The Resource The California electricity crisis, James L Sweeney

The California electricity crisis, James L Sweeney

Label
The California electricity crisis
Title
The California electricity crisis
Statement of responsibility
James L Sweeney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "California began the decade of the 1990s with a vertically integrated electric power system that had been working reasonably well under regulation. Still, there were opportunities for improvement. Although some reasons offered for restructuring were unrealistic, sufficiently valid reasons existed to proceed. There was, however, risk from the very beginning that things could go wrong - and go wrong they did."
  • "The restructuring, often mischaracterized as "deregulation," put the state and the investor-owned utilities in an inappropriately risky economic position. The risks became realities as the perfect storm hit California's electric system. The western states failed to build new generation capacity to match their growth in power consumption. Problems became apparent in the new California wholesale markets. Low rainfall in the Pacific Northwest curtailed hydroelectric generation and precipitated an electricity shortage. The challenge to California was serious and difficult
  • The California Electricity Crisis details the events that ultimately led to the crisis: the policy decisions, consequences of those decisions, and alternatives that could have averted the crisis and the current blight."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweeney, James L
Dewey number
333.793/2/09794
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9685.U6
LC item number
C376 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press publication
Series volume
number 513 [i.e. 503]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electric utilities
  • Electric industries
  • Energy policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Electric industries
  • Electric utilities
  • Energy policy
  • California
  • Elektriciteitsvoorziening
  • Elektriciteitsbedrijven
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Privatisering
  • Elektrizitätsversorgung
  • Krise
  • Kalifornien
  • Politique gouvernementale
  • Politique énergétique
  • Électricité
  • Services publics
  • Industrie de l'électricité
  • Californie (État)
Label
The California electricity crisis, James L Sweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction and overview -- 2. California's restructuring: turning opportunity into risk: -- California utilities before restructuring -- The changing federal regulatory structure -- Opening transmission networks -- Impacts on California electricity before restructuring -- Motivations for California electricity deregulation -- California public utilities commission leadership -- Wholesale markets under the restructured system -- Municipal utilities -- 3. The challenge: -- The nature of challenge -- Electricity supply and demand patterns -- Wholesale price increases -- Why did wholesale prices increase so much? -- California-controlled wholesale price controls -- The financial challenge -- State policy responses during the challenge period -- 4. Through crisis: -- The nature of crisis -- The electricity crisis -- The financial crisis -- State and federal policy responses -- California policy during the crisis: a critique -- 5. From crisis to blight: -- Long-term electricity purchase contracts -- Electricity revenue bonds -- Inclusion of the utilities' past crisis costs in future electricity rates -- Paying sunk costs through future electricity prices -- Elimination of direct access -- State power authority -- 6. Policy options: what next?: -- Improve regional integration -- Improve California electricity markets -- Improve risk management -- Manage California's financial obligations
Control code
864675547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817929138
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
09105863-82e8-4559-9462-590c72f1374d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864675547
Label
The California electricity crisis, James L Sweeney
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction and overview -- 2. California's restructuring: turning opportunity into risk: -- California utilities before restructuring -- The changing federal regulatory structure -- Opening transmission networks -- Impacts on California electricity before restructuring -- Motivations for California electricity deregulation -- California public utilities commission leadership -- Wholesale markets under the restructured system -- Municipal utilities -- 3. The challenge: -- The nature of challenge -- Electricity supply and demand patterns -- Wholesale price increases -- Why did wholesale prices increase so much? -- California-controlled wholesale price controls -- The financial challenge -- State policy responses during the challenge period -- 4. Through crisis: -- The nature of crisis -- The electricity crisis -- The financial crisis -- State and federal policy responses -- California policy during the crisis: a critique -- 5. From crisis to blight: -- Long-term electricity purchase contracts -- Electricity revenue bonds -- Inclusion of the utilities' past crisis costs in future electricity rates -- Paying sunk costs through future electricity prices -- Elimination of direct access -- State power authority -- 6. Policy options: what next?: -- Improve regional integration -- Improve California electricity markets -- Improve risk management -- Manage California's financial obligations
Control code
864675547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817929138
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
09105863-82e8-4559-9462-590c72f1374d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864675547

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