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November 03, 2016
Judy Chang to Discuss Future of California Electricity Market at LSI Conference

Brattle Principal Judy Chang will present at the Law Seminars International (LSI) 18th Annual Conference on Electric Power in California, taking place November 3-4, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA and also available via webcast.

The conference will provide an in-depth look into the changes taking place in California surrounding energy infrastructure, regulation, and markets. Topics to be discussed include: the future role of California's IOUs and how they could address the increasing prevalence of distributed energy resources; the roles of natural gas and energy storage in grid reliability; how and when California will get to 50 percent RPS and how renewable resources will be integrated onto the grid; and the opportunities and pitfalls in light of the 50% RPS, Net Energy Metering 2.0, competitive transmission siting, and a move towards a western ISO.

Ms. Chang will present on “The California Electricity Market of 2020 and Beyond.” Her presentation will cover the economic perspective on expansion of CAISO Energy Imbalance Market vs. a new ISO to replace CAISO and the WECC, and the impacts on regional resource adequacy levels and flexibility; migration to preferred resources; prices; and electric and ancillary service markets. Ms. Chang is a co-author of a recent study for the California ISO that examines the impacts of a regional power market in the Western U.S.

For more information, please visit LSI’s website. Ms. Chang's presentation is available for download below.