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Energy Technology: Winner Take All

A review of which technologies and companies stand to win and lose as a result of the 2003 blackout.
Fortnightly Magazine - October 15 2003
  1. EPRI, "The Western States Power Crisis: Imperatives and Opportunities," June 25, 2001, p. 24.
  2. Interlaboratory Working Group. 2000. Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future (Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Berkeley, Calif.; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), ORNL/CON-476 and LBNL-44029,
  3. Lovins, A.B. , Datta E.K. , Feiler T., Rabago K.R., Swisher J.N., Lehmann A., Wicker K. 2002 Small Is Profitable, The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size.
  4. Id. at 362-365.
  5. McKinsey and Co., "The Benefits of Demand-Side Management and Dynamic Pricing Programs," May 1, 2001, p. 2.
  6. Jewell, R.W. "Natural Gas: What's Going On: The Double Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Conservation," March 18, 2003, estimates a 5 percent reduction in electricity creates a 25 percent decrease in gas demand, or 1.5 TCF. Current research at RMI estimates the reduction to be as high as 2.1 TCF.
  7. Elliot, N, Shipley, A.M., Nadel, S., Brown E., Petak K., Blustein, J. 2003. "Impacts of Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the Natural Gas Markets," ACEEE. Estimates reduction of natural gas prices by 20 percent, saving $15 billion/year. Higher estimates from unpublished re-search from the Rocky Mountain Institute.
  8. Lovins, et al., 2002 .

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