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Public Utilities Reports

PUR Guide 2012 Fully Updated Version

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American Electric Power

Corporate Accountability: Utilities Take Stock

The real, painful reform has only just begun.
Jennifer Alvey and Lori A. Burkhart

The real, painful reform has only just begun.

It has been almost a year since Enron imploded into bankruptcy, but rather than solve problems, the event has only brought uncertainty-credit rating downgrades, a drop in investor confidence, and heightened scrutiny from the Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).


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William J. Froehlich has been appointed director of the re-established Office of Administrative Litigation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Froehlich has been an attorney with FERC since 1975. As the head of the office, Froehlich will report directly to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III and the commissioners.

Off Peak

The Fortnightly guide to round-trip trading.

Off Peak

July 15, 2002

Gas Marketers: Oblivious to All the Fuss

New mega-marketers, niche players emphasize opportunity.
Los Angeles Times


Energy Trading & Marketing: The Evolution of the Deal

Energy traders and risk managers reengineered their business dealings to manage against unexpected political and financial risks posed by California and Enron in 2001.
Public Utilities



News Analysis

IPPs and other stakeholders long have called for standards, but this time, the FERC just might oblige.
Carl J. Levesque


News Analysis


IPPs and other stakeholders long have called for standards, but this time, the FERC just might oblige.


"Certain transmission owners ... have impeded the interconnection process and, thereby, new generation construction."

"Many transmission providers also refuse to offer network transmission service to merchant generators ... ."



Online Trading Hubs: Interviews With CEOs

Is the value in commodities, or in managing the supply chain?
Jay S. Polachek and Bruce W. Radford

1. The original consortium of 15 energy companies, announced March 29, 2000, included American Electric Power, Cinergy, consolidated Edison Inc., Duke Enbergy, Edison International, Entergy, Exelon, firstEnergy Corp., FPL Group, PG&E Corp., Public Service Enterprise Group, Reliant Energy, Sempra Energy, Southern Company, and TXU.