Market-based rates in the Western energy imbalance and extended day-ahead markets
The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) has grown from two Balancing Authority Areas (BAAs) in 2014—the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and...
David Hunger is Vice President with the Energy Practice of CRA. Formerly a senior economist at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Dr. Hunger is an expert in energy market merger analysis and market-based rate matters, as well as energy and capacity market rules in the FERC-regulated Regional Transmission Organizations.
For 14 years at the Commission, he took part in or led analyses involving mergers and other corporate transactions, market power in market-based rates cases, affiliate transactions, investigations of market manipulation in electricity and natural gas markets, demand response compensation, compliance cases for capacity and energy market rules in Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), merchant transmission, and competition issues in electricity markets. Since leaving the Commission and joining CRA in 2013, he has testified in multiple Commission proceedings involving organized capacity markets administered by RTOs; as well as merger and market-power cases at the state and federal level.