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Distributed Generation: Implications for Restructuring the Electric Power Industry

Fortnightly Magazine - June 15 1995

restructuring and deregulating the electric utility industry. The FERC's focus on wholesale transactions involving interstate commerce is understandable. However, wholesale trade may often prove nothing more (or less) than the sum of retail transactions. California's behavior is less excusable; the reform debate must extend beyond the wholesale power logic of yesterday. t

Dr. Mohamed M. El-Gasseir is founder and principal of Rumla, Inc., a California company specializing in simulation, planning, and policy analysis for the energy industry. He has consulted for U.S. and foreign utilities, regulatory agencies, the U.S. Academy of Sciences, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Gas Research Institute, among others. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of Rumla's clients.

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