This briefing note takes a look at how Germany and US states in the PJM region are addressing several shared opportunities and challenges in their competitive power markets, and offers some observations that emerge from the comparisons. PJM Interconnection is the largest independent power system operator in the US serving 13 different states and Washington D.C.
We begin by summarizing trends and common themes in both regions, and the challenges both face in adapting to them. Next we identify key institutional and economic differences between Germany and PJM. We finish by presenting some of the lessons learned from experience in each region and how the other might make use of that learning.
The note intends to spur dialogue at the first Germany-PJM States Energy Trends Forum, taking place in Chicago on October 31st and November 1st 2018, hosted by the Organization of the PJM States Incorporated (OPSI) and by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the occasion of the OPSI Annual Meeting.
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