Electricity Transmission Pricing and Technology

  • Michael Einhorn
  • Riaz Siddiqi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William R. Hughes, Richard Felak
    Pages 25-57
  3. I. J. Pérez-Arriaga, F. J. Rubio, J. F. Puerta, J. Arceluz, J. Marin
    Pages 59-76
  4. Tom Parkinson
    Pages 103-127
  5. Brendan J. Ring, E. Grant Read
    Pages 183-206
  6. Einar Westre
    Pages 229-238
  7. Narain G. Hingorani
    Pages 239-257
  8. Karl Stahlkopf
    Pages 259-275
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-282

About this book


The electric utility industry and its stakeholders in the.United States appear to be at a critical juncture in time. Powerful forces of global proportions are propelling the industry instinctively and in a secular fashion towards restructuring. That the industry will change is a fait accomplii. The nature and timing of the change is still a matter of intense debate, however. Because of the evolution of the industry into its present-day form, i.e. regulated local monopolies in their designated franchise service territories, the relative roles and expectations of various institutions would have to change to conform to the new state in the future. In either encouraging, or allowing this change to happen, society is essentially saying that future societal welfare would be better served by the changed structure contemplated. What that assumption translates into in more direct terms is that creation of future wealth would be better accomplished through redistribution of wealth today. Thoughtful individuals recognize the enormous responsibility placed upon the various entities empowered with jurisdiction over the timing and nature of the structural change. They are trying hard to bring analytical rigor to bear on the debate. One very critical element of this debate on restructuring is the issue of the treatment of transmission. The issue has been variously labeled transmission access, or pricing. Volumes have been written and spoken on this topic.

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Einhorn
    • 1
  • Riaz Siddiqi
    • 2
  1. 1.US Department of JusticeUSA
  2. 2.CINergy CorporationUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3831-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0710-8
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