Electricity Markets, Reliability and the Evolving U.S. Power System

Posted by Reports on Jun 16, 2017 4:59:00 PM

Publish Date: June 16, 2017

This report by Analysis Group was commissioned by AEE and AWEA in order to independently answer questions asked by Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid.

In the report, Analysis Group finds it is market forces – primarily low-cost natural gas and flat demand for electricity – that are causing some coal and nuclear power plants to retire, and not state and federal policies supporting renewable energy development. 

The report finds that the changing electricity resource mix poses no threat to reliability of the nation’s power system. The Analysis Group report has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy to inform the review directed by Secretary Perry.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Wholesale Markets