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Title: How effective are M and As in distribution? Evaluating the government's policy of using mergers and amalgamations to drive efficiencies into ontario's LDCs

Abstract

A review of research indicates that few real welfare gains have emerged from the costly effort by the Ontario Government and Regulator to reduce the number of distribution utilities in the province. Significant gains could have been realized without restructuring from improved regulation, with incentives for laggard firms to correct their sub-optimal factor input mix and implement scope-enhancing initiatives. (author)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20880635
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Electricity Journal; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ONTARIO; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; REGULATIONS; EFFICIENCY; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS

Citation Formats

Cronin, Frank J., and Motluk, Stephen A. How effective are M and As in distribution? Evaluating the government's policy of using mergers and amalgamations to drive efficiencies into ontario's LDCs. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/J.TEJ.2007.02.005.
Cronin, Frank J., & Motluk, Stephen A. How effective are M and As in distribution? Evaluating the government's policy of using mergers and amalgamations to drive efficiencies into ontario's LDCs. United States. doi:10.1016/J.TEJ.2007.02.005.
Cronin, Frank J., and Motluk, Stephen A. Sun . "How effective are M and As in distribution? Evaluating the government's policy of using mergers and amalgamations to drive efficiencies into ontario's LDCs". United States. doi:10.1016/J.TEJ.2007.02.005.
@article{osti_20880635,
title = {How effective are M and As in distribution? Evaluating the government's policy of using mergers and amalgamations to drive efficiencies into ontario's LDCs},
author = {Cronin, Frank J. and Motluk, Stephen A.},
abstractNote = {A review of research indicates that few real welfare gains have emerged from the costly effort by the Ontario Government and Regulator to reduce the number of distribution utilities in the province. Significant gains could have been realized without restructuring from improved regulation, with incentives for laggard firms to correct their sub-optimal factor input mix and implement scope-enhancing initiatives. (author)},
doi = {10.1016/J.TEJ.2007.02.005},
journal = {Electricity Journal},
number = 3,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}