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Oct 20, 2014 to Oct 23, 2014 | Orlando, FL
Oct 27, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 | Clearwater Beach, FL
Nov 05, 2014 to Nov 06, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Interconnection

A Hope, A Wing, and A Prayer

On the virtues and vices of ICAP, ACAP, FTRs, hubs, flowgates, DAMs, and gaming.
Bruce W. Radford

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The Energy Tech Chronicles: Will Bust Turn to Boom?

Overcoming many obstacles, energy technology continues to have potential.
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The Aftermath of Alliance

What can we learn from its failure?
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What can we learn from its failure?

That the end of Alliance Company's RTO dreams came swiftly is clear. Whether the denial of regional transmission organization (RTO) status to Alliance means anything outside the Midwest is anything but.

Pat Packs a Punch

FERC's new chairman runs roughshod over a reeling industry.

The defining moment came late in the morning, Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the last meeting of the year for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. That's when the TV cameraman spied former FERC chair Betsy Moler sitting in the audience, and trained his lens on her. As she looked up, she saw her image staring back from the flat-screen monitors scattered about the hearing room. But her shoulders were slumping. The cameraman could not know that the commissioners up at the head table had just stabbed her in the heart.

Nuclear and Coal: Rebirth on the Horizon?

An analysis of the business opportunities behind coal and nuclear plant expansion.
Mark Hand

 

An analysis of the business opportunities behind coal and nuclear plant expansion.

Electric power industry trade publications and the popular media have noted a growing interest in the rebirth of both nuclear power and coal-fired generation. These technologies would be a supplement to, or an alternative to, the natural gas fired generation that appears to be the predominant fuel and technology for new power generation facilities in the coming decade.

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 ... ."

Perspective

Some want a tighter grip on generators, but FERC should steer clear.
Donald F. Santa, Jr.

Some want a tighter grip on generators, but FERC should steer clear.

People

News Analysis

East Coast prices bear an eerie resemblance to California of last spring, but pay no mind, say experts.
Jay S. Polachek

 

News Analysis

 



 

News Analysis

And in Texas, all customer information flows through ERCOT.
Carl J. Levesque

 

News Analysis

 


And in Texas, all customer information flows through ERCOT.

 

Texas thinks it has the right formula for retail choice.

When queried on the wisdom of its restructuring plan relative to California's restructuring woes, Texas likes to point to the new generation capacity coming online, and a supply-demand balance much more favorable than California's.

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