Regional Electricity Market in 2011

Report of technical and commercial management of the Regional Operating Agency in December 2011.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Regional Operating Agency (EOR in Spanish) is responsible for "leading and coordinating the operation of the Regional Electricity System (SER in Spanish) and administrating the Regional Electricity Market (MER in Spanish), with transparency and excellence, according to the Regional Regulations."

The EOR has the following objectives:
1 – to develop and implement a planning system for regional generation and transmission as indicated by the RMER.

2 - Align the extra-regional market integration with the MER.

3 - Support regulatory harmonization between national electricity markets and regional electricity markets.

For more information read: Technical and Commercial Management Report December 2011 (in Spanish)

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