US power markets switch to nodal trading

Nodal network

Generating a more accurate price signal for electricity prices tends to be seen as the major benefit of transitioning US power markets to a nodal structure. Compared to zonal markets, prices can be calculated at a more granular level under a nodal structure. When it comes to resource allocation, a more precise indication of demand will ensure new transmission lines or generating facilities are added as and when they are needed. "Nodal power markets are very important for providing the accurat