People (May 15, 2002)

Dr. Janice A. Beecher has been named director of the Institute of Pubic Utilities at Michigan State University. Calpine announced several promotions to its senior management team. Alliant Energy also announced several new appointments. And others ...

Temperature, Price and Profit: Managing Weather Risk

THE SUMMER OF 1996 OPENED COOLER THAN normal in June and July, cutting electric sales. When prices for natural gas did not fall as expected, as a counterbalance Consolidated Edison Co. of New York entered a combined gas-conversion and weather-heading transaction with power marketer Aquila Energy, giving Con Ed some measure of protection against further revenue shortfalls in August.