19 Mar '12, 3pm

Grid Operator’s Report Details Energy Market Shift to Clean Energy

Grid Operator’s Report Details Energy Market Shift to Clean Energy

PJM Interconnection is the country's largest grid operator Regional transmissions organizations (RTO) may be the most important factor that you’ve never heard of in America’s shift toward a clean energy future. PJM Interconnection’s 2011 State of the Market Report details how energy market forces in the highly technical RTO system are retiring coal power plants, encouraging renewable energy generation, and stimulating demand response while reducing consumer electricity costs. RTOs, Defined Think of RTOs as air traffic controllers of the electric grid, managing electricity generation and transmission over large regional grids to ensure reliable power supply at the lowest possible price. Wholesale power is bid into the system by generators in a competitive auction and purchased for sale to consumers by utilities, with overall demand being filled from the cheapest to most exp...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/19/grid-operators-report...

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