Blog Archives: February 2013

February 2013

These comments were submitted by Fred Grygiel*, Former Chief Economist NJ Board of Public Utilities.

The Hempling essay, “Utility Mergers: Who Has a Vision?”  is, as always, interesting and informing. Here are some observations based on my experiences with some very large merger cases in NJ such as Exelon/PSEG; First Energy/GPU; Pepco/Atlantic Electric; and AGL Resources/Etown Corp.

Please note this is a “staff” perspective about who has a vision . . . OK, here we go, the petition is filed:

February 2013

A colleague at a state commission was reviewing the 2010 paper I worked on for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, entitled "Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions."  He was asking about ways to compensate renewable generators at levels exceeding avoided cost.