EnergyOnline
Services

RSS FEED

EnergyOnline.com rss

News

Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

Read more

NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

Read more

Industry News

Oregon Utility Says It Unknowingly Manipulated CA Market

LCG, June 18, 2002--Portland General Electric said it may have unwittingly participated in the manipulation of the California energy market by working with Enron.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had set a deadline for last Friday by which time Portland General would have to give up trading information under threat of losing its trading license.

Although the utility denied actively taking part in Enron-style trading strategies, which were revealed in memos released earlier this year, it did say that Enron might have used Portland General in order to carry out its market manipulation strategies.

Electricity was sold by Enron to other energy traders, who then sold it at a profit to other energy traders at new delivery points. These energy traders did the same themselves, and eventually the same megawatt hours would be scheduled to the initial Enron-scheduled delivery point for a much higher cost than before. Portland General Electric said it was one of the energy traders who sold the energy to Enron, unwittingly participating in Enron's market manipulation.

FERC has said that an investigation status report will be submitted to Congress in July.

Copyright © 2021 LCG Consulting. All rights reserved. Terms and Copyright
UPLAN-NPM
The Locational Marginal Price Model (LMP) Network Power Model
UPLAN-ACE
Day Ahead and Real Time Market Simulation
PowerMax
Day-ahead and real-time portfolio revenue optimization
Generator X
Generation and Transmission Planning and Optimization
UPLAN-G
The Gas Procurement and Competitive Analysis System
PLATO
Database of Plants, Loads, Assets, Transmission...
MarketVision
Daily LMP Forecast for ERCOT
MarketWatch
Annual summary of prices, congestion and important events in ERCOT
CAISO CRR Auctions
Monthly Price and Congestion Forecasting Service