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accustomed to ferocious competition for the past 10 years, and they may simply beat out the electric utilities for the business.
Technological and regulatory change will continue at a rapid pace in the 1990s. Electric utilities should look twice and watch out for flashing yellow lights as they move into the telecommunications fast lane. t
James McGrew is a partner with the Washington, DC, law office of Bruder, Gentile & Marcoux, where he specializes in representing electric utilities and natural gas companies before the FERC. Mr. McGrew is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and served as a supervisory attorney and trial attorney at the FERC from 1980 to 1986.
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