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Independent transmission system operators (ITSOs) are adopting diverse strategies for addressing the physical and political needs of their regions. They are entrusted with the complicated tasks of ensuring non-discriminatory and reliable transmission access, administering regional transmission tariffs, and in some cases, operating power exchanges.
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Entrepreneurs in recent years aggressively pursued development of merchant power plants in Florida for the sale of wholesale electricity since projections are that the state may need as much as 8,000 MW of additional electricity over the next 10 years. Merchant plants are entirely funded and constructed by private equity investment and debt financing with no captive ratepayers to assure the repayment and recovery of the construction or operating costs. End users of electric power from merchant p
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The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd. (BHP) of Australia agreed to sell its electric power business to Duke Energy in mid-December. The A$509 million (US$315 million) transaction involves power plants and transmission lines in Western Australia and New Zealand, part of a gas pipeline in Western Australia and a portfolio of other Australian and international development projects.
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As the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) leadership works to patch the transmission entity`s holes, others are eagerly pursuing new models for moving power through the region.
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Sure!MAPS RASTER is a series of seamless, full color, georeferenced U.S. Geological Survey topographic raster maps delivered on CD-ROM and over the Internet. Nationwide data is available in 1:24,000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 scales and can be directly imported into raster capable software packages, including ESRI`s ArcView GIS, ARC/INFO and ArcExplorer. The data provides an ideal basemap for vector and raster overlays.
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The focus for most of the U.S. power industry is on divestiture, consolidation and-perhaps most impor- tantly-cost containment. Rethinking capital allocation is integral in the wake of restructuring initiatives and their continued push to competition. The variables factored into a company`s business strategies are now weighted differently, or are new ones not previously considered. The balance of future risk and reward tradeoffs depends on variables such as regulated assets vs. non-regulated ass
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The Consortium for the Intelligent Management of the Electric Power Grid (CIMEG) was awarded a three-year $1.5 million grant from the Electric Power Research Institute and the Department of Defense to develop an intelligent management system for the nation`s electric power grid. The system, which would operate in a manner similar to a computer network, would help ensure reliability in times of severe natural disasters or other crises. No system currently exists to protect the integrity of the na