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Letters to the Editor / Corrections & Clarifications

Fortnightly Magazine - November 1 2003

on this issue before both the Virginia legislative committee and a Maryland legislative committee. The Maryland committee chairman just shut me up. The advocates of deregulation basically treated "reliability" as a scare word. In moving forward, let us get the history right and get at the real conflicts of interests that obstruct reliability.

We can have system failure, but we cannot stand it.


In the "Commission Watch" column in the Oct. 1, 2003, issue ("Restructure or Bust?" p. 17), the editor-in-chief let a sentence slip onto the page that should have been deleted.

The offending sentence was the penultimate sentence at the lower right-hand column on p. 17, which implied that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission might seek to protect the position of a jurisdictional electric utility in case its wholesale power supplier declared bankruptcy.

The authors of the article, Kenneth Irvin and Robert Loeffler, advise readers that they do not subscribe to such an implication.

The regrets the error.


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