by Anne Knowles

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November 18, 2013
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Regional energy market proposed

NV Energy’s plans to enter a new market with other western electricity utilities could save ratepayers money and boost production of renewable energy in the state. At least that’s the expected result if Nevada’s power company becomes a member of an Energy Imbalance Market being created by the California Independent System Operator and PacifiCorp., the Portland, Ore.-based utility that provides service to large swaths of the west. But the outcome of implementing an Energy Imbalance Market is not entirely predictable. Advocates say it will cut costs by improving efficiency and reducing the reserves utilities now require. Critics, meanwhile, say the …

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