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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer, Reliable Energy Analytics (REA)

Dick Brooks is the inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software...

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I share the views of this author (click Read More below) with regard to the benefits of an RTO regarding optimized central dispatch that takes full advantage of the transmission system.

I also believe the use of a bilateral capacity exchange, which the Western Interconnection uses for "Resource Adequacy" capacity acquisition is a far better approach than what is currently used in capacity markets operating within the Eastern Interconnection, namely PJM and ISO New England. A capacity exchange similar to that used in the Western Interconnection and by Clean Energy Buyers, as described in AOCE, would address many of the issues in New England to meet reliability requirements and satisfy State Energy goals.

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Matt Chester on Mar 23, 2023

I think that summary line is right on: "To argue that some regional transmission organizations have imperfections is somewhat akin to saying, “nobody is perfect.”"

We certain can, and should, offer critiques and try to improve these systems, but doing so with a view of how to best improve them is much more valuable than simply criticizing and not offering a better alternative (or a pathway to reach said alternative)

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Richard Brooks on Mar 23, 2023

totally agree, Matt. If someone is going to criticize then they need to followup with a proposed solution. We can't just complain about problems; we need to solve them.

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