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Fortnightly Magazine - May 15 2001

Benchmarks

Andria Jacob

Benchmarks



News Digest

Capacity Incentive.

 

News Digest


 

Perspective

What's been missing - until now - are regional exchanges to provide access to networks.
Alexander Muse

News Analysis

And in Texas, all customer information flows through ERCOT.
Carl J. Levesque

 

News Analysis

 


And in Texas, all customer information flows through ERCOT.

 

Texas thinks it has the right formula for retail choice.

When queried on the wisdom of its restructuring plan relative to California's restructuring woes, Texas likes to point to the new generation capacity coming online, and a supply-demand balance much more favorable than California's.

Off Peak

Regulators count on price signals to force consumers to behave.
*Witnesses: U.S. Sen. Larry E. Craig (R.., Idaho); Raymond L. Gifford (chairman, Colo. Pub. Serv. Comm'n), Tony Schaefer (Chairman, New Mex. Pub. Reg. Comm'n), Roy Hemmingway (energy advisor for Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhhaber), William L. Massey (FERC), Linda K. Breathitt (FERC), Roger Hamilton (Oregon Pub. Util. Comm'n), Greg Keeley (speaker pro tem, Calif. Gen. Assembly), and Marsha H. Smith (Idaho Pub. Utils. Comm'n).

Off Peak

May 15, 2001

Now Do as You're Told

 

Regulators count on price signals to force consumers to behave.

Boise, Idaho: Tues. Apr. 10, 2001, 8 a.m.

CO2 Does Not Pollute: But Kyoto's Demise Won't End Debate

A gas industry leader says Bush got it right, yet admits the worth of carbon abatement.
Henry R. Linden

 

California's Transmission Takeover: Avoiding a Showdown at the FERC

And in Texas, all customer information flows through ERCOT.
Carl J. Levesque

News Analysis

 


And in Texas, all customer information flows through ERCOT.

Texas thinks it has the right formula for retail choice.

California's Power Gamble: Long-Term Contracts, Locked-In Risk

High profit potential will attract new power plants, forcing prices down and stranding the state's long-term electricity purchases.
Michael Schmidt

 

High profit potential will attract new power plants, forcing prices down and stranding the state's long-term electricity purchases.

Let's consider three questions crucial to California's energy crisis and its plans for solution.

Frontlines

Region's fight over summer capacity reserves hints that all is not well.
Bruce W. Radford