Episode 1 – Understanding U.S. Energy Markets w/ Suedeen Kelly, Former FERC Commissioner

July 19, 2024

For our inaugural New Generation episode, Elena and Pete speak with Suedeen Kelly about U.S. energy markets, how they work, and the role that energy efficiency plays in them.

Episode Notes

Suedeen Kelly is a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner and a rock star in the clean energy world! She is credited with spearheading meaningful change in numerous regulatory policies.

In this episode, we will cover …

0:00 – Introduction

3:00 – Energy Markets Overview

4:46 – Day Ahead Market, Real-Time Market, and Capacity Markets

6:55 – Energy Efficiency Participation

12:50 – FERC History of Energy Efficiency as a Market Resource

17:44 – Ideas to Further Enable EE as a Supply-Side Resource

21:48 – How to Become a FERC Commissioner

31:40 – Recommended Resources

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Recommended resources:

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States” by Michael B. Gerrard and John C. Dernbach, Editors