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Apr 28, 2014 | New York, NY

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Frontlines & Op-Ed

Frontlines

It would join an RTO but dictate the terms-a dangerous game that has the industry talking.

Richard Stavros

It would join an RTO but dictate the terms-a dangerous game that has the industry talking. When I talked a few months ago with AEP President and CEO Linn Draper Jr., he discussed how his company would have joined the PJM RTO in March were it not for the backlash he was getting from certain state regulators.

Frontlines

Wall Street wants utilities to return to basics, but the CEOs worry it won't be enough.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

Wall Street wants utilities to return to basics, but the CEOs worry it won't be enough.

One can certainly understand why so many utility chiefs steered their companies back to basics over the past two years. They read the newspapers. They knew what the financial community was saying. Investors and debt-rating agencies might have overreacted, I suppose. Some on Wall Street seem to think so. Not all utilities should have been downgraded or downsized, they argue. Not all business plans were suspect.

Frontlines

The blackout could doom deregulation, but why treat reliability and reform as either-or?
Bruce W. Radford

Frontlines

The blackout could doom deregulation, but why treat reliability and reform as either-or?

Driving west near Cleveland on the Ohio Turnpike back in August, a few days after the big blackout, I saw what looked like a small helicopter hovering up ahead, about 25 feet from the top of a transmission tower.

Was this a prank? Had terrorists struck? Or was it the local TV news station, just trying to get a closer look?

Frontlines

The Northeast Blackout goes political.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

The Northeast Blackout goes political.

Nearly a year ago, cover story announced the rise of the chief risk officer (CRO). "Utility senior management is becoming positively enamored with the office of the CRO," we said. "Fully 40 percent of America's CROs work for utilities and energy companies."

Frontlines

Bankruptcy may not be better for ratepayers.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

Bankruptcy may not be better for ratepayers.

Letters to the Editor

Fortnightly

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Frontlines

Forecasters seem at odds over timing for recovery of power prices and earnings.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

The ISO graples with the politics of scarity.
Bruce W. Radford

The ISO graples with the politics of scarity.

In regions that have embraced electric industry restructuring, such as New York, New England, and the mid-Atlantic states, where independent system operators (ISOs) have taken over and the standard market design (SMD) has grabbed a foothold over bulk power transactions, one fascinating question still dogs theorists and policymakers alike:

Is a power supply shortage really all that bad?

Letters to the Editor / Corrections, Clarifications

Corrections, Clarifications
Jacob Williams VP Generation Development, Peabody Energy jwilliams@peabodyenergy.com

To the Editor:

I read your May 15, 2003, "Frontlines" column ("Grid Glut?") and have to respectfully take issue with a couple of your thoughts.

Letters to the Editor / Corrections, Clarifications

Corrections, Clarifications
Jacob Williams VP Generation Development, Peabody Energy jwilliams@peabodyenergy.com

To the Editor:

I read your May 15, 2003, "Frontlines" column ("Grid Glut?") and have to respectfully take issue with a couple of your thoughts.

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