Electric Power Industry Competition Legislation: Hearings Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999
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Page 19 - NARUC's members regulate the retail rates and services of electric, gas, water and telephone utilities. We have the obligation under state law to assure the establishment and maintenance of such energy utility services as may be required by the public convenience and necessity, and to ensure that such services are provided at rates and conditions that are just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers.
Page 107 - ... small and medium-sized communities in 49 states, all but Hawaii. In fact, 75 percent of our members are located in cities with populations of 10,000 people or less.
Page 293 - Bell operating company; (2) shall maintain books, records, and accounts in the manner prescribed by the Commission which shall be separate from the books, records, and accounts maintained by the Bell operating company of which it is an affiliate...
Page 157 - US SENATE, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, Washington, DC. The committee met, pursuant to notice at 9:35 am in room SH216, Hart Senate Office Building, Hon. Frank H. Murkowski, chairman, presiding.
Page 185 - The Commission has no authority to site electric transmission facilities that are necessary for interstate commerce. Existing law leaves siting to state authorities. This contrasts sharply with section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, which authorizes the Commission to site and grant eminent domain for the construction of interstate gas pipeline facilities. Exercising that authority, the Commission balances local concerns with the need for new pipeline capacity to support evolving markets. We have certificated...
Page 30 - Section 7031 for attending to the critical issue of ensuring the reliability of the interconnected bulk power system as the electric industry undergoes restructuring. A new electric reliability oversight system is needed now. The continued reliability of North America's high-voltage electricity grid, and the security of the consumers whose electricity supplies depend on that grid, is at stake.
Page 39 - Since its inception, the LPPC has focused on transmission policy as a critical issue for its members. The LPPC was the first group of transmission owning utilities which expressed support for open transmission access in the debates preceding the Energy Policy Act of 1992. At the same time, we led the way in developing and promoting regional transmission entities as a mechanism to manage and operate the transmission system in an open access environment.
Page 104 - I cannot overemphasize the importance of a federal guarantee for back-up power at just and reasonable rates in states that remain non-competitive. Without such a guarantee, cogenerators would be captive to unregulated monopolies that could charge what they wish, and the cogenerators would have no alternative. In states without...
Page 238 - Prudent Utility Practice shall mean any of the practices, methods and acts which, in the exercise of reasonable judgment, in light of the facts, including, but not limited to. the practices, methods and acts engaged In or approved by a significant portion of the electric utility industry...
Page 122 - The 35 million consumers served by these community-based systems continue to have a strong interest in the Committee's activities with regard to restructuring of the industry. Electric cooperatives comprise a unique component of the industry. Consumerowned, consumer-directed electric cooperatives provide their member-consumers the opportunity to exercise control over their own energy destiny. As the electric utility industry restructures, the electric...

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