Watching Government: Solving gas-electric mismatches

02/04/2013
It's widely recognized that more natural gas will be used to generate electricity in the US. Accomplishing this won't necessarily be easy, however. The devil, as always, is in the details. "There are mismatches," explained Natural Gas Supply Association Pres. Skip Horvath. "Power commitments in the Northeast are for 3 years; gas pipeline contracts are for 15. When a valve is open, gas flows. When a circuit is open, electricity doesn't. We need to identify other mismatches and bring them all into line." He told OGJ that the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America is having ongoing discussions with independent system operators (ISO) in the Northeast and elsewhere t...
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