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Fortnightly Magazine - December 2000

The New Venture Capitalists: Utilities Go Shopping for Deals

How gas supply and price disruptions now outweigh Big earnings potential plus an energy-related focus are prerequisites when AEP and Cinergy sort through investment projects.
Jim Letzelter

 

The Venture Financiers: Still Bullish on Energy?

Their numbers remain small, but investors in energy technology say California's energy crisis this summer may be a boon.
Carl J. Levesque

 

Frontlines

Why power prices may have hit a new plateau, and what it all means.
Bruce W. Radford

Frontlines

$$$/MWH???

 

 

News Digest

FERC Docket No. ER01-313-000, filed Nov. 1, 2000

 

News Digest


 

News Analysis

PUCs have yet to factor in higher risk for deregulation.
Phillip S. Cross

 

News Analysis

 



 

California's Power Crisis: Catalyst for National Reform?

The challenge for Congress, FERC, and the new administration.
Donald F. Santa Jr.

[T]he Commission believes that real rate relief for California electricity consumers will be fully realized in the State when sufficient new generation and transmission resources can be attracted and built and better demand-side management responses can be prompted. Only competitive markets will do these things. We believe it would be a mistake to revert to the kind of rate regulation that contributed to the decline in investment that clouds California's energy future today.