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Of monopolies and monopolies: Cost of service ‘markets’ abound

Of monopolies and monopolies: Cost of service ‘markets’ abound The Restructured Administrative Market Model is having a “tough go,” Ray Gifford and Matt Larson write, noting that central planning is its core tenet, as with traditional monopoly service providers. Regions of the country adhering to the Restructured Administrative Market Model (RAMM), particularly in its ‘purest’ … Continue reading Of monopolies and monopolies: Cost of service ‘markets’ abound

Industry Disruptors and the Imperative for Dual Innovation

Industry Disruptors and the Imperative for Dual Innovation In the past decade, these industry trends and issues have placed increasing pressures on utilities to transform their enterprise operations. And those aren’t the only pressures in play: The industry is also being disrupted in a dramatic way by digital transformation, new technologies, outside competitors entering the … Continue reading Industry Disruptors and the Imperative for Dual Innovation

PJM monitor recommends market changes for competitiveness

PJM monitor recommends market changes for competitiveness In the PJM Interconnection’s latest 2016 Quarterly State of the Market Report, released Thursday, the independent market monitor made three new recommendations and two modified recommendations to enhance the competitiveness and efficiency of PJM markets. The energy uplift, capacity market and demand response sections of the report each … Continue reading PJM monitor recommends market changes for competitiveness

Pa. PUC wary of Ohio electric deals with #FirstEnergy and #AEP

Pa. PUC wary of Ohio electric deals with FirstEnergy and AEP Pennsylvania regulators are unnerved about what’s happening across the border in Ohio. Two electric utilities, owned by FirstEnergy Corp. and AEP Corp., have spent more than a year trying to convince the Public Utility Commission of Ohio that all of their customers should help … Continue reading Pa. PUC wary of Ohio electric deals with #FirstEnergy and #AEP

Ratepayer advocates say ‘everyone is unhappy’ with #Ohio electric market

Ratepayer advocates say ‘everyone is unhappy’ with Ohio electric market “Everyone is unhappy” with the state of the electric industry in Ohio, according to a report issued Tuesday night by the state agency charged with protecting the interests of Ohio electric consumers. Noting that a majority of states have lower electric rates, the report from … Continue reading Ratepayer advocates say ‘everyone is unhappy’ with #Ohio electric market