Presentation on theme: "California Power Industry 14 CHAPTER. Objectives After studying this special feature on California power, you will be able to Describe the California."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives After studying this special feature on California power, you will be able to Describe the California power supply industry and its regulatory framework Describe the crisis of 2001 and explain the lessons learned Review the main debates and the pros and cons of the regulatory change of 1996
Background: The industry up to 1999 This link takes you to the Energy Information Administration where you will find a mass of data and information about the California electricity supply industry before the deregulation problems hit.link takes you to the Energy Information Administration
Californias Regulatory Framework The California electricity supply industry is regulated by the Electricity Oversight Board. Use this link to visit the EOB Web site where you will find a wealth of information about the industry, its challenges, and the way the EOB is seeking to address them.EOB When you get to the EOB site, use the links on the side panel to learn about the Board and its history.
Facts, Causes, and Lessons The California electricity crisis, its causes, and the lessons learned from it remain controversial. Some links on the next slide will take you to the debates. But first, carefully review this comprehensive guide to the crisis by the Congressional Budget Office.Congressional Budget Office
The Debates Many individuals and groups weighed in on the pros and cons of Californias regulatory changes. Some of the most coherent arguments can be found by using the following four links: Reason Public Policy Institute Rocky Mountain Institute Open Secrets Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Electricity Restructuring in other States This link takes you to an Energy Information Administration resource where you can obtain a summary of the restructuring of the electricity industry across the United States.link takes you to an Energy Information Administration