Case Study: US Power Market Analysis

Analyzed US power markets and incentives for new generation

Client: Large US electric and gas utility

Client wanted to provide input to a rulemaking procedure at a federal agency regarding changes to the wholesale power markets We analyzed the underlying economics of the US power markets and assessed their ability to incent the timely construction of generation capacity. The analysis included: Modelling the cost of new generation by fuel type Forecasting the capacity factors of existing generation by fuel type Quantifying the sources of cash flow in different wholesale markets for each type of generator Writing a detailed report assessing the incentives facing regulated and merchant generators to add generation capacity and drawing policy conclusions

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