Ohio retail choice getting off to slow start

Nov. 3, 2000–Ohio regulators have certified nine companies to sell retail electricity in Ohio when the market opens up for competition in 2 months. But only two providers, AES Power Direct and FirstEnergy Services Corp., a unit of incumbent FirstEnergy Corp., will actually offer electricity come January. FirstEnergy Services reported its certification Friday.

Nov. 7, 2000–North American generation will be adequate, says the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), but concedes it has also underestimated demand in the past and will revamp its forecasting method to keep ‘pace with the evolving market.’

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