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Affected with the public interest, electric utility restructuring in an era of competition

Jan Hamrin

Affected with the public interest, electric utility restructuring in an era of competition

by Jan Hamrin

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Published by National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJan Hamrin with William Marcus, Carl Weinberg, Fred Morse.
ContributionsMarcus, William B., Weinberg, Carl., Morse, Fred.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 172, [16] p. : ill.
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17589883M
LC Control Number94382984

  Policy & Public Interest. which serves more than 5 million customer accounts in Florida and is the largest rate-regulated electric utility including the effect of increased competition. Public power entities, represented by municipals, public utility districts (PUDs) and cooperatives were given preference for available power [5]. The power generated on the Columbia River would be sold "at cost" to utility systems throughout the region at a flat rate.

Deregulation's proponents would have consumers believe that, in the words of California Public Utility Commission staff member Tom Thompson, "the prospect of competition scares the big utilities to death." In truth, instead of opposing deregulation, the nation's giant electric utilities, allied with their largest industrial customers, supported it.   During and , the Public Utilities Commission (Commission), with extensive input from the public, developed the rules and procedures that would govern the activities of transmission and distribution (T&D) utilities and competitive electricity providers (or suppliers) after restructuring occurred and conducted a consumer education.

  For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 or the financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways, from how we travel and buy homes.   In , the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) began to develop a restructuring plan, which ultimately became the basis of California Assembly Bill AB, passed in September Although many California legislators have since decried this action, the legislature passed the bill unanimously.


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Affected with the public interest, electric utility restructuring in an era of competition by Jan Hamrin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hamrin has served as advisor to the G-8 and numerous legislatures and regulatory commissions as well as co-authoring two books: Affected with the Public Interest: Electric Industry Restructuring in an Era of Competition () and Investing in the Future: A Regulator’s Guide to Renewables ().

Utility Commissioners (NARUC): Regulator’s Handbook on Tradable Renewable Certificates, ; Affected with the Public Interest: Electric Industry Restructuring in an Era of Competition, ; and. Investing in the Future: A Regulator’s Guide to Renewables, InDr. Hamrin founded and.

Affected with the Public Interest: Electric Industry Restructuring in an Era of Competition, ; and Investing in the Future: A Regulator’s Guide to Renewables, InDr. Hamrin founded and served nine years as Executive Director of the Independent.

This section contains the bill ' s findings and principles, including that it is in the public interest to allow competition in the generation function of electric utilities while continuing to regulate the distribution function.

Section 3. the regulated era—the utilities, Department of Energy (DOE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the electrical equipment manufacturers such as General Electric.

This paper focuses on the environmental R&D response of utilities. Restructuring led to. By defining competition and customer choice as the main pillars of the public interest, this book speaks uniquely to a lay audience about the changing nature of the electric utility and the new responsibilities of those who will regulate it.

Parviz Adib, Ph.D., first independent market monitor of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Reviews: 4. both in the US and internationally as well as co-authoring two books: Affected with the Public Interest: Electric Industry Restructuring in an Era of Competition, ; and Investing in the Future: A Regulator’s Guide to Renewables, InDr.

Hamrin founded and served nine years as Executive Director of the Independent. SIONERS, AFFECTED WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST: ELECTRIC UTILITY RESTRUCTUR-ING IN.

ERA OF COMPETITION (). This definition of retail wheeling may. be oversimplified, but will be utilized for the purpose of this comment.

Propo-nents of retail wheeling argue that competition for retail sales of electricity is a panacea. DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government.

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or. (5) whether the plan is consistent with the public interest. (h) An electric utility or power generation company with an approved mitigation plan may request to amend or repeal its plan.

On a showing of good cause, the commission shall modify or repeal an electric utility's or. § Standards for Electric Utility Restructuring. (a) The General Assembly declares that the following interdependent standards shall govern the Commission’s review and approval of each public utility’s restructuring plan, oversight of the transition process and regulation of the restructured electric utility industry pursuant to this chapter.

JOINT STATEMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST PRINCIPLES ON ELECTRIC INDUSTRY RESTRUCTURING Minnesota Stakeholders September The undersigned parties offer the following joint statement of principles to guide the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in its investigation of proposals to restructure the electric utility industry in Minnesota.

“affected with the public interest.” The technological and economic features of the industry are also such that a single provider is often able to serve the overall demand at a lower total cost than any combination of smaller entities could.

Competition cannot thrive under these conditions; eventually, all. Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a comprehensive framework for the restructuring of the electric utility industry, to establish consumer electricity rate savings by March 1,and to make certain other changes in law, necessary or appropriate to effectuate important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared.

(e) To ensure fair and non-discriminatory treatment of public and private sector entities in the process of Restructuring the electric power industry; (f) To protect the public interest as it is affected by the rates and services of electric utilities and other providers of electric power.

An electric utility's known and measurable net electric generation-related costs, determined on a net present value basis over the life of the asset or liability as part of its restructuring plan, which traditionally would be recoverable under a regulated environment but which may not be recoverable in a competitive electric generation market.

The California electricity crisis, also known as the Western U.S. energy crisis of andwas a situation in which the U.S. state of California had a shortage of electricity supply caused by market manipulations and capped retail electricity prices.

The state suffered from multiple large-scale blackouts, one of the state's largest energy companies collapsed, and the economic fall-out. That model was formalized by the Public Utility Holding Company Act ofa landmark New Deal-era law that grew out of government investigations into the Wall Street Crash of and the resulting Great Depression, which included the collapse of a public utility holding company empire that wiped outshareholders.

PUHCA was sponsored. (b) After the freeze period, an electric utility located in a power region that is not certified under Section shall continue to file annual reports under Sections, and as if the freeze period remained in effect, until the time the power region qualifies as certified under Section In addition, the commission staff and the office shall continue to review.

electric power industry have now made it possible and desirable to expose at least parts of the industry to competition.

Restructuring activities reveal, perhaps more than anything, the growing political and economic costs of the status quo where utilities hold wide-ranging monopoly power controlled by regulatory statutes and rules. Public Policy Making in Zimbabwe: A Three Decade Perspective Dr.

Gideon Zhou education, industrial and banking sectors among the most visibly affected. Against this background, the need to competition on the job market in all sectors of the economy. It was a. Of those states, 13 and DC offer uncapped electric retail competition, while 4 states—California, Michigan, Montana, and Oregon—permit, but constrain, retail access.

All of these states began restructuring their electric markets in the first wave of restructuring interest. Electric Utility Restructuring Electric restructuring generally describes a movement from regulated monopoly electric utility services to market-based competitive electric services. A lot of different terms are being used to describe what is happening at the federal level and in other states in the transition to electric competition.