Category Archives : Energy Markets

What Moves the Ex Post Variable Profit of Natural-Gas-Fired Generation in CA?

On April 10, 2015, Posted by , In California,Energy Markets,Natural Gas, With No Comments

Chi-Keung Woo, Ira Horowitz, Jay Zarnikau, Jack Moore, Brendan Schneiderman, Tony Ho, and Eric Leung | Fourth coming in The Energy Journal Frontier principal Dr. Jay Zarnikau and industry partners in Hong Kong document the ex post variable profit effects of multiple fundamental drivers on natural-gas-fired electricity generation. Findings support California’s…

EE Programs in a Restructured Market: The Texas Framework

On March 10, 2015, Posted by , In Energy Markets,Texas, With No Comments

Jay Zarnikau PhD, Steve Isser, Amy Martin | The Electricity Journal Frontier staff examine Texas’ experience with utility-administered energy efficiency programs in a restructured market. The article highlights utilities’ successes with cost-effectively meeting modest energy efficiency goals, and identifies changes that would be required for Texas to meet the more aggressive goals…

Virtual bidding, wind generation and California’s day-ahead electricity forward premium

On December 31, 2014, Posted by , In California,Energy Markets,Renewable Energy, With No Comments

C.K. Woo, J. Zarnikau, E. Cutter, S.T. Ho, H.Y. Leung | Forthcoming in The Electricity Journal Frontier principal Dr. Jay Zarnikau and industry partners in Hong Kong examine the market-price convergence effect of virtual bidding (VB) that enables financial settlement in California’s electricity markets with large-scale wind generation. Findings suggest…

Study forthcoming in Journal of Energy Markets: Day-ahead Forward Premiums in ERCOT

On August 17, 2014, Posted by , In Energy Markets,Texas, With No Comments

Jay Zarnikau PhD, Chi-Keung Woo, Carlos Gillett, Tony Ho, Shuangshuang Zhu, Eric Leung | Forthcoming in The Journal of Energy Markets Frontier staff, with industry partners in Hong Kong, investigate market-price convergence in the competitive Texas electricity market in the presence of large-scale wind generation using a large data sample…

ERCOT Retail Demand Response Report released by Frontier Associates

On June 23, 2014, Posted by , In Energy Markets,Texas, With No Comments

2013-2014 Retail Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing Project Final Report for ERCOT Frontier’s report provides estimates of the amount of demand response occurring outside Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) formal markets for energy and ancillary services and outside the Emergency Response Service (ERS) program. Frontier analyzed survey data from…

Will the SIEPAC Transmission Project Lead to a Vibrant Electricity Market?

On November 15, 2013, Posted by , In Energy Markets, With 2 Comments

Jay Zarnikau, Ian Partridge, John Dinning, and Daniel Robles | International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Energy Forum Following years of debate, study and delay, the Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica de los Países de América Central or SIEPAC transmission line project was largely completed earlier this year. With a mere…