About the Event
RFF partnered with World Resources Institute to co-host a follow-up workshop aimed at deepening stakeholder understanding of how non-utility generation is and will be financed, and exploring the implications for wholesale market design and operations.
Rapid expansion of zero- and low-carbon generating capacity requires effective policy frameworks for both vertically integrated utilities and organized (restructured) electricity markets. In July, WRI convened a workshop to discuss potential frameworks for market design reform and identify areas of stakeholder interest. Resources for the Future and the National Renewable Energy Lab convened an earlier workshop in September 2017 that considered a range of options for organizing electricity transactions in the face of rapid technological change and related areas for new research.
The event included presentations and discussions to illuminate the variety of financial instruments that developers use to de-risk their projects and secure financing (a world that is often less than transparent to policymakers). The discussion also explored how market designs can and should reflect the changing nature of market risks and the instruments available for managing those risks.
For slide decks used by select speakers in the workshop, please see the links below:
- Financial Arrangements Behind New Generating Capacity (Elise Caplan, Director of Electric Market Analysis, American Public Power Association)
- Financing the Efficient Decarbonization of the Power Sector (Steve Corneli, Principal, Strategies for Clean Energy Innovation)
- Long-Term Market Design (Eric Gimon, Senior Fellow, Energy Innovation)
- The Effects of Shifting Policies and Market Conditions for New Generation (David Feldman, Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
- De-Centralized and De-Carbonized: Efficient Power Market Entry and Exit (Rob Gramlich, President, Grid Strategies)
- Market Design for the Clean Energy Transition (Dan Reicher, Senior Fellow, Stanford Law School)
Click here to view the event on the WRI website.