Frontlines & Op-Ed

Entergy's Grid Grab

Will tomorrow's transmission be privately funded, with the first-class seats reserved for investors?

The six o'clock news has locked its radar on California's power market meltdown, and rightly so. But that's no reason to overlook the nation's heartland, where a utility coming late to the game has set the pot boiling.

Jules Verne's Grid?

With undersea cable linking Canada to Manhattan, Project Neptune could remake the transmission biz.

With undersea cable linking Canada to Manhattan, Project Neptune could remake the transmission biz.

Compassionate Competition?

With its own private power grid, Texas thinks it's got restructuring licked.

With its own private power grid, Texas thinks it's got restructuring licked.

Let's Get Physical

To manage congestion on the power grid, most traders would rather book a firm path than risk a loss on a financial hedge.

To manage congestion on the power grid, most traders would rather book a firm path than risk a loss on a financial hedge.

Key to the Citygate

Have gas prices fallen victim to speculation?

On Thursday, Dec. 8, as natural gas hit $40 at the citygate for Southern California (prices hit $60 that Friday), I found myself in Colonial Williamsburg, a guest of Michigan State University's Institute of Public Utilities, at the group's annual conference, watching a panel of industry experts try in vain to explain what was happening.

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Why power prices may have hit a new plateau, and what it all means.

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$$$/MWH???

 

 

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Battle of Dunkirk

 

 

Utilities rush to save their last tenuous hold over the power plants they so smugly sold off.

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Federalism At Work

 

 

Excerpts from the field hearing conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on wholesale power markets in California.

San Diego, California, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, 9 a.m.

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DC power makes a comeback in this vision of neighborhood grids and fuel cells on wheels.

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Engineers Have Their Day