Policy & Regulation

‘Utilities Project’ report explores key challenges facing the beleaguered electric industry

A sweeping federal plan to restructure the nation's electric market is examined in depth in the publication, Leadership in a Shifting Market: The Utilities Project, Volume 3.

RED Index places Texas and UK highest on electric competition

The 4th Edition of the RED Index (Retail Energy Deregulation Index), issued yesterday by the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets (CAEM) at the Edison Electric Institute's National Accounts Conference, shows that California's well-publicized troubles, the Enron collapse and the financial crisis in the energy industry have all but halted progress on electricity competition in the U.S.

American Superconductor books record HTS wire orders in fourth fiscal quarter

American Superconductor Corp. reported it received orders for a record 450 kilometers (279 miles) of high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire during its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended March 31.

N.Y. governor: U.S.’s toughest acid rain controls approved

Governor George E. Pataki recently announced that the New York State Environmental Board has approved the nation's strictest regulations to reduce emissions of acid rain causing pollutants from electric generators.

U.S. government releases new summary of greenhouse gases for 2001

The Energy Information Administration has released a summary of the Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases for 2001.

FERC move brings end to blame game, group says

FERC's decision to release documents for California's market manipulation investigation should end the "blame game" and help avoid future shortages, the Western Power Trading Forum announced.

Statement by EPSA President Lynne H. Church on FERC’s probe into energy market

Lynne Church, the president of the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), released a statement immediately following rulings by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its Western energy market manipulation investigations.

Energy commission expects jump in California energy refunds

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action Wednesday that it expects will increase the amount of refunds in connection with California's energy crisis of 2000 and 2001.

FERC issues final reports on Western energy market manipulation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday released several findings which signal the "beginning of the end" of the investigation into Western energy market manipulation.

Texas Commercial Energy announces internal restructuring

Texas Commercial Energy (TCE) announced its plans for internal restructuring to facilitate its bankruptcy reorganization efforts.