American Indian tribes and electric industry restructuring: Issues and opportunities

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The US electric utility industry is undergoing a period of fundamental change that has significant implications for Native American tribes. Although many details remain to be determined, the future electric power industry will be very different from that of the present. It is anticipated that the new competitive electric industry will be more efficient, which some believe will benefit all participants by lowering electricity costs. Recent developments in the industry, however, indicate that the restructuring process will likely benefit some parties at the expense of others. Given the historical experience and current situation of Native American tribes in the US, ... continued below

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Howarth, D.; Busch, J. & Starrs, T. July 1997.

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  • Howarth, D. Morse, Richard, and Weisenmiller, and Associates Inc., Oakland, CA (United States)
  • Busch, J. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Starrs, T. Kelso, Starrs, and Associates LLC, Vashon, WA (United States)

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The US electric utility industry is undergoing a period of fundamental change that has significant implications for Native American tribes. Although many details remain to be determined, the future electric power industry will be very different from that of the present. It is anticipated that the new competitive electric industry will be more efficient, which some believe will benefit all participants by lowering electricity costs. Recent developments in the industry, however, indicate that the restructuring process will likely benefit some parties at the expense of others. Given the historical experience and current situation of Native American tribes in the US, there is good reason to pay attention to electric industry changes to ensure that the situation of tribes is improved and not worsened as a result of electric restructuring. This paper provides a review of electricity restructuring in the US and identifies ways in which tribes may be affected and how tribes may seek to protect and serve their interests. Chapter 2 describes the current status of energy production and service on reservations. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the evolution of the electric industry to its present form and introduces the regulatory and structural changes presently taking place. Chapter 4 provides a more detailed discussion of changes in the US electric industry with a specific focus on the implications of these changes for tribes. Chapter 5 presents a summary of the conclusions reached in this paper.

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  • Other: DE98051516
  • Report No.: LBNL--39804
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  • DOI: 10.2172/578552 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696701

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Howarth, D.; Busch, J. & Starrs, T. American Indian tribes and electric industry restructuring: Issues and opportunities, report, July 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696701/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.