Energy Policy & Legislation

TVA-PMA Privatization

A Bad Policy Idea That Refuses to Die

We hope Congress will reject the proposed sale of TVA and PMA transmission assets and the proposed conversion to market-based rates.

Public Will, Public Interest

Regulators’ Responsibilitie

Public utility regulation is not based on the principle of “popular will” as that is nowhere in the statutes or difficult to be found.

Do Load Shapes of PV Customers Differ?

Implications for Rate Design

A load shape for PV customers that is materially different from the status quo residential customer may be sufficient grounds to implement a separate rate class.

Talking Texas Markets, Part 1

Thought, Legislative and Regulatory Certainty

Interviews with Pat Wood, Former FERC and Texas PUC Chair; Kenny Mercado, SVP, CenterPoint; Jim Steffes, EVP, Direct Energy; and Ken Medlock, Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University.

A Regulatory Life

President, NARUC Commissioners Emeritus

For a merger to be successful, you must have a story to tell; the merger must make sense for the ratepayer; and the two companies must mesh with one another.