An independent system operator's view on the energy crisis and the realities of maintaining reliability.
Declaring Emergencies in California: The Realities of ISO Operation
FERC Docket No. ER01-2076-000, protest filed June 15, 2001.
We've been dumping the cost on utilities, but ground is shifting.
Susan B. Kaplan
A gas industry leader says Bush got it right, yet admits the worth of carbon abatement.
Henry R. Linden
The lawyers debated over ozone and soot, but the markets saw NOx as the "smoking gun."
Carl J. Levesque
Calif. PUC Application 99-08-022, proposed decisions by Barnett (Aug. 2, 2000), Neeper (Sept. 19, 2000), and Bilas (Nov. 6, 2000)
Last year saw no shift in fundamentals. Then why was the ISO so willing to be deceived?
PUC Oversight: Panacea or New Problem?
Docket No. ER97-2353-000, Opinion No. 447, 92 FERC ¶61,169, Aug. 17, 2000
SIP Call in a Nutshell
Some fear NOx controls will spawn outages and higher power prices.
Utility executives say the EPA's plan to reduce ground-level ozone in the nation's eastern half by controlling emissions of nitrogen oxides in upwind states could undermine electric reliability and force power prices higher.