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The GCPA MISO Southern Regional Conference was heard

The GCPA MISO Southern Regional Conference was heard

NEW ORLEANS – Managing Director of MISO John Bear opened the MISO Southern Regional Conference on the Gulf Coast Power Association, which reported on RTO's strategic initiatives and the 5 500-year storm that he stated had been in the region for lower than four years. 19659002] ”I'm not a statistician, but I feel they are not 500-year-old storms. This polar swirl thing is actual and occurs more typically. I depart in the debate why it happens… but we don't care. We only know that it’s occurring and we’ve to cope with it. ”

About 200 legal professionals, analysts, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders participated in the Gulf Coast Energy Affiliation MISO Southern Regional Conference in New Orleans last week. | © RTO Insider

Bear also responded to considerations he has heard from government regulators and others that MISO prices are rising.

He stated the RTO's administrative payment continues to be around 38 cents / MWh, ”which is true with PJM. there are half [the rate] of the following RTO, which is even close to our scale and skill to regulate prices. “

He admitted that MISO's transfer costs have risen, but said the $ 5.5 billion investment as a result of the transfer of RTO The expansion plan produces energy savings of at least 3: 1. "So, the energy costs will fall when the transfer costs increase."

He also said that the increase in transfer is necessary for MISO's efforts to clarify its interconnection sequence. “If we don't add the transfer, it won't help. It is still slow and I would say it will be ineffective. ”

North-South broadcast

Karhu stated that consideration must be given to the consideration of attainable transfer tasks between the southern and northern elements of MISO. Participate in Comprehensive Regional Evaluation

John Bear © RTO Insider, Managing Director of MISO

He stated that MTEP 19 is contemplating two totally different era portfolio mixtures, suggesting accelerated fleet change and decentralized and evolving know-how. “They look very different from the present [portfolio]. And so you understand how to optimize the transmission network to work with that portfolio.

"I think we need to look into it," he added. "If not useful, and quite a significant advantage … so we're not going to build a transfer port."

In MTEP 17, MISO carried out a "footprint diversity study" to identify transfer projects that increase connectivity in the regions. However, the study found that none of the 35 projects exceeded the 1.25 cost-benefit criteria based on the adjusted production cost. (See "No Tx coming to the North-South constraint", MTEP 17 Proposal: 343 new broadcasting projects at $ 2.6B).

Brubaker & Associates | © RTO Insider

“While it is important to look at the overall MISO footprint and to have solutions that work for the entire MISO footprint, the reality is that we have a 85,000 MW system in the North Central region [and] 35,000– The MW system in the south combined with 3000 MW shoes, ”stated Jub Dauphinais, director of Brubaker & Associates. "So when we have these [emergencies] they are usually the northern and central events or southern events because we have reached the mission limit very quickly." for futures, he requested: "Do we have the right criteria? Do we measure the right things? organizational leader, suggested that RTO should take a new look at the northern and southern transfer extension that includes "500 yr" storms that were not in the original analysis

Paul Jett, GridLiance | © RTO Insider

Hawkins said, that one of his group's two strategic focus areas for the year is whether there is a business model holistic from down "view, enhancements to the transmission.

" States want to be involved in developing the assumptions related to the larger image transfer plans, business evaluation. Our authority must therefore play a strong part in this process: guiding the assumptions, making sure that the appropriate benefits are included in such an analysis, and that the uncertainty of this changing resource mix is ​​accurately taken into account because states have very different views on what the future looks like… and then at the end of this process [find] if the broadcast is the correct answer or not. ”

Marcus Hawkins, MISO Organization | © RTO Insider

The second priority of OMS is ready to respond if FERC orders a distributed energy source. The Commission opened a relevant letter (RM18-9, AD18-10) in February 2018, separating it from energy storage regulation. (See FERC's Rules for Adding a Storage Bar to the Market). "And this millennium might be associated with it," he said, sparking laughter.

LMRs under attack?

"We assumed, after which it was right that if we had enough generations to have the ability to fill one peak hour, we might" be fine for the rest of the year, "says Richard Doying, Government Vice President, Advertising Strategy and Improvement at MISO. just that this isn’t the case availability of assets per hour throughout the year. ”

Richard Doying, MISO | © RTO Insider

Dauphinais stated that not one of the three MISO southern largest production occasions since 2017 has occurred in the summer. They contained one April 4, 2017, "which is the least likely time of year when you expect you have a problem with power delivery to load," he stated.

The second occurred on September 15, 2018, Saturday. “In my 35 years of experience in this field across the country, I can never remember a capacity alert on Saturday,” Dauphinais stated. "So we have something unusual here."

