Two or more interconnected electric systems that agree to coordinate operations.
An entity established to coordinate short-term operations to maintain system stability and achieve least-cost dispatch. The dispatch provides backup supplies, short-term excess sales, reactive power support, and spinning reserve. Historically, some of these services were provided on an unpriced basis as part of the members' utility franchise obligations. Coordinating short-term operations includes the aggregation and firming of power from various generators, arranging exchanges between generators, and establishing (or enforcing) the rules of conduct for wholesale transactions. The pool may own, manage and/or operate the transmission lines ("wires") or be an independent entity that manages the transactions between entities. Often, the power pool is not meant to provide transmission access and pricing, or settlement mechanisms if differences between contracted volumes among buyers and sellers exist.
That space in a reservoir which must be full in order to efficiently generate electrical power through an associated turbine generator
a pool of Magicons, the sub atomic particle that can manipulate other natural forces (Magic), such as gravity, fission, fusion, etc
Generating plants in any given region are interconnected through a transmission grid. The operation of this grid and its coordination and cooperation between generating plant owners takes place on a formal "tight pool" basis with coordinated dispatch (e.g., the New England Power Pool), or as a "loose pool" with less formal integration and coordination.
Means an arrangement in which several electric generating companies agree to centralized dispatch of their generation.
The amount of water in a lake that may be used to operate the hydroelectric generators at the dam's powerhouse.
An arrangement by two or more entities to coordinate the operation of generation and/or transmission systems to reduce costs and improve reliability and/or efficiency.
Two or more electric systems that are interconnected and operated on a coordinated basis to achieve economies and reliability in supplying their combined loads.
An association of two or more interconnected electric systems having an agreement to coordinate operations and planning for improved reliability and efficiencies.
Two or more interconnected electric systems that seek to obtain greater reliability of service and efficiency of operation by coordinating the development and operation of their electric generation and transmission facilities.
a system of trading wholesale electricity that determines which generating sets or plants are called to meet demand for power at any particular time and sets the price of power for that period. Pools are deemed necessary by their proponents because electricity generally cannot be stored easily and demand has to be met through simultaneous production.
Entity established to coordinate short-term operations to maintain system stability and achieve least-cost dispatch. The power pool provides services such as: backup service, short-term excess power sales, reactive power support, and spinning reserve. Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy presently operate the Michigan Electric Power Coordinating Center (MEPCC) under an electric coordination agreement providing pool and control area services.
Interconnected utilities that supply electricity in the most economical and reliable way to meet their combined load requirement.
A regional organization of electric companies interconnected for the sharing of reserve generating capacity.
Combining electric power supplies. Two or more interconnected electric systems planned and operated to supply power in the most reliable and economical manner. (POOLCO)