Which utilities and states will be most affected by the new rules?
Fortnightly Magazine - July 2005
The benefits and future challenges of regional transmission organizations.
Ten years after the initial Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that set in motion the establishment of RTOs, it is hard to dispute that the mature organized markets with independent management of the grid have achieved tangible benefits for all customers. It is important to remind ourselves of the accomplishments and challenges ahead.
Retail Choice: New York utilities cry “bait and switch,” but it’s not that simple.
The SEC denies approval of the AEP/CSW merger. What will that mean for industry consolidation?
What's wrong the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (PUHCA)? The 1935 act clearly did not contemplate a competitive marketplace for electricity. Legislation should be updated to reflect the prevailing energy economic climate.
EPA flounders on the Clean Water rule, while producers tackle the real enemy—shortage.
Recent attrition raises the question: Consolidation or death spiral?
Market-Power Tests: A review of FERC’s market-based rate (MBR) screens, from theory to application.
FERC’s market-power screens have been tested and found wanting in some areas. The author examines the screens’ strengths and weaknesses, then proposes future solutions.
A proposal to remove the bottlenecks on grid investment.
The lack of transmission investment transcends the usual culprits, pointing to a serious flaw in market structure.
An economic perspective on long-term contracting for gas pipeline service.