Dauphinais drew consideration to major deliberate downtime, lack of quick start-up (two hours or less) "and probably retirement of older natural fuel

Last week, FERC accredited considered one of three sets of proposed rule modifications MISO has submitted as a part of RAN Part 1 that load-changing assets commit themselves to the shortest reporting time (see related story, MISO LMR Capability Guidelines Get FERC Approval). as greatest as their minimum features, ”defined Jeff Bladen, Managing Director of MISO Market Improvement. a 2001-2009 and that the present peaks are equal to the typical value. | © RTO Insider

Dauphinais stated that industrial clients are nervous that during RAN Part 3, which can embrace seasonal capability accreditation, MISO seems to be… retrieving LMRs.

“All resources must be taken into account. No [just] LMR. Long start times, high minimum power, high variable cost generators are not very different from LMRs with a long delivery time, he said.

"If market design and product changes need to be credible and effective, you will better recognize them first – before you begin to see how much capacity you are going to be credited with, a load-changing resource or other resources," Dauphinais continued.

”LMRs and other assets shouldn’t have their capacity accredited if they don’t present the brand new product that MISO needs. As an alternative… MISO should create a separate marketplace for this product if it is really mandatory and has the assets to compete for it. It also includes a response to demand. … Demand response is just not the reason for this drawback. It's one of many options. "

Unbiased Market Monitor David Patton © RTO Insider

MISO Unbiased Market Monitor David Patton stated most LMRs have been unable to help in April 2017 and January 2018 when their reporting occasions have been longer than two hours. He did not agree on the need for brand spanking new products that, as an alternative, require improved demand demand curves to make sure efficient pricing.

”I have not seen any evidence we’d like for brand spanking new products. … When you’ve got a great lack of pricing, people who can begin in two hours will receives a commission, and people who can't get paid, he stated. "In full respect of LMRs, the 12-hour LMR is almost worthless."

However, Patton stated MISO might supply "very attractive prices" to industrial LMRs that may respond to emergencies.

He stated that lots of MISO South's cogeneration models can be actually good 30-minute backup providers. And once we don't have 30-minute reservations, they might get a cost, even if we don't install them – which suggests they don't even have to chop the load, but they might get paid $ 500- $ 1000 / MW depending on the way it's priced. "

Bladen said that improving the pricing of defects is part of RTO's" above-mentioned answer ".

Jeff Bladen, MISO | © RTO Insider

”There are not any silver meat answers. It's not just about downtime coordination, he stated. “It is not only the emergence of LMRs in an emergency that is the most important part of the fleet. It does not only concern the pricing of scarcity. But it is indeed all the above. "

Bladen challenged Dauphinais & # 39; s claim that LMR has no chance of earning extra compensation in accordance with the rules adopted last week.

”To the extent that there is a view that the reward is a Product that is requested, nothing prevents the house owners of LMR's assets [from offering] from promoting at a premium worth,” Bladen stated.

“We want to adapt our market to meet changing requirements. The need for flexibility is different today and probably tomorrow than yesterday. The reason we haven't dealt with it before is that the need was coming rather than us. ”

“ Highest Usage ”for Storage?

GridLiance's Jett stated that his try and hold MISO's proposals for storage as a Transfer Property (SATA) is an effective "first step", however he needs to ensure that the fee sharing guidelines place transmission system house owners and non-TOs on a "flat footing" . (See MISO opens strategies for recording for all Tx venture varieties.)

Khai Le, Energy Costs Inc., categorized MISO's essential market modifications in 2018, saying RTO earned an A minus or A. | © RTO Insider

"I've been round Mison lengthy, long, long time and lived within the debate on the sharing of the price of every, so I understand all the issues on each side – on three sides, 4 sides. It's onerous to think about, ”Jett stated.

Managing Director Bear stated that though the MISO mission queue has flooded with wind and solar tasks, “one thing we haven't seen in the queue is storage. ”

Along with stakeholder discussions on SIS guidelines, MISO employees strives to determine the" greatest, highest use "of technology, Bear said.

Batteries can be the most valuable quick reagents that help MISO operators balance the system around its growing wind and solar energy, "making an attempt to save lots of power for them," Bear said.

"The footprint of MISO is so giant and different that it’s certainly the last word storage gadget," he stated. “But as we move forward, it can turn into opportunities and technologies for exchanging stocks or batteries.

“We have almost internally forced ourselves to call them a battery, unlike storage, just because we don't want to assume what their best use is. ”

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