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Power Markets in U.S. Advance Key Steps to Improving Reliability

Oct. 13, 2021, 10:16 PM

The U.S. West and the Southeast have hit key milestones in electricity trading, advancing efforts for utilities to better integrate renewables and improve reliability as the regions undergo massive energy transitions.

The California Independent System Operator and utilities in the West on Wednesday kicked off a 14-month process to design a day-ahead market, the biggest effort to coordinate their power trading after more than 15 years of debate. Separately, a proposal by companies including Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co. and Dominion Energy Inc. to trade real-time power in the Southeast cleared a federal regulatory hurdle.

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