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Public Utilities Fortnightly

The Energy Tech Chronicles: Will Bust Turn to Boom?

Overcoming many obstacles, energy technology continues to have potential.
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Forgetting Someone, Mr. Secretary?

The DOE's new hydrogen car initiative won't get very far without electric utilities.

It was a "classic" publicity event-long on vision, but short on substance. There he was, the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), Spencer Abraham, standing toe-to-toe with each of the heads of the "Motown Three." The big announcement, on Jan. 9, was that the DOE and the nation's carmakers would create a public-private partnership to promote hydrogen as a primary fuel for cars and trucks, as part of America's effort to reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

The Rules of the Grid: Transmission Policy and Motives Gehind It

Making sense of RTO Week, the mediation talks, and FERC's promised new rulemaking.
Bruce W. Radford

 

Making sense of RTO Week, the mediation talks, and FERC's promised new rulemaking.

Dynegy's senior vice president Peter Esposito didn't think much about the celebrated mediation talks on forming a single, unified transmission grid for the Northeast U.S.

Declaring Emergencies in California: The Realities of ISO Operation

An independent system operator's view on the energy crisis and the realities of maintaining reliability.
Ziad Alaywan

Declaring Emergencies in California: The Realities of ISO Operation

 

Frontlines

Regulators face a daunting task in sorting out power refunds in the Pacific Northwest.
Bruce W. Radford

Frontlines

Ripple Effects

 

Frontlines

Forced consolidation of RTOs would set transmission owners free to go after profits.
Bruce W. Radford

Frontlines

Bullish for Business

 

 

Wind Power, Poised for Take Off?

A survey of projects and economics.
Christine Real de Azua

Wind Power: Poised for Take Off?

 

A survey of projects and economics.

The amount of electricity generated from wind in the U.S. is expected to surge this year - owing in large part to hydropower shortages out West, natural gas price volatility across the country, and high capacity factors for wind turbines, which help to offset the intermittent nature of wind energy generation.

News Digest (July 15, 2001)

Bruce W. Radford, Carl J. Levesque, Phillip S. Cross, Lori A. Burkhart

Compiled June 21, 2001 by Bruce W. Radford, editor-in-chief, from contributions as noted from Carl J. Levesque, associate editor, and Phillip S. Cross and Lori A. Burkhart, contributing legal editors.

News Digest

News Digest was compiled by Carl J. Levesque, associate editor for Public Utilities Fortnightly.

 

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