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Title: Transition to competition: Federal initiatives and industry opportunities

Abstract

Electric utilities must adapt to an increasingly competitive environment. The best available tool for becoming and staying competitive may be participation in a regional transmission group. Title VII of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 marked perhaps the most significant transition in the electric utility industry in 57 years. With it, Congress signaled its clear support for competition as a principal means to bring greater efficiency to the industry and the U.S. economy it serves. That competition is advancing at both the state and federal level, through a variety of processes. The authors purpose here is to address the role and agenda of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in promoting that competition, the central place of transmission the the more competitive future all players in the electric power industry now face, and the unparalleled opportunity Regional Transmission Groups offer electric utilities to become proactive in designing this important structural element of competition.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates Woodyard, Washington, DC (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5197998
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electricity Journal; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6:10; Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; COMPETITION; LEGISLATION; ENERGY POLICY; REGULATIONS; US FERC; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; 293000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290201 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics- (1992-); 296000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Electric Power

Citation Formats

Massey, W.L.. Transition to competition: Federal initiatives and industry opportunities. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1016/1040-6190(93)90092-Y.
Massey, W.L.. Transition to competition: Federal initiatives and industry opportunities. United States. doi:10.1016/1040-6190(93)90092-Y.
Massey, W.L.. Wed . "Transition to competition: Federal initiatives and industry opportunities". United States. doi:10.1016/1040-6190(93)90092-Y.
@article{osti_5197998,
title = {Transition to competition: Federal initiatives and industry opportunities},
author = {Massey, W.L.},
abstractNote = {Electric utilities must adapt to an increasingly competitive environment. The best available tool for becoming and staying competitive may be participation in a regional transmission group. Title VII of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 marked perhaps the most significant transition in the electric utility industry in 57 years. With it, Congress signaled its clear support for competition as a principal means to bring greater efficiency to the industry and the U.S. economy it serves. That competition is advancing at both the state and federal level, through a variety of processes. The authors purpose here is to address the role and agenda of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in promoting that competition, the central place of transmission the the more competitive future all players in the electric power industry now face, and the unparalleled opportunity Regional Transmission Groups offer electric utilities to become proactive in designing this important structural element of competition.},
doi = {10.1016/1040-6190(93)90092-Y},
journal = {Electricity Journal; (United States)},
issn = {1040-6190},
number = ,
volume = 6:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {12}
}