U.S. DOE-Funded State-Led Market Options Study

We are facilitating a two-year, state-led assessment of organized market options.

The goal is to provide a neutral forum and neutral analysis for Western states to independently and jointly evaluate options and potential impacts associated with new or more centralized wholesale energy markets.

Representatives from the following eleven states are participating on the project’s Lead Team: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

To complement Western State engagement, the State-Led Market Options Study holds quarterly stakeholder meetings to gather input from a variety of interested stakeholders, including utility operators; non-governmental organizations; consumer advocates; and state, federal and tribal agencies.

The project will use production cost modeling to evaluate relative operational benefits of alternative market constructs across various footprints. It will also include a market and regulatory review, culminating in a Market Factor scorecard for states to use in evaluating future western regional market proposals.

The State-Led Market Options Study is funded through a U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program Competitive Award received in partnership with the State Energy Offices of Idaho, Colorado and Montana.

To receive information on quarterly stakeholder meetings for the State-Led Market Options Study, please register.