Electricity Reform Abroad and U.S. Investment

  • . The restructuring involved the separation of all electricity industry functions along separate lines of business (i.e., generation, transmission, distribution, and marketing) into newly created organizations.
  • . A newly-evolving electricity marketing segment was to be gradually developed, where sales, brokerage, and billing operations each became a separate function.
  • . In its restructuring, however, the United Kingdom created an industry that from its infancy was dominated by the two large generation companies whose predominant market share and predominant role in the electricity pool has often given rise to concerns over whether generation was adequately competitive.
  • . Various Australian governments have also encouraged the development of an independent electricity marketing function, thus as in the United Kingdom allowing customers to bypass traditional distribution companies.
  • . Electricity marketing, however, was not separated out as a distinct business company or operation.

    Electricity Reform Abroad and U.S. Investment
  • . 1995, September The National Grid Management Council prepared a second report detailing the market functions proposed for the National Electricity Code.
  • . 1997, May The first phase of the national electricity market began in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • . 1997, October All the regulations of the National Electricity Code are to be imposed, except those for market rules and system security, which will be governed by State Codes until the national market systems are operational.
  • . 1997, October Queensland is to participate in the national electricity market system.
  • . 1998 The national market systems are to be in operation and full implementation of market arrangements will be applied according to the National Electricity Code.
  • . 1998 South Australian generators will enter the market as full participants.
  • . 1994 The state's wholesale market became operational.
  • . 1996 Customers with energy consumption of 750 megawatts per year became eligible to choose their electricity marketer.

    EPRI: Strategic Generation Options
  • . This conference was the seventh in a series of annual national conferences for current and prospective participants in green power pricing and marketing programs.
  • . The conferences provide a national forum for new ideas, best practices, and program results in green power markets, and offer opportunities for collaboration among participants.
  • . The theme for the 2002 conference was "Expanding Markets Through Innovation." The conference reviewed the status of the green power marketing industry and explored innovative ways of designing green power products and marketing them to customers.
  • . (The Eighth National Green Power Marketing Conference was held on November 3-5, 2003 in Chicago.
  • . The proceedings from that conference are scheduled for publication in June 2004.) Background As the number of regulated utility green-pricing programs continues to grow and competitive marketing strategies mature, it is increasingly clear that customer preference for renewable sources of electricity will be a major factor in the new energy marketplace.

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  • . However, today's facilities managers also should be investigating opportunities on the national electric market to reduce costs through new purchased energy options.
  • . In the past few years, MU watched as changes began to take place in the national electric market.
  • . Wholesale electricity costs less because a power marketer or broker can bring power from various utility companies around the country--choosing the lowest cost suppliers at any point in time.
  • . MU was aided in its search for respondents by a consultant, Scott Spiewak of Cogen Power Marketing, who has expertise in the marketing of electricity.
  • . Several power marketing firms expressed interest and submitted proposals in response to the RFP in early 1995.
  • . MU negotiated and signed a one-year contract with Enron Power Marketing, Inc.
  • . Because many electric marketers are also natural gas marketers, MU added the supply of gas to this RFP to see if a package deal (gas and electric) would offer any additional financial benefits.


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    Reconsidering Electricity Restructuring: Do Market Problems Indicate A Short Circuit Or A Total Blackout?
  • . Cooper Director of Research Consumer Federation of America NOVEMBER 30, 2000 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY SYSTEMATIC CAUSES OF THE FAILURE OF RESTRUCTURED ELECTRICITY MARKETS Judging market performance by the ability to provide consumers with a choice of high quality products at stable, reasonable prices, the restructured electricity market is failing from coast-to-coast.
  • . This paper demonstrates that the problems arise from systematic market conditions and flawed market structures, not from accidents, impatience or partial deregulation.
  • . Inevitably, the extreme tightness of supply will ease somewhat, but the electricity market will remain a difficult and dangerous one for consumers.
  • . Inflexibility of supply and demand are basic conditions that render the electricity market volatile and vulnerable to abuse.
  • . · The coordination of an integrated, real-time network has broken down because competition reduces the incentive for market participants to cooperate and makes it difficult for system operators to manage the electricity grid.

