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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

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.

2017 ISO/RTO Market Designs and Comparison
September 5, 2017 – The IRC Markets Committee has released an updated 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.

“GO15 Reliable and Sustainable Power Grids” is a voluntary initiative of the world’s 18 largest power grid operators.  The members represent more than 70% of the world’s electricity demand, provide electricity to 3.4 billion consumers on the 6 continents and are responsible for integrating 2,518 GW of generation capacity into the grid, of which 21% is from renewable energy sources. GO15 investigates fundamental issues of common interest to its members and develops joint action plans addressing improvement of power system security.