With continued focus by states and utilities on policies that reduce carbon emissions from power generation, stakeholders continue to explore the relative roles that competitive wholesale markets and state policies should play in shaping the quantity and composition of resources needed to meet such carbon emission reduction goals while cost-effectively meeting future
reliability and operational needs. In this context, stakeholders are exploring how competitive wholesale markets can better account for state policy objectives. In light of these ongoing conversations and the Commission’s important role in them, the electric energy industry and interested stakeholders would benefit from a technical conference or workshop in which the
Commission uses its convening authority to gather a wide range of stakeholders to discuss practical technical and implementation issues that are raised if states or other entities propose to adopt carbon pricing policies in regions with organized wholesale electric energy markets.

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