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Regional Transmission Organizations

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RTO/ISO Market Reports

RTO Cost Benefit Analyses

2013

Barton, Lisa. "RTOs: Successes and Challenges." Harvard Electricity Policy Group 72nd Plenary Session, September 26, 2013. 9 pages.

Brown, Garry. "Regional Transmission Organizations: Successes and Challenges." Harvard Electricity Policy Group 72nd Plenary Session, September 26, 2013. 20 pages.

LaPlante, David. “Markets and Generator Fuel Security in New England.” Presentation to Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 68th Plenary Session, October 11, 2012. 13 pages.

Ott, Andrew. "Regional Transmission Organizations: Successes and Challenges." Harvard Electricity Policy Group 72nd Plenary Session, September 26, 2013. 8 pages.

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2012

The Brattle Group. "ERCOT Investment Incentives and Resource Adequacy." June 1, 2012.

ISO New England. "Aligning Markets and Planning." ISO Discussion Paper. June 13, 2012.

PJM. FTR Revenue Stakeholder Report. 4/30/2012.

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2011

Bowring, Joseph. "Challenges for Market Monitors." Presentation to Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 63rd Plenary Session, Washington, DC. June 2, 2011. 22 pages.

Harvey, Scott. "The Evolving Role of Market Monitors in the Electricity Industry." Presentation to Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 63rd Plenary Session, Washington, DC. June 2, 2011. 17 pages.

LaPlante, David. "ISO/RTO Market Monitoring Structure and Challenges." Presentation to Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 63rd Plenary Session, Washington, DC. June 2, 2011. 15 pages.

Leach, Bradford. "The Use of ISO/RTO Prices for Futures Contract Final Settlement." APEx Conference 2011, Rio De Janeiro. October 24, 2011

Patton, David. "Independent Market Monitoring: Current Issues." Presentation to Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 63rd Plenary Session, Washington, DC. June 2, 2011. 6 pages.

MISO ELMP filing, December 22, 2011.

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2009

IRC 2009 State of the Markets Report. September, 2009. 35 pages.

Compete Coalition. Study Finds Alternative Power Market Proposals Reflect Fundamental Misunderstandings of RTO Markets. News release, April 16, 2009.

California ISO Launches New & Improved Markets. News release, April 1, 2009.

2008

Glazer, Craig. RTO Accountability: The Mission and the Measurement. Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 53rd Plenary Session, December 11, 2008. 26 pages.

Holstein, Michael. RTO Performance: Are They Accountable? Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 53rd Plenary Session, December 11, 2008. 8 pages.

Kelly, Susan. RTO Performance, or - “What’s My Motivation Here?” Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 53rd Plenary Session, December 11, 2008. 14 pages.

Ludwigson, Jon. Oversight of RTO's. Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group 53rd Plenary Session, December 11, 2008. 13 pages.

2007

Riousa, Vincent, Jean-Michel Glachant, Yannick Perez, Philippe Dessante. The diversity of design of TSOs.

ICF Consulting. Independent Assessment of Midwest ISO Operational Benefits. 26 March 2007. Presentation,
39 pages.

Harvey, Scott, Bruce McConihe and Susan Pope. Analysis of the Impact of Coordinated Electricity Markets on Consumer Electricity Charges. 18 June 2007. Paper, 72 pages.

Adams, Kurt. Beneficiaries Pay: Why and How Much? 31 May 2007. Presentation, 14 pages.

Jaeger, Doug. Beneficiaries of Transmission Expansion: Who, Where, When and How Much? 31 May 2007. Presentation, 17 pages.

Moeller, Clair. Electrical Transmission Tariffs: Who Benefits, Who Pays, and Who Decides? 31 May 2007. Presentation, 8 pages.

Ott, Andrew. Transmission Expansion Analysis. 31 May 2007. Presentation, 12 pages.

Tierney, Susan and Edward Kahn (Analysis Group). A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New York Independent System Operator: The Initial Years. March 2007. Report, 52 pages.

2006

Hogan, William. Electricity Market Restructuring: Markets, Market Design, and RTOs. 30 November 2006. Presentation, 27 pages.

Jones, Dan. Market Monitoring and Market Design. 30 November 2006. Presentation, 15 pages.

Ott, Andrew. HEPG Discussion: RTO: Fox or Hedgehog? 30 November 2006. Presentation, 10 pages.

Wilde, Dean. Electricity Markets Outlook. 30 November 2006. Presentation, 12 pages.

Kwoka, John. Restructuring the U.S. Electric Power Sector: A Review of Recent Studies. November 2006 (with addendum 7 December 2006). Report, 92 pages.

Shanefelter, Jennifer Kaiser. Restructuring, Ownership and Efficiency: The Case of Labor in Electricity Generation. November 2006. Working paper, 43 pages.

