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Fortnightly Magazine - June 2005

Going to the Bank

Financial buyers are snapping up power plants faster than at any time in history. The asset shift represents an interim step in a wholesale-market transformation.

Michael T. Burr

A dam broke last year, releasing a wave that even now is spreading through the U.S. power industry. Deals that had been languishing on the auction block for months suddenly surged forward in 2004, and assets began changing ownership at a torrential pace. Understanding what this means for the power industry requires a long-term perspective on wholesale-market trends.

The Hazards of ElectroMagnetic Terrorism

And why North American power plants should take note.

V. Gurevich, Ph.D

Electromagnetic terrorism has huge implications for the international power industry. The North American electric power network is vulnerable to electronic intrusions launched from anywhere in the world, according to studies by the White House, FBI, IEEE, North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), and National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Is there a solution for this situation?

BGS Auctions: What Price Is Right?

How to price new load-servicing contracts while incorporating market-risk analysis into such deals.

Andy Dunn

Why have basic generation service auctions historically been overly competitive given the prevailing market prices at the time? Here are four steps to determine correctly what should the bid price should be.

The Ultimate CEOs

The CEO Power Forum: Not all utility CEOs are created equal...

Interviews by Richard Stavros

We talk with Cinergy’s James E. Rogers, DTE Energy’s Anthony F. Earley Jr., Constellation Energy’s Mayo A. Shattuck III, Xcel Energy’s Wayne H. Brunetti, FPL Group Inc.’s Lewis Hay III, and TXU’s C. John Wilder.

CEO Pay Reflects Strong Stock Performance

The CEO Power Forum: TXU's Wilder nets $55 million package.

Edward Metz

Companies continue to embrace the back-to-basics strategy, and investors seem to think that it is paying off.

Boardroom Focus: Bringing Insight to Oversight

How to use the board of directors to build a more resilient enterprise.

Tim Gardner and Eric Spiegel

Utility boards face great uncertainty, heightening the importance of communication between directors and management.

A National Gasification Strategy

Presenting a program to stimulate robust coal-gasification technology deployment at low federal cost.

William G. Rosenberg, Michael R. Walker, & Dwight C. Alpern

Federal loan guarantees and other incentives can clear the hurdles to near-term deployment of gasification technologies.

Financing Clean Coal

No single type of financial incentive closes the cost gap between clean coal and modern conventional coal technologies.

Thomas Wilson and Charles Clark

How can the cost gap between IGCC plants and pulverized coal plants be closed?

EPA's Big Bet on Green Trading

Environmental Emissions: The cost to power markets of the Clean Air Interstate Rule depends on the ability to trade mercury.

Peter Rosenthal

The decision to limit mercury provides cover for utilities reluctant to spend on controlling NOx and SO2, while boosting other companies

From Jet Set to Green Set

Corporate Environmental Programs: How can utility employees participate in greenhouse-gas reduction? Start with sustainable travel programs.

Bjorn Fischer

How can utility employees participate in greenhouse-gas reduction?

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