Every US electricity market is changing rapidly. How can developers determine where to focus their efforts? A massive deployment of wind, solar and batteries is underway due to renewable mandates, growing corporate purchases, and utility decarbonization goals, which is only expected to accelerate as a focus of the Biden administration. These resources must compete in regional wholesale electricity markets, while at the same time they are forcing dramatic changes to the risks and rewards within each market.
This advanced course will enable decision makers to gain in-depth understanding of opportunities for extracting value and the associated risks in each regional market. Leidos’ staff will discuss how the accelerating introduction of solar, storage and offshore wind is likely to affect price formation, as well as the value of providing capacity and reliability services in each of the wholesale markets. They will also use recent data to evaluate the impact of market and policy changes on asset performance and value, including the potential fallout from the February ERCOT freeze. They will draw on decades of experience advising dozens of buyers and sellers to highlight the key issues that matter most and differentiate the projects in each market that will be successful from those that may falter