The Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed regulations to allow electric utilities to use fuel-cost clauses to recover gains or losses from trading Clean Air Act emission allowances....
Illinois Joins Reform Movement
The Illinois legislature has established a committee to study reforming the electric utility industry in Illinois through competition. The Joint Committee on Electric Utility Reform will be guided by Energy Choice 2000, a proposal that would allow utilities to compete for large customers as of 2000. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) would have the power to let residential and small commercial customers to select their supplier by 2006. The proposal was developed by the Coalition for Consumer Choice, which comprises various Illinois businesses as well as Illinois Power. The joint committee will consist of six House and six Senate members. An advisory group of interested companies and members of the ICC will offer testimony and research. The committee must submit a progress report and specific legislative ideas to the General Assembly by December 1, and deliver a final proposal by November 8, 1996.
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