(November 2009)Regulators are in the unenviable position of determining an allowance for ROE that’s fair to consumers and investors in a volatile economy. The cases that stand out this year...
The Coming Conflict
Predicting discord in power plant property tax assessments.
Economic Impacts of H.R. 2454 , the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 , Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, SR-OIAF/2009-05. The NEMS modeling framework used in this analysis is the same as that used in the Annual Energy Outlook . Both analyses, therefore, have a common basis that can be used to evaluate changes in future expectations.
6. eGRID2007 Version 1.1, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
7. Wellington, Fred and Michael Scholand, “ Carbon in Electricity Markets ,” Public Utilities Fortnightly , August 2009.
8. The analysis wasn’t applied to a small number of states (those coded as “N/A” in Figure 4) because these states either didn’t report budget conditions to the NCSL or explicitly excluded consideration of the income approach in property tax assessments. In these cases, tendencies toward conflict would need to be examined by other means.