Fortnightly Magazine - December 2004
A new way to measure what matters most: how close a unit comes to meeting its total potential profit.
And for a reasonable regulatory policy for new broadband technology.
Should transmission owners get paid extra for distance and voltage?
The utilities industry is in need of more equity.
The need for additional generation to compensate for wind variations is disappearing.
Meeting tomorrow’s power needs will pose tough choices.
Financial data raises doubts about whether deregulation benefits outweigh costs.
Should regulators care about the inefficiencies?
The industry is going down the mark-to-market route, creating significant opportunities for earnings swings and distortions.