DC Energy. Effects of 4/25/06 FERC RSG Order on Convergence of MISO Markets. 6 October 2006. Paper, 45 pages.

National Grid. Transmission and Wind Energy: Capturing the Prevailing Winds for the Benefit of Customers. September 2006. Paper, 26 pages.

Mohre, David. The Need For A Changed Vision For RTOs. 2 June 2006. Presentation, 14 pages.

Mansour, Yakout. RTOs/ISOs: The Creature and the Creator; The Benefit/Cost of Having Children. 2 June 2006. Presentation, 5 pages.

Laughlin, Kenneth. Regional Transmission Organizations. 2 June 2006. Presentation, 14 pages.

2005

Eto, Joseph, Bernard Lesieutre and Douglas Hale. A Review of Recent RTO Benefit-Cost Studies: Toward More Comprehensive Assessments of FERC Electricity Restructuring Policies. December 2005. Paper, 61 pages.

Leuthold, Florian, Ina Rumiantseva, Hannes Weigt, Till Jeske and Christian von Hirschhausen. Nodal Pricing in the German Electricity Sector -- A Welfare Economics Analysis, with Particular Reference to Implementing Offshore Wind Capacities. September 2005. Paper, 33 pages.

2004

Winter, Terry (CAISO). RTOs: Enterprise, Regulator or Service Organization? 1 March 2004. Presentation, 12 pages.

2003

Hybrid Proposal to RTO West. Introduction to RRG Drafting Team Proposal. 17 November 2003. Draft, 13 pages.

Herling, Steven. PJM Regional Transmission Planning Process. 11 December 2003. Presentation, 10 pages.

Edelston, Bruce. Participant Funding: The SeTrans Proposal. 11 December 2003. Presentation, 26 pages.

Apt, Jay and Lester Lave. Electric Gridlock: A National Solution. 1 October 2003. Perspectives, 3 pages.

Mayhew, James. The Virtues of a Virtual RTO. 26 September 2003. Presentation, 19 pages.

Boston, Terry. The Virtues of Virtual RTOs. 26 September 2003. Presentation, 29 pages.

Scott, Harvey. The Virtues of Virtual RTOs. 26 September 2003. Presentation, 16 pages.

Ott, Andrew. PJM-MISO: Achieving a Virtual RTO Through a Joint Operating Agreement. 26 September 2003. Presentation, 12 pages.

Greenleaf, Steve. The Costs and Benefits of Cost-Benefit Studies: A Client’s Perspective (“To LMP or Not to LMP”). 22 May 2003. Presentation, 20 pages.

Henderson, Steve. RTO Cost Benefit Analysis. 22 May 2003. Presentation, 11 pages.

2002

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Declaratory Order on Regional Transmission Organization (WestConnect RTO). 10 October 2002. FERC Order, 77 pages.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Order Granting Petition for Declaratory Order (SeTrans RTO). 10 October 2002. FERC Order, 45 pages.

Patton, David. RTO Configuration Assessment Letter. 10 July 2002. Letter, Report, 8 pages.

Randazzo, Sam. Spotlight on the RTO Board: Governance. 3 April 2002. Paper, 18 pages.

Brown, Ashley. RTO Governance. 3 April 2002. Presentation, 12 pages.

Bird, Stephen. Appendix A – RTO Governance: A Comparison of ISO Governance Structures in the US. 3 April 2002. Table, 3 pages.

Cleary, Anne. RTO Board Governance. 3 April 2002. Presentation, 9 pages.

Hogan, William. Electricity Market Design and Structure: Avoiding the Separation Fallacy. Comments submitted to FERC, Docket No. RM01-12-000. 12 March 2002. 7 pages.

ISO New England and New York ISO. Northeast RTO Agreement. 28 January 2002. Agreement, press release, 5 pages.

Comtex. PJM, MISO Planning Joint and Common Wholesale Energy Market: Single Energy Market Would Serve 27 States, the Canadian Province of Manitoba, and the District of Columbia. 21 January 2002. News story, 4 pages.

Chandley, John and William Hogan. Independent Transmission Companies in a Regional Transmission Organization.
20 December 2001. Revised 8 January 2002. Paper, 22 pages.

2001

Drom, Richard (PJM). Regional Networked Market Concept for Implementation of a Single Regional Energy Market Including Allegheny Power, New England, New York and PJM. 18 September 2001. Paper, 13 pages.

ISO New England and New York ISO. The Option 1M Implementation Plan. 10 September 2001. Presentation, paper,
15 pages.

Shanker, Roy. Is a Single Reasonable NE Market Feasible? An Initial Analysis of Technology and Scalability. August 2001. Paper, 10 pages.

