Recent advances in materials science promise a new, truly competitive paradigm for grid investment without land-use headaches or "big-iron" solutions.
John B. Howe
Ten ways to fix the mess in electric restructuring.
Gordon L. Weil
Competition that causes gas transport facilities to be duplicated is ineffective, argues a reader.
Bruce W. Radford
T+D Out, G+D In
Why not keep the power plants and sell off transmission instead?
PLT: History of Developments and Debacles
PLT could allow energy companies to provide Internet, voice, and data via the grid, but technological hurdles and fierce competition remain obstacles.
Deregulation Abroad: Still Reaching Its Potential
Wait for the "second wave," when new products help suppliers escape the trench warfare of pricing.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Docket No. EC00-26-000, 91 FERC ¶61,036, April 12, 2000.
The Policy: Blind Faith in Supply-Side Subsidy
J. Michel Marcoux
Gas-on-Gas Discounting: Still a Zero-Sum Game
Retail Energy Choice. At press time, Virginia issued proposed interim rules governing pilot programs for electric retail competition in electricity and natural gas, with comments due Feb. 24. The interim rules were not expected to resolve all issues, but only to provide a starting point to gain experience.
Among other points, the interim rules would require utilities to make information available through electronic bulletin boards on availability of commodity supply, ancillary services, and transmission and distribution capacity. Case No.