- Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC) Orders 888 and 889 were put in place in 1996. These
regulations allowed for the wholesale trading of electricity (between
generators and customers regardless of where they are in the country)
and helped California to implement competition at the retail level.
- In 1996 (when California
passed deregulation legislation), the average revenue per kilowatthour
(a proxy for price) of electricity sold in California was 9.48 cents,
the 10th highest among the 50 States and the District of Columbia. The
U.S. average price was 6.86 cents per kilowatthour.
- During the period from
1990 through 1999, overall demand increased by 11.3 percent. Electric
generating capacity decreased by 1.7 percent during the same period.
- California's reliance on
power imports increased with the State currently relying on about 11,000
megawatts of out-of-state capacity. Less than 5,000 megawatts of new
capacity is projected to come on line in California by 2004.
in California: Issues for Petroleum and Natural Gas Supply
Trends in California's Electricity Retail Prices Fact
California’s Electricity Situation Briefing for the staff of the
U.S. House of Representatives A
(March, 2001, Energy Information Administration)
Selected California Electric Energy Statistics
Useful Information on California's Electricity & Natural Gas. The
information shown below provides a quick-reference guide to the Energy Information
Administration's (EIA) data sources related to the California electicity
crisis. The publications cited are developed from data collected from respondents
to various electricity surveys managed by the EIA, as well as information
on the California Power Exchange and ISO. Products from EIA's Natural Gas
Division are also provided.
|A Snapshot of California Natural Gas Supply and Demand ||pdf |
Independent Service Operator (ISO)
Regulatory Commissions and Major Utilities
Public Power Association
& Poors Site (Information related to California)
More Electric Information