Two sides of the Deregulation Debate

Moody, Diane
May 2007
Electric Light & Power;May/Jun2007, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the two aspects of the energy deregulation issue in the U.S. The original goal in establishing the Regional Transmission Organizations was to bring cost savings to consumers by reasonably priced transmission service. Its function is the provision of non-discriminatory transmission service and elimination of transmission rate. But, it became complex and assumed adiditional functions which resulted to an increase in the cost of administering it. INSET: An Electric Choice Report Card.


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