Transmission Grid Access and Pricing in Norway, Spain, and California: A Comparative Study

Transmission Grid Access and Pricing in Norway, Spain, and California: A Comparative Study

TitleTransmission Grid Access and Pricing in Norway, Spain, and California: A Comparative Study
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHelle Grønli, Tomás Gómez, Chris Marnay
Conference NamePower Delivery Europe
Date Published09/1999
Conference LocationMadrid, Spain
Keywordsconsortium for electric reliability technology solutions (certs), reliability and markets
Abstract

The openness of the transmission grid and the incentives given by transmission pricing form the foundation for retail and wholesale competition in the electricity market. The deregulated markets of Norway, Spain, and California all have introduced retail access and wholesale competition, although with different approaches to pricing of transmission grid services. This paper will briefly describe the three different solutions, and discuss some of their implications.