    2006 National Electricity Delivery Forum: Speakers
  • . Before joining Northeast Utilities, Morris was president and CEO of Consumers Energy, principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, and president of CMS Marketing, Services and Trading.
  • . and executive vice president of marketing, transportation and gas supply for ANR Pipeline Co., both subsidiaries of El Paso Energy.
  • . Morris was the founder and president of ANR Gathering Co., one of the first gas marketing companies in the United States.
  • . Panelists: Trudy Harper , President, Tenaska Power Company As President of Tenaska Power Services Co., Trudy Harper leads the power marketing affiliate of Tenaska.
  • . Tenaska Power Services is engaged in the physical marketing of wholesale power throughout the United States and Canada.
  • . Harper assists large industrial customers, municipal utilities, and competitive retailers economically meet load obligations and optimize resource value through a broad range of power marketing services.
  • . Newton's primary areas of experience included computer science, international operations, generation and transmission planning, energy management, and marketing.

    Ministerial Council on Energy :: Homepage
  • Energy Market Reform (EMR) Quicklinks Search | Display: Titles and Descriptions Titles only Sort by: Document title Issue Date National Electricity Market: Regional Structure Review, October 2004 The associated consultation paper can be accessed under 'Consultation and Information Papers'.
  • . The Group consists of AGL, Delta, Loy Yang Marketing Management, Macquarie Generation, Stanwell, Yallourn, Powerlink and TransGrid.

    Consumer Protection in a Deregulated Electric Power Market
  • . Chairman and members of the Committee, the Federal Trade Commission is pleased to appear before you today to present testimony concerning the important topic of consumer protection in a deregulated electric power market.
  • . Three weeks ago, the Commission testified before this Committee regarding the impact of market power and the importance of competition on the future of the electric power industry.
  • . More specifically, the Commission stated that "competition between market participants will ordinarily provide consumers with the benefits of low prices, good products, and greater innovation." We believe that the antitrust and consumer protection parts of our mission are closely integrated because consumers will not benefit from competitive markets unless they are also able to make confident purchase choices based on complete and accurate information.
  • . The Commission has been preparing for a deregulated electric power market over the past several years, beginning with our self-education by talking to industry members and to state regulators.

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    Glossary and acronyms
  • . As such, they are a form of ‘pair-gain’ technology (also see pair gain) ATO Australian Taxation Office Authorisation A process under which the ACCC can grant immunity on public benefit grounds from the application of the competition provisions of the Trade Practices Act except for misuse of market power.
  • . 46 of the Trade Practices Act, being a type of misuse of market power.
  • . It occurs when a business with substantial market power engages in strategic price cuts for the purpose of damaging or eliminating a competitor or preventing a competitor from entering the market or engaging in competitive conduct.
  • . If any interested party objects to the revocation, even if one of the above conditions is satisfied, the Commission may only revoke the authorisation if it is satisfied that the public detriment from the conduct given immunity by the authorisation outweighs the public benefit RIEMNS Review of the Integration of Energy Markets and Network Services RIM (remote integrated multiplexer) An example of a large pair-gain system.

    Office of Financial Management NSW Treasury - Electricity Industry Structure Before Reform
  • . This requires that the industry structure gives wholesale and retail customers in New South Wales real choices between competing suppliers and having market arrangements that are consistent with and support the development of the national markets.
  • . An interim state wholesale market was established in May 1996 into which the three competing generators would bid their production. The interim state wholesale market ceased when the National Electricity Market commenced in November 1998. The National Electricity Market consists of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
  • . Retail Competition Retail competition in electricity supply was introduced through a phased implementation commencing in October 1996. Initially only a small number of large industrial customers were able to choose their retail supplier. By 1998, approximately half of the State’s electricity purchases were made through the competitive retail market. From January 2002, all NSW customers have the choice of retail supplier.

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  • . Specialist in monitoring electric power markets and a synopsis of interregional power flows, congestion patterns and system loads.
  • . energy services marketing organization offering marketing services and is authorized by the FERC to transact at market based rates.

    Lessons from Abroad
  • . Market Arrangements for Electricity ( - Ireland).
  • . 2002 New Zealand Electricity Market (NZEM).
  • . New Zealand Electricity Markets 22 May 2000.
  • . Development of the Electricity Retail Market in Sweden 22 May 2000.
  • . Electric Power Market Deregulation Plan in Japan.
  • . The Scope for Integrating the Energy Market and Network Services September 1999.
  • . Zonal Pricing and Demand-Side Bidding in the Norwegian Electricity Market Power Working Paper.
  • . Anti-Trust Markets for Wholesale Electricity in England and Wale s January 1999.
  • . Residential Customers and Competitive Electricity Markets.
  • . Opening of the Power Market to End Users in Norway 1991-1999 December 1998.
  • . Demand, Generation and Spot Price in the Norwegian Market for Electric Power 13 February 1998.
  • . Trade Patterns, Capacity Expansions and Price Development in a Multi-Area Competitive Electricity Market - Scandinavia 13 February 1998.
  • . Restructured Electricity Markets Experiences and Reassessments.


