Monthly Archives: April 2007

DOE Designates "National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor" in New York After Critical Hearing

The Energy Policy Act of 2005Under Section 1221 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the federal government was given new power to site certain transmission lines, traditionally a state function. New York, for example, has more than 11,000 miles of transmission lines constructed by investor owned utilities and the State Power Authority, under the Read more…

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Not so Smart? High Tech Metering May Harm Low Income Electricity Customers

The idea of “smart” or “advanced” metering (AMI) was given additional push by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Congress added a new provision (Section 1252) which requires state utility regulators to consider smart metering. Congress did not mandate its universal adoption by state regulators, as utility regulation traditionally has been left to the states. Read more…

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