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The Barriers to Real-Time Pricing: Separating Fact From Fiction

Real-time pricing has been hindered by the misperception that a shift to RTP will create new types of risks, without creating benefits for utilities or customers.
Ahmad Faruqui and Melanie Mauldin

 

News Analysis

State public service commissions are insisting that utilities adopt risk management programs, and are allowing less pass-through for those that don't.
Charles W. Thurston

Distributed Generation: Hype vs. Hope

Separating myth from reality in identifying DG applications.
Jonathan A. Lesser, Ph.D. and Charles D. Feinstein, Ph.D.

 

Regulators to Blame? How Competitive Metering Has Failed

Chris King

How Competitive Metering Has Failed

 

Frontlines

Utilities face huge costs of complying with new EPA standards.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

The Brink of Ruin?

 

 

People (July 15, 2001)

Gordon van Welie recently was appointed president and CEO of ISO New England Inc. CMS Energy Corp. elected David G. Mengebier as senior vice president of governmental and public affairs. PSEG Global recently named George P. Schaefer as senior vice president of financing and treasurer. FERC announced the appointment of its newest commissioners. And others...

Service to the 9's? Power Quality in a Tech-Wreck World

Why it's just as important for the old economy.
Bruce W. Radford

 

Why it's just as important for the old economy.

Mention "power quality" and the mind conjures up visions of tech hotels stuffed with Internet servers running 24/7, retrofitted into inner city industrial warehouses-buildings sturdy enough to forgive the heavy installation of custom power supply equipment and racks of batteries. Or perhaps Silicon Valley.

Boom and Bust? Understanding the Power Plant Construction Cycle

Rising energy demand could spur investment in waves, but a fixed capacity charge might flatten the curve.
Andrew Ford

 

News Digest

Mergers & Acquisitions
Docket No. EC00-26-000, 91 FERC ¶61,036, April 12, 2000.

News Digest


News Digest

STATE PUCS

Distributed Generation. In December and January the Illinois commission took comments from utilities, marketers, manufacturers, and trade and advocacy groups on how to develop policy on distributed generation.

* Rulemaking Strategy. Enron has urged the state to proceed in a fashion similar to the California PUC's

two-track investigation. It asked for two separate rulemakings on (1) interconnection standards for DG installations of 50 megawatts or less, and (2) rate design and operational issues.

* Unit Size Limits.

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