Placing your bets on solar and scarcity in ERCOT

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Placing your bets on solar and scarcity in ERCOT

Over the past year, interest in solar development in ERCOT has increased significantly. Does this signal trouble for existing units hoping for higher scarcity pricing? And can solar developers themselves bet on the notion of high scarcity payments for their plants? Looking at resource profiles and potential shifts in net peak load provides a picture of how scarcity pricing will play out.

Read this paper to see how the potential influx of solar in ERCOT will affect the market.

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  1. Dinesh Madan, Director, Energy Power Markets

    Dinesh Madan joined ICF in 2005 and has been extensively involved in the areas of energy market modeling, wholesale power market assessment, asset valuation and financial modeling, and restructuring and litigation support including contract evaluation and risk assessment.   View bio