Leo Guzman

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How America Could Go Dark

Dozens of break-ins examined by The Wall Street Journal show how orders to secure the power grid have still left tens of thousands of utility substations vulnerable to terrorist saboteurs<p>An early morning passerby phoned in a report of two people with flashlights prowling inside the fence of an …

Bakersfield

The Oil Price Shock: Primary, Secondary and Collateral Effects

In the last few weeks, financial markets have been rocked by the drop in oil prices, and in the process reminded us of three realities. The first is …

Oil

Energy Disconnect

Events are shaping up that could, if they converge, cause a massive disruption in the nation’s power supply.<p>Each leg of the energy triad is being …

Walking the Fuzzy Bright Line

Since the 1990s, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has undertaken several major efforts to restructure the electric industry to …

Long-Term Assets in a Real-Time World

Rapid changes in electric power markets are posing new challenges for operators of generating facilities across the country. While spark spreads are …

Valuing Distributed Storage

As advanced technologies – such as electricity storage – reach commercial viability, entities looking to adopt and deploy the technology are …

Electricity Rate Hikes in California? Not the Jolt Clean Energy Opponents Claim.

A coalition of industry trade groups that have long opposed California’s clean energy policies funded a report about a month ago that blamed …

Improving Capacity Markets

Capacity markets have been a significant source of controversy since the inception of competitive wholesale markets. While there are many regulatory …

New York ISO real-time power prices soar above $2,500/MWH - Electric Power

Real-time power prices in western New York continued to soar Monday, breaching the $2,500/MWh mark shortly before 3 p.m. EDT in West A zone as high …