    CRS Report: RS20270 - Renewable Energy and Electricity Restructuring - NLE

  • . Bills intended to ensure a continuing role for renewable energy sources have been introduced in the 106th Congress that include some combination of a renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS), a public benefits fund (PBF), and/or an information disclosure requirement that supports "green" pricing and marketing of renewable power.
  • . As a result, debate has focused on three policy support mechanisms for renewables: (1) the renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS), (2) use of a distribution charge to create a public benefits fund (PBF) that supports renewable energy and other programs, and (3) voluntary renewable energy purchases by electricity customers through "green pricing" and green power marketing programs.
  • . Some say such a tradeable credits system would be similar to the one for marketable sulfur dioxide permits adopted by EPA under the Clean Air Act.
  • . They argue that the policy offers a market-based and administratively simple mechanism.
  • . Proponents of PBF include several environmental organizations as well as some electric utilities, industrial customers, and power marketers.

    Electricity Pricing, Electricity, Market-based, deregulation, privatization, outsourcing
  • Reason Public Policy Institute is a public policy think tank promoting choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy as the foundation for human dignity and progress.
  • . Originally published as a January 13, 2002 Allow Time for Retail Electricity Markets to Develop by Ken Silverstein, Director, Energy Industry Analyst, Utilipoint Related Links Deregulation Works.
  • . (12/2) Market Force Manifesto.
  • . (2/8) Retail Electricity Markets.
  • . Simplifying the Regulation of Electricity Markets.
  • . | Market-based Retail Electricity Pricing.
  • . Smith and The Market Laboratory.
  • . Market-based Electricity Pricing.
  • . Green Market for Electricity.
  • . [News Item from The Ohio's Consumers' Counsel] As Ohio begins its third year of retail electric competition, the Ohio Consumers Counsel sees continuing cause for concern about the health of the state's electric marketplace and the potential long-term risks for Ohio's residential electric consumers.
  • . Once they inspire trust and brand loyalty, they will ingratiate themselves in the marketplace.

    Renewable Energy Publications : Electricity Markets and Policy
  • . April 2006 Supporting Photovoltaics in Market-Rate Residential New Construction: A Summary of Programmatic Experience to Date and Lessons Learned Barbose, G., R.
  • . Report, Senate Testimony, Evaluating State Markets for Residential Wind Systems:Results from an Economic and Policy Analysis Tool Edwards, J., R.
  • . Building a Market for Small Wind: The Break-Even Turnkey Cost of Residential Wind Systems in the United States Edwards, J.L., R.
  • . August 2003 Report, Executive Summary, Policies and Market Factors Driving Wind Power Development in the United States Bird, L., and B.
  • . March 2003 Report, Appendix, Transacting Generation Attributes Across Market Boundaries: Compatible Information Systems and the Treatment of Imports and Exports Robert Grace (Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC) and R.
  • . November 2001 Forecasting the Growth of Green Power Markets in the United States Wiser, R., M.
  • . January 2001 Customer Choice and Green Power Marketing: A Critical Review and Analysis of Experience to Date Wiser, R., M.

    Energy Risk and Trading 2006
  • . His responsibilities have ranged from financial analysis, deal structuring, trading, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, sales, marketing, product development to broking.
  • . Mr James Andrae , Commerical Due Dilligence, Energex James Andrae has an extensive and diverse background in the Financial and Energy markets.
  • . With over 20 years of experience in the Financial Markets James is an Australian who began his career in Canada and the United States.
  • . Starting as a Junior Portfolio Manager for the largest Insurance Company in Canada, James soon moved to the other side of the street to become a Trader on the Montreal Stock Exchange for Scotia Capital Markets.
  • . When James finally returned to Australia he worked as the head of derivatives trading for one of the Big 4 banks in Australia, before finally moving to Queensland and into the energy markets.
  • . Before Risk Capital, John was a director of Aquila Merchant Services, a leading US energy marketer, and consulted in risk management and market operations in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

    Buy Green Power
  • guide Buy Green Power            off-site                             Innovative programs around the country now make it possible for all environmentally conscious energy consumers to support renewable energy directly by participating in the "green" power market.
  • . The willingness to pay for the benefits of increasing our renewable energy supplies can be tapped within any market structure and by any size or type of energy consumer, regardless of whether the state has undergone deregulation, is in the process of undergoing restructuring, or is a state-regulated market.
  • . To see what green pricing options are available in your area, visit the Department of Energy's Green Marketing Green marketing is the sale of green power in competitive markets, where consumers have the option to choose from a variety of suppliers and service offerings, much like they can choose between long-distance telephone carriers. @CallCenter