The renewed interest in coal as a fuel source for power generation will increase coal demand by up to 4 percent a year for the next 20 years. With so much coal produced domestically in this...
on consumers for significant periods of time. The report also points out that ratepayers remain at risk while policymakers wait for the industry to form RTOs with their own plans to monitor markets.
"FERC must develop a plan for monitoring the market," says GAO, "until the transmission organizations' market monitoring units become fully operational."
"FERC simply cannot let the markets continue to go unmonitored for this length of time."
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