PJM. Comments of PJM to the Interregional RTO Technical Conference. 2 July 2001. FERC document, 21 pages.

Harris, Philip. PJM Overview. 4 April 2001. Presentation, 5 pages.

Museler, William. Embracing the Future (Commentary on NY State Electricity Markets). 4 April 2001. Presentation, ,br>24 pages.

New York ISO. Power Alert: New York’s Energy Crossroads. March 2001. Paper and appendices, 52 pages.

2000

Raskin, David. Grid South Transco, LLC. 8 December 2000. Presentation.

Crane, Cindy. RTO West. 8 December 2000. Presentation.

Hogan, William. The RTO Millenium Order: Following Through or Falling Apart. 8 December 2000. Presentation.

Riley, Rick. Overview of the Partnership SPP RTO. 8 December 2000. Presentation.

Hogan, William. Regional Transmission Organizations: Millennium Order on Designing Market Institutions for Electric Network Systems. May 2000. Paper, 58 pages.

TXU. Restructuring the Texas Electric Industry. March 2000.

Szwed, Stan. The Transition to Regional Transmission Organizations: The Alliance RTO. 16 March 2000. Presentation.

Newman, William. Transition: A Never-Ending Process. 16 March 2000. Presentation.

Nunnally, Ron. RTO Development: California Perspective. 16 March 2000. Presentation.

Wolak, Frank. Designing and Monitoring a Regional Transmission Organization: Comments on FERC Order 2000.
21 January 2000. Presentation.

Hogan, William. Regional Transmission Organizations: Designing Market Institutions for Electric Network Systems.
21 January 2000. Presentation.

Berry, William. Regional Transmission Organizations: The Rulemaking and the Rules. Presentation to the Twenty-First Plenary Session of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 21 January 2000.

Stagliano, Vito. Regional Transmission Organizations. 21 January 2000. Presentation.

1999

Hogan, William. FERC Policy on Regional Transmission Organizations: Comments in Response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. 16 August 1999. Regulatory analysis, 68 pages.

Hogan, William. The RTO NOPR: No Mandate But a Plan that Works Public Utilities Fortnightly. 1 July 1999.

Kelly, Susan. If This Transco is the Key, Let's Find Another Door. American Public Power Association. January-February 1999.

1998

New York ISO. Presentation on ISO. 20 November 1998.

Landrieu, Pete. GRIDCOS and ISOs Perfect Together. 20 November 1998. Presentation.

Naumann, Steven. Supporting Markets Through Regional Institutions: The Midwest ISO. 20 November 1998. Presentation.

Landgren, Dale. Regional Boundaries and Regional Institutions. 20 November 1998. Presentation.

Angle, Stephen. Talking Points for Discussion. 20 November 1998. Presentation.

Emery, N. Beth. Memo: Transco's vs. ISO's - A Personal Perspective. 9 November 1998.

Northern States Power. An Independent Transmission Company: Conceptual Tariff Structure. 20 October 1998.

Hirst, Eric and Brendan Kirby. The Functions, Metrics, Costs, and Prices for Three Ancillary Services. October 1998.

Cramton, Peter and Robert Wilson. A Review of ISO New England's Proposed Market Rules. 9 September 1998. Presentation.

Macias, Jim. Summer 1998, California's Experience. 9 September 1998. Presentation.

Federal Trade Commission (Bureau of Economics). Docket to Consider Competition in the Precision of Retail Electric Service. Before the Public Service Commission of the State of Mississippi. 28 August 1998.

Kaplan, Susan. Ancillary Services - A Brief Comparison of Four ISOs. Background Memorandum for the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's 17th Plenary Session. 31 August 1998.

Wolak, Frank, Robert Nordhaus and Carl Shapiro. Preliminary Report on the Operation of the Ancillary Services Markets of the California Independent System Operator (ISO). 19 August 1998.

Bohn, Roger, Alvin Klevorick and Charles Stalon. Report on Market Issues in the California Power Exchange Energy Markets. 17 August 1998.

Hogan, William. FERC Policy on Independent System Operators: Supplemental Comments. 1 May 1998.

Hogan, William. Getting the Prices Right in PJM: April Analysis and Summary. 4 May 1998.

Hogan, William. Synopsis of Proposed Comments. FERC Public Conference Concerning the Commission's Policy on Independent System Operators. 15-16 April 1998.

Callender, C. Terry. The Future of the Independent System Operator. 9 April 1998. Presentation.

William Hogan. Getting the Prices Right in PJM. 7 April 1998.

William Hogan. Independent System Operator: Pricing and Flexibility in a Competitive Electricity Market. February 1998.

1997

Hogan, William. WEPEX: What's Wrong with Least Cost? 16 November 1997.

Callender, C. Terry. Transmission Scheduling. 25 September 1997. Presentation.

