Ralph R. Mabey, trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Cajun Electric Power Co-op., has entered into an amended asset-purchase agreement with Louisiana Generating LLC for the purchase...
Charles B. Curtis. What happens to the Review on the federal level could well depend on Curtis, should he leave the department when the Senate confirms a new energy secretary.
A final issue that might hit a snag regionally is the funding of public purpose measures, such as renewables and low-income weatherizations. Hotly debated in the committee and finally agreed upon in the panel's waning days was a 3 percent solution (em 3 percent of electricity services sales, or about $210 million a year. But it's "iffy," says Mahar. "We're getting messages from the four states [public utility commissions] saying they're not going to support it. I think there's going to be a big question as to whether that sticks."
The BPA markets power produced by more than 30 federal hydro-electric projects. Generation from the projects accounts for about 40 percent of the region's power. The BPA also owns most of the Northwest's high-voltage transmission facilities. t
Joseph F. Schuler, Jr. is an associate editor of PUBLIC UTILITIES FORTNIGHTLY. E-mail: email@example.com
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