Electric Power ›› 2017, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (4): 28-34.doi: 10.11930/j.issn.1004-9649.2017.04.028.07

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Clean Energy Generation and Dispatch in Reformed Wholesale Electricity Markets:Experience in the United States

David Hurlbut1, MA Li2, Ella Chou1, ZHANG Fan2, FAN Menghua2, LI Jing2, QU Haoyuan2   

  1. 1. Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory,Washington, D.C. 20024-2157, the US;
    2. Corporate Strategy Department, State Grid Energy Research Institute, Beijing 102209, China
  • Received:2017-03-01 Online:2017-04-20 Published:2017-04-13
  • Supported by:
    This work is supported by Technical Research Project《Study of the Evaluation Technic and Implementation of Power System Operator Mechanisms Leading to World Class Dispatching》 of State Grid Corporate of China (No. SGJS0000DKJS1501023).

Abstract: In recent years, the US electricity market has undergone several stages of reform, and gradually formed the market where the wholesale electricity price is determined by the supply and demand. The US electricity market also changes along with the rapid development of clean energy, forming a number of the market mechanisms that is specifically developed for clean energy power generation characteristics. On the basis of discussing the pricing mechanism of US electricity market, this paper analyzes the experience and practice of encouraging renewable energy development policy and clean energy dispatch from the angle of market mechanism and dispatching decision, and puts forward the reference for clean energy dispatching in China.

Key words: US electricity market, clean energy, dispatch

CLC Number: 

  • TK01