We have seen that windy days in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market increase North Hub and South Hub price differences. We investigated and analyzed this market behavior with Panorama. In the below publication screenshot, we can see a huge hub price spread on June 23, a windy day in SPP region. High transmission congestion in the south has a bullish effect on the South Hub prices.
Our constraint study module gives a quick list of the high-impact binding constraints for the hub spread between April 16-June 15.
Additionally, the chart below shows that the same Cimarron (345/1 KV) transformer is binding whenever the wind production is strong in the OKGE, SEC and SPS regions.
The below system map is showing this constraint’s location and its effects on central Oklahoma area. Constraint Exposure (PTDF) module in Panorama calculates the shift factor on a node, load zone or hub due to a binding constraint.
As you can see, Panorama is a great tool to analyze market behavior and issues. It provides fast and accurate results for all the nodes, load zones and hubs dynamic power market caused by renewable resources.
To learn more or see this analysis in action, check out this on-demand webinar, “Managing Transmission and Congestion Volatility in the Wholesale Market.”