Electric Transmission
Impact of Market Seams

Brattle experts have assessed the implications of inefficient seams between power markets within the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We have evaluated options for improving seams through inter-regional transmission upgrades, energy market scheduling and dispatch, transmission rights models, and resource adequacy. We have also analyzed seams-related market conditions under alternative RTO configurations, the economic hurdles across RTO seams, and the extent to which inter-RTO coordination can mitigate seam-related impacts.