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Our view of the wholesale electricity market

From our position in operating one of the largest and most modern power grids in the world, we are eager to share some of our insights on the state of the wholesale energy market and the grid, the prospects for renewable power generation and our outlook for the near and extended future.

Industry Links
Government and industry websites in the electricity industry, regulation and markets

Benefits of competitive energy markets

With many years of data available for analysis, there is ample evidence that competitive electricity markets deliver reliability and economic benefits for both wholesale and retail consumers. That evidence is detailed in a number of studies, reports and white papers, many written by independent entities.

ISO/RTO Council (IRC)
The ISO/RTO Council (IRC) is an industry organization consisting of representatives from the 10 Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) in North America. Collectively these organizations serve two-thirds of electricity consumers in the United States and more than 50 percent of Canada's population.

2014 ISO/RTO Market Designs and Comparison
March 12, 2015 – The IRC has released an overview and comparison of market design features in each Independent System Operator/ Regional Transmission Operator market. This report includes an executive summary, overview document and detailed comparison.

2013 North American Demand Response Characteristics Comparison
February 28, 2014 - The IRC has released the 2013 update of the North American Wholesale Electricity Demand Response Comparison. This updated document contains summary information for wholesale electricity demand response programs, products, and services administered by the ISOs and RTOs in North America. This year's comparison covers 51 products and services associated with 48 performance evaluation models.