SDG&E Touts PoolCo, Opposes Forced Spinoffs

Fortnightly Magazine - September 15 1995
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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has filed comments to support the "majority proposal" by the California Public Utilities Commission on deregulating the electric utility industry, which calls for formation of a wholesale power pool.

SDG&E noted that while a key element of the proposal involved creating an independent system operator, the company would go further and set up a regional transmission company to own the grid. Moreover, SDG&E advocated several steps to eliminate the influence of any participants who might possess or later acquire market power:

s Performance-based rates (PBR)

s Contracts for differences for certain plants

s Monitoring rules (with sanctions)

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