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Money, Power and Trade: What You Never Knew About the Western Energy Crisis

Fortnightly
S. A. Van Vactor and F. H. Pickel

Fortnightly

News Digest

Docket No. EL01-47-000, Mar. 14, 2001 (F.E.R.C.).-L.A.B

 

News Digest


 

News Digest

FERC Docket No. RT01-86-000, filed Jan. 16, 2001

News Digest


 

PG&E's Hydro Workout: Can This Deal Be Saved?

For the utility, wresting its assets from PUC control is the real point.
Bill Nesbit Pacific

 

For the utility, wresting its assets from PUC control is the real point.

Gas & Electric Co.'s 17-month-old proposal to divest its hydro assets via auction likely is dead, a casualty of California's ongoing energy market turmoil. Despite this reality, the utility's auction proposal remained active at the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) as of press time in mid-January, even as the governor and state legislature held emergency meetings amid rolling blackouts.

The Car of His Dreams

Amory Lovins says gas prices won't stick, but even if they do, he's still stuck on his Hypercar.
Carl J. Levesque

 

Amory Lovins says gas prices won't stick, but even if they do, he's still stuck on his Hypercar.

This just in—if you can believe Amory Lovins, who has the news posted on the network of Web sites sponsored by his Rocky Mountain Institute.

News Digest

Dynegy's David Francis, vice president for western power trading, testified on Dec. 21 on why he thought the ISO was bending the rules:
Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Bd. v. Kansas Corp. Comm'n, Nos. 85,750 et al., Dec. 15, 2000 (Kan.App.)

 

News Digest


 

Surviving and Thriving in the RTO Revolution

How to design tariffs to improve reliability and attract merchant generation.
Rajat K. Deb, Lie-long Hsue, Alex Ornatsky, and Jason E. Christian

1 A representation of a generic interconnection, with thermal, hydro, and nuclear generation sharing a grid with a winter peaking load.

2 , 93 FERC 61,294, Dec. 15, 2000.

3 For a survey of methods, see J.W. Marangon Lima "Allocation of Transmission Fixed Charges: An Overview,", Vol. 11, No. 3, 1996.

Price Spike Tsunami: How Market Power Soaked California

Last year saw no shift in fundamentals. Then why was the ISO so willing to be deceived?
Robert McCullough

 

News Digest

FERC Docket No. RT01-15-000, filed Oct. 16, 2000

 

News Digest

 

News Digest

Case No. 99-1212- EL-ETP, Sept. 13, 2000 (Ohio P.U.C.)

News Digest

 

State PUCs

Restructuring Plans. The Ohio PUC denied rehearing of its restructuring order for FirstEnergy issued two months earlier, rejecting arguments by all petitioners-utility, marketers, and consumer watchdog groups.

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