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ELP Volume 85 Issue 3


One member, one vote. Democracy in action. That's how it works at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's annual business meeting.

Profile Light

Imagine a coal-fired power plant that’s humming away smack dab in the middle of a small town.

Gregory H. Boyce has No Doubts About Coal

An interview with the president and chief executive officer of the world’s largest private-sector coal company, Peabody Energy.

Costs Associated with Running RTO Markets

The original goal in establishing Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) was to bring cost savings to consumers by providing adequate, reliable and reasonably priced transmission service.

An Rx for Competition

The nation’s wholesale electricity markets- bilateral and organized-create the potential for lower costs, more efficient use of resources, and enhanced reliability.

Two sides of the Deregulation Debate

RTOs: Worth the Expense? A Prescription for Improving Competition.

Designing an RPS Program

To promote - not inhibit - renewable energy resources.

Air Apparent

Texas to unlock wind potential.

Qualifying Facilities in the Post-EPAct World

Contrary to rumors of the demise of the qualifying facility industry, it’s likely to grow.

New Life for Old Coal Plants

Power executives and engineers often find themselves in the “taken-for-granted” group.