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Title: PURPA: The spur to competition and utility restructuring

Abstract

Without discussing the merits or deficiencies of the arguments made by contesting parties, this article explores the history of PURPA and its intended and unintended consequences. The article will serve as a background for discussion of the repeal or reform of PURPA so that participants in the debate will understand the profound consequences of this important law. Most notably, PURPA helped establish the free-market, competitive principles that many people hope to extend further in the utility system.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20006057
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electricity Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: PBD: Aug-Sep 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; US PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT; PUBLIC UTILITIES; COMPETITION; DEREGULATION; HISTORICAL ASPECTS

Citation Formats

Hirsh, R.F. PURPA: The spur to competition and utility restructuring. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1016/S1040-6190(99)00060-3.
Hirsh, R.F. PURPA: The spur to competition and utility restructuring. United States. doi:10.1016/S1040-6190(99)00060-3.
Hirsh, R.F. Wed . "PURPA: The spur to competition and utility restructuring". United States. doi:10.1016/S1040-6190(99)00060-3.
@article{osti_20006057,
title = {PURPA: The spur to competition and utility restructuring},
author = {Hirsh, R.F.},
abstractNote = {Without discussing the merits or deficiencies of the arguments made by contesting parties, this article explores the history of PURPA and its intended and unintended consequences. The article will serve as a background for discussion of the repeal or reform of PURPA so that participants in the debate will understand the profound consequences of this important law. Most notably, PURPA helped establish the free-market, competitive principles that many people hope to extend further in the utility system.},
doi = {10.1016/S1040-6190(99)00060-3},
journal = {Electricity Journal},
issn = {1040-6190},
number = 7,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}