Competition in the U.S. electric power sector : some recent developments
Author(s)Joskow, Paul L.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
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This paper examines recent efforts to expand competitive opportunities in the electric power sector in the US. I start with a brief overview of the structure and regulation of the US electricity sector as it existed in the mid-1980s. I then turn to a discussion of the role of what I will call "wholesale market competition" and how it has expanded during the last decade. Finally, I will discuss more recent efforts to expand competitive opportunities for retail customers. I conclude with some thoughts about future developments.
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
MIT-CEEPR (Series) ; 94-008WP.