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Fortnightly Magazine - August 2001

News Analysis

New England puts a price on electric reliability, but some say the charge looks more like a tax.
Bruce W. Radford

News Analysis



 

New England puts a price on electric reliability, but some say the charge looks more like a tax.

Does ICAP qualify as a true commercial product, traded on its own merit with a tangible value for customers?

Off Peak

Reliant comes clean on profits, says California picked its own pocket.

Off Peak

August 1, 2001

Larceny Debunked

 

U.S. Gas Production: Can We Trust the Projections?

Government (EIA) forecasts suffer in credibility when compared with geologic assessments.
Emil Attanasi

 

Should Government Open the Books of the Merchant Gen Sector?

EIA would track emissions, fuel use, and finances, but keep some data confidential, raising questions about trade secrets and agency authority.
Sheldon Bierman and David F. Stover

After carefully considering the record, the Commission reaffirmed its general finding that, as a result of the seriously flawed electric market structure and rules for wholesale sales of electric energy in California, unjust and unreasonable rates were charged, and could continue to be charged during certain times and under certain conditions, unless certain targeted remedies were implemented.

Wind Power, Poised for Take Off?

A survey of projects and economics.
Christine Real de Azua

Wind Power: Poised for Take Off?

 

A survey of projects and economics.

The amount of electricity generated from wind in the U.S. is expected to surge this year - owing in large part to hydropower shortages out West, natural gas price volatility across the country, and high capacity factors for wind turbines, which help to offset the intermittent nature of wind energy generation.

Frontlines

Forced consolidation of RTOs would set transmission owners free to go after profits.
Bruce W. Radford

Frontlines

Bullish for Business