The Debate On State-Sponsored Power Plants Continues

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 12:35 PM EST) -- A recent report prepared by Continental Economics for the Compete Coalition finds that state-sponsored electric generating plants raise costs for customers and jeopardize reliability. The report’s release comes at a time when parties are debating the merits of a potential new state-sponsored power plant in Massachusetts and when the electricity grid operators in New England and the mid-Atlantic have proposed tariff revisions to address how their capacity markets will handle offers from state-sponsored plants.

The flurry of activity on the issue underscores the continuing struggle to...
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