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ELP Volume 83 Issue 5

celebration ends as hard work begins on energy bill

Our cover story, the annual Energy & Utilities Financial Rankings, is one of the perennial favorites at EL&P.

energy bill creates new opportunities, new challenges

The new energy legislation that President Bush signed into law on Aug. 8, 2005, the Domenici-Barton Energy Policy Act of 2005, will help create new opportunities for investment in the electric generation and transmission sectors.

asset management: meter security takes on important role

The wake left by the financial scandals of Enron and WorldCom has reached every corner of the U.

will 13 be a lucky number? Title 13, the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005

Two months ago, reaction to the signing of the first energy bill in nearly 13 years was a mixture of celebration and relief.

benefit of counsel: law? what law?: generators selling in RTO markets still have control...

The Federal Power Act (FPA) grants public utilities the right to propose rates for any wholesale power service they provide, and FERC must accept these rates if it determines they are just and reasonable and not unduly discriminatory or preferential.

create a winning strategy while building a winning culture

Faced with the challenges of developing a long-term strategy for profitable growth and engaging his organization to make the strategy happen, Mike Chesser, CEO of Great Plains Energy (GPE), and his COO, Bill Downey, began with a set of beliefs to guide the strategy development effort.

gradualism in retail restructuring

Editor’s note: The following is the second article in a three-part series discussing electricity industry restructuring in the United States.

marketing buzz: the power of associations

Have you ever had one of those days when you’re trying to come up with a fresh way to handle a press release or media briefing? Or maybe you need to find someone who can help you plan and implement a residential program.

is the nuclear renaissance already here?

For some time now, there has been a perceptible shift in the public attitude toward nuclear power.

energy bill aims to connect cost, price & consumption

The potential benefits of enabling power consumers to know and respond to the cost of producing the power they consume have long been recognized.