Assessing strategies to address transition costs in a restructuring electricity industry

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Restructuring the US electricity industry has become the nation`s central energy issue for the 1990s. Restructuring proposals at the federal and state levels focus on more competitive market structures for generation and the integration of transmission within those structures. The proposed move to more competitive generation markets will expose utility costs that are above those experienced by alternative suppliers. Debate about these above-market, or transition, costs (e.g., their size,who will pay for them and how) has played a prominent role in restructuring proceedings. This paper presents results from a project to systematically assess strategies to address transition costs exposed by ... continued below

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Baxter, L.; Hadley, S. & Hirst, E. August 1, 1996.

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Restructuring the US electricity industry has become the nation`s central energy issue for the 1990s. Restructuring proposals at the federal and state levels focus on more competitive market structures for generation and the integration of transmission within those structures. The proposed move to more competitive generation markets will expose utility costs that are above those experienced by alternative suppliers. Debate about these above-market, or transition, costs (e.g., their size,who will pay for them and how) has played a prominent role in restructuring proceedings. This paper presents results from a project to systematically assess strategies to address transition costs exposed by restructuring the electricity industry.

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  • 17. annual North American conference of the International Association for Energy Economics, Boston, MA (United States), 26-30 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE96014604
  • Report No.: CONF-9610179--1
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/409931 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 405724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683001

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Baxter, L.; Hadley, S. & Hirst, E. Assessing strategies to address transition costs in a restructuring electricity industry, article, August 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683001/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.