Electricity

Policies/Programs

Feed-In Tariffs and similar programs

Released: May 30, 2013

Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are a policy mechanism used to encourage deployment of renewable electricity technologies. FITs are used to a limited extent around the United States as listed. A FIT program typically guarantees that customers who own a FIT-eligible renewable electricity generation facility, such as a roof-top solar photovoltaic system, will receive a set price from their utility for all of the electricity they generate and provide to the grid.

Status of State Electric Industry Restructuring Activity

Released: September 1, 2010

Presents an overview of the status of electric industry restructuring in each state. Restructuring means that a monopoly system of electric utilities has been replaced with competing sellers. (archived versions)

Changing Structure of the Electric Power Industry 2000: An Update, The

Released: October 1, 2000

Provides a comprehensive overview of the structure of the U.S. electric power industry over the past 10 years, with emphasis on the major changes that have occurred, their causes, and their effects.

 
Changing Structure of Electric Power Industry 1999: Mergers and Other Corporate Combinations, The

Released: December 1, 1999

Presents data about corporate combinations involving investor-owned utilities in the United States, discusses corporate objectives for entering into such combinations, and assesses their cumulative effects on the structure of the electric power industry.

 
Comprehensive Electricity Competition Act: A Comparison of Model Results, The

Released: September 1, 1999

This report describes the Energy Information Administration's use of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) to evaluate the effects of the Administration's restructuring proposal using the parameter settings and assumptions from the Policy Office Electricity Modeling System (POEMS) analysis.

 
Challenges of Electric Power Industry Restructuring for Fuel Suppliers

Released: September 1, 1998

Provides an assessment of the changes in other energy industries that could occur as the result of restructuring in the electric power industry.

 
Changing Structure of the Electric Power Industry: Selected Issues, 1998

Released: July 1, 1998

Provides an analytical assessment of the changes taking place in the electric power industry, including market structure, consumer choice, and ratesetting and transition costs. Also presents federal and state initiatives in promoting competition.

 
Electricity Reform Abroad and U.S. Investment

Released: September 1, 1997

Reviews and analyzes the recent electricity reforms in Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom in an attempt to better understand how different models of privatization and reform have worked in practice. This report also analyzes the motivations of the U.S. companies who have invested in the electricity industries of Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

 
Electricity Prices in a Competitive Environment: Marginal Cost Pricing

Released: August 1, 1997

Presents the results of an analysis that focuses on two questions: (1) How are prices for competitive generation services likely to differ from regulated prices if competitive prices are based on marginal costs rather than regulated cost-of-service pricing? (2) What impacts will the competitive pricing of generation services (based on marginal costs) have on electricity consumption patterns, production costs, and the financial integrity of electricity suppliers?

 
Changing Structure of the Electric Power Industry: An Update, The

Released: December 1, 1996

Provides a comprehensive overview of the structure of the U.S. electric power industry over the past 10 years, with emphasis on the major changes that have occurred, their causes, and their effects.

 
Privatization and the Globalization of Energy Markets

Released: October 1, 1996

Discusses recent efforts at privatization in petroleum, electricity, and coal, as well as the impetus that privatization has provided in fostering the evolution of the multinational and multidimensional energy company.

 
Renewable Resource Electricity in the Changing Regulatory Environment

Released: December 1, 1995

This article surveys in the development of renewable resource electricity recent actions and proposals and summarizes their implications for the renewables industry.

 
Changing Structure of the Electric Power Industry: 1970-1991

Released: March 1, 1993

The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the ownership of the U.S. electric power industry over the past two decades, with emphasis on the major changes that have occurred, their causes, and their effects.

 

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