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NYISO Market: What the Heck Is Going On?
A Briefing on Market Dynamics and ROI
September 18, 2020 | Online :: Eastern Time

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Overview

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This workshop will examine the key trends that have upended market dynamics in the New York wholesale electricity market (NYISO), and whose future disposition will define market participant winners and losers going forward. 

Background

Recent developments in NYISO reflect significant divergences from long-run trends that create complexity and challenge paradigms.  As the market changes, some participants will see margins eroded and business models strained.  For other, better-positioned or better-informed competitors, change will bring opportunities to add value.  In all cases, a clear understanding of how the fundamental and regulatory inputs to market outcomes have evolved – and will continue to do so in the future – is increasingly important. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess market rule changes designed to address tensions between competitive markets and state policy objectives
  • Evaluate state mandates to de-carbonize the electric grid
  • Examine COVID-19 impacts on NYISO operations and market
  • Explore what’s next for NYISO market adjustments and outcomes

Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this event.

 

Instructional Methods  

This program will use PowerPoint presentations, case studies and group discussions. 

Requirements For A Successful Completion Of Program  

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

Agenda

September 18, 2020 : Eastern Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Overview and Introductions


9:15 am – 12:30 pm :: Program

(includes breaks)

  • NY State Mandates to De-Carbonize the Electric Grid
    • Related actions to support the development of new renewable generation, particularly offshore wind
    • Evaluate NYISO market impact
  • Ongoing Debates at the FERC and before the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC)
    • Market rule changes designed to address tensions between competitive markets and state policy objectives
    • How those policy exchanges are influencing the NYISO energy and capacity markets
  • NYISO’s Carbon Pricing
    • Proposal
    • Potential impacts
  • Power Plays
    • Interplay between reliability and the “DEC Peaker Rule”
    • Interplay between reliability and the pending thermal and nuclear retirements facility retirements
  • COVID-19 impacts
  • What’s incoming on the NYISO “air traffic radar” ?

12:30 p.m. :: Workshop Adjournment

Instructors

Matthew DeCourcey, Managing Director – Power and Utilities Practice, FTI Consulting

Matthew DeCourcey is a Managing Director in the Power and Utilities practice at FTI Consulting and is based in Boston.  Over the past 15 years he has provided strategic advisory services to clients operating across the energy supply chain and has advised clients regarding regulatory strategy, litigation and arbitration, transactions and business strategy. His practice focuses on assisting clients in their decisions regarding capital deployment and strategies in the face of economic and regulatory uncertainty in the markets in which they operate.  Prior to joining FTI Consulting in 2018, Mr. DeCourcey was a Principal at Concentric Energy Advisors, where he led engagements related to corporate strategy, market analysis and regulatory advisory on behalf of pipelines, generators and utilities.  He holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a BS in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.


Chelsea Osinchuk, Director – Power & Utilities, FTI Consulting

Chelsea Osinchuk is a Director within FTI Consulting’s Power & Utilities practice of Economic Consulting.  She is an economist by background, with specialized knowledge in electricity and gas markets, regulation design, cost of capital analysis, infrastructure transactions and public policy development in jurisdictions around the world.  Ms Osinchuk has provided economic and financial advice for clients such as merchant and regulated energy and utility companies, infrastructure funds, private equity investors, utility regulators, policy makers and multilateral organizations. Her economic and financial consulting experience spans North America, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.  Over the past five years, she has worked extensively to facilitate offshore wind and associated renewable transmission development, both in the US and in the UK.  Prior to joining FTI, Ms Osinchuk worked as an Economic Consultant for Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) in London, UK. She also previously worked in the capital markets division of a large multi-national investment bank.

Market Dynamics Series

Through the end of 2020, EUCI will offer a half-day workshop every two weeks that will examine the market dynamics in each of the U.S. system operators’ (ISOs) wholesale electricity markets.

NYISO Market Dynamics

Sept 18

PJM Market Dynamics

Oct 9

ISO-NE Market Dynamics

Oct 23

CAISO Market Dynamics

Nov 6

ERCOT Market Fundam’ls

Nov 20

MISO Market Dynamics

Dec 4

SPP Market Dynamics

Dec 18

The objective of each workshop is to examine the key trends that have upended market dynamics and whose future disposition will define market participant winners and losers in that specific wholesale electricity market going forward.  Each briefing will address salient and shifting movements of the following mechanisms within the specific market focus on that day:

  • Transmission Expansion
  • Energy Market
  • Capacity Market
  • FTR/Congestion Market
  • Reserve/AS Market

The briefings shall also layer in the following perspectives:

  • What might change near-term/long-term (what’s in flux or subject to revision)
  • Stakeholder responses and adjustments to optimize their involvement in the system
  • COVID-19 system/market responses and adjustments
  • Data on prices, why moving in certain directions
  • FERC Orders – past, present and future
  • Infrastructure
  • State measures within the ISO service territory that bear on market operations and performance
  • Market Monitor actions, reports and findings

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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