Budhraja, Vikram. California's ISO and Power Exchange: The Building Blocks of a Competitive Market. American Bar Association Panel Discussion, 5 August 1997.

Farrow, Dyke. The Independent System Operator as Proposed for New York. May 1997.

Saathoff, Kent. The ERCOT ISO: First Steps. 15-16 May 1997.

PJM. Executive Summary of Phillip Harris on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection. 28 April 1997.

Walton, Steven. IndeGO Transmission Expansion Strategy. 10 April 1997. Presentation.

WEPEX. Reports on Transmission Expansion. 6 February 1997.

O'Neill, Richard. Rules and Institutions for Imperfect Markets. 10 January 1997. Presentation.

Cullen Hitt, Carrie. Summary of Recent ISO-Type Governance Proposals Draft. 9 January 1997. Background paper.

Roy, Ellen. Reliability Checks and Balances Draft. 9 January 1997.

Ruff, Larry. Governing and Controlling The ISO: Who and What Can Kill the Beast? 6 January 1997.

1996

Stalon, Charles. Electric Industry Governance: Reconciling Competitive Power Markets and the Physics of Complex Transmission Interconnections Draft. 4 November 1996.

Stoft, Steven. Analysis of the California WEPEX Applications to FERC. 15 October 1996.

Visnesky, Anthony and Anji Reddy. Regional Transmission Groups as a Mechanism in the Implementation of Competition: A Survey of State Public Utility Commissions. 13 September 1996.

Hogan, William. Independent System Operator: FERC Principles for Governance Draft. 13-14 June 1996.

Pierce, Richard. Governance of ISOs Draft. 13 June 1996.

Arnold, Robert. ISO Governance and Structure: A Continuing Exploration Draft. The Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 10th Plenary Session. 13 June 1996.

ERCOT ISO Working Group. ISO Joint Filing. 10 June 1996.

Hogan, William, Carrie Cullen Hitt, and Janelle Schmidt. Governance Structures for an Independent System Operator (ISO). 6 June 1996. Background paper.

Caldwell, James. Governance of the New England Wholesale Electricity Market. Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 21 March 1996.

Dragoumis, Paul. ISO Governance Draft. 21 March 1996. Presentation.

Dragoumis, Paul. ISO - It Isn't What You Think It Is - Or Is It? Draft. 21 March 1996. Presentation.

Hogan, William. ISO Governance: Who Decides Who Decides? When? How? Draft. 21 March 1996. Presentation.

Walton, Steven. ISO Governance: Function Over Form Draft. 21 March 1996. Presentation.

Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee. Legal Committee Report. 14 March 1996.

Pacific Northwest Utility Conference Committee. Evaluation and Description of Alternative Organizational Structures Draft. Phase I Report. 5 March 1996.

Ashley, Jim and Jose Delgado. Making It Work: Pieces of the Electrical Puzzle. Draft. March 1996.

Hogan, William. An Independent System Operator: Criteria for Competitive Electricity Markets Draft. March 1996.

Thomas, S.C. ISO/PE Two Sides of the Same Coin in PJM Draft. 26 January 1996.

Budhraja, Vikram. Utility Industry Structure for a Competitive Market: Independent System Operator and the Power Exchange. Presentation to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group's Ninth Plenary Session, 26 January 1996.

Joskow, Paul. Comments at FERC Technical Conference Concerning Independent System Operators and Reform of Power Pools under the Federal Power Act, in re FERC RM95-8-000 and RM94-7-001. 24 January 1996.

Hogan, William. An Independent System Operator: Criteria for Competitive Electricity Markets. FERC Technical Conference Concerning Independent System Operators and Reform of Power Pools Under the Federal Power Act (RM95-8-000 and RM94-7-001) Draft. 24 January 1996.

1995

Hogan, William. Coordination for Competition in an Electricity Market. Response to an Inquiry Concerning Alternative Power Pooling Institutions Under the Federal Power Act. FERC Docket No. RM94-20-000. 2 March 1995.

1994

Tranen, Jeffrey. New England RTG Proposal. 12 May 1994. Presentation.

Western Association for Transmission Systems Coordination. Summary of the December 1993 Draft Bylaws and Subsequent Revisions. 6 April 1994.

New England Electric System. New England RTG Proposal. 5 April 1994.

Walton, Steven. Summary Description of Western Regional Transmission Association. 2 April 1994.

Southwest Regional Transmission Association. Summary. 31 March 1994.

1993

National Independent Electricity Producers. Utility Transmission Dialogue. 25 February 1993.

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FERC Rulings and Reports

Financial Markets

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Investment Incentives/Risk Allocation

Lessons from Abroad

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Merchant Transmission

Mergers, Market Power and Anti-Trust

National Energy Policy

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