Reports that ISO New England, the independent system operator that runs the power grid, is looking into the possibility that some power generators or marketers may have conspired to tamper with New England electricity market prices. Voiding of wholesale market prices in January 2000; Criticism against ISO New England by competitive power groups.
Presents updates on lighting, electricity and population as of December 1998. Percentage of America's annual lighting bill spent on commercial and industrial buildings; Percentage drop of United States electricity prices since 1982; Estimated world population on November 1, 1998.
Deregulation, Prices, Electric industry laws, and Electricity
Presents brief updates on the electric industry in the United States, from the Web site of `Consulting-Specifying Engineer' magazine. Electricity deregulation bill proposed by Senator Don Nickles; US Department of Energy's solicitation of proposals from energy-intensive industries; Report on industrial and commercial energy users' electricity prices from the Energy Information Administration.