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Battle cries of price gouging, price suppression and threatened reliability res-ounded across the six-state region of New England`s restructured wholesale electricity marketplace as the Independent System Operator New England (ISO-NE) and generators took stock after their initial 10-month run.
As robust competition begins to emerge in restructured electricity markets, the dissemination of electricity information to consumers and regulators will play an increasingly vital role. The need for reliable information, critical to building consumer confidence in nascent green power markets, underscores the importance of developing legitimate tracking systems to validate claims made by power marketers about their electricity products and supply portfolios.
Independent transmission system operators (ITSOs) are adopting diverse strategies for addressing the physical and political needs of their regions. They are entrusted with the complicated tasks of ensuring non-discriminatory and reliable transmission access, administering regional transmission tariffs, and in some cases, operating power exchanges.