April 5, 2016 Aliso Canyon Action Plan to Preserve Electric Reliability for Los Angeles Issue Briefing and Frequently Asked Questions April 5, 2016 The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility is a critical gas supply

More information

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The following authors contributed to this report: Lynn Roy, Principal, Nexant Inc.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The following authors contributed to this report: Lynn Roy, Principal, Nexant Inc. Energy Baseline Report Submitted to City of Boulder Submitted By Nexant Opinion Dynamics Corporation First Tracks Consulting Service Inc Iron Mountain Consulting July 28, 2011 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following

More information

Southern California Edison s

Southern California Edison s Welcome to Southern California Edison s Energy Efficiency Programs 1 Energy Efficiency #1 Resource The California Energy Action Plan of 2005 establishes energy efficiency as the state s top priority procurement

More information

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Implementation of Renewables ) Docket No. 03-RPS-1078 Portfolio Standard Legislation (Public ) RPS Proceeding Utilities Code

More information

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY 1 A LETTER TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS 2 OUR BUSINESSES 4 2015 QUICK FACTS 6 OUR CORE PRINCIPLES 7 OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM 20

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY 1 A LETTER TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS 2 OUR BUSINESSES 4 2015 QUICK FACTS 6 OUR CORE PRINCIPLES 7 OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM 20 2016 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY With our roots in renewable energy, Berkshire Hathaway Energy is an $84 billion portfolio of locally managed businesses that share a vision for a secure and sustainable energy

More information

Chapter 6 CALIFORNIA S MARKET DESIGN: AN INITIAL SUCCESS FOLLOWED BY A PERFECT STORM HOW DID CALIFORNIA REACH THIS POINT?

Chapter 6 CALIFORNIA S MARKET DESIGN: AN INITIAL SUCCESS FOLLOWED BY A PERFECT STORM HOW DID CALIFORNIA REACH THIS POINT? Chapter 6 CALIFORNIA S MARKET DESIGN: AN INITIAL SUCCESS FOLLOWED BY A PERFECT STORM California has had expensive electricity for several decades. During the 1980s and 1990s, California s retail electricity

More information