Fortnightly Magazine - December 2001
The Year of Living Dangerously
Please Pass the Potatoes
Dynegy is hungry for your attention.
Dynegy's Chuck Watson never had much of an appetite for seeing his company's name in lights.
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.
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.
Return on Equity: How Regulators Doled Out The Dollars
Results of the annual Survey of Energy Utility Rate Proceedings.
(December, 2001) The results of our annual survey of authorized rates of return on common equity for state-regulated energy utilities show a continued reliance on traditional cost-of-service ratemaking in many states. At the same time the results also show that rate case filings do not dominate the field of economic regulation the way they might have in times of higher rates of inflation and prior to the advent of price cap regulation and market restructuring programs.