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KMT RPS Aff

KMT RPS Aff

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10/16/2011

A FEDERAL RPS IS MORE EFFECTIVE – BRINGS UTILITIES INTO COMPLIANCE WITH POST-
PUCHA – ALLOWS FOR INTERSTATE COMMERCE OF ENERGY
SOVACOOL 2007
[Benjamin - research fellow @ Centre for Asia and Globalization, “A Matter of Stability and
Equity”, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT / ttate]
A federal RPS better matches the post-PUCHA interstate power landscape . The elimination of PUCHA in
2005 removed the geographical restrictions that limited public utility holding companies to
single, integrated systems. [19] More utilities operate across state lines, and many have
begun to merge and consolidate to maximize profits and deal with the perceived
challenges of restructuring. While they are still pending approval, the proposed mergers of
MidAmerican Energy Holdings with Pacificorp and Constellation Energy with FLP serve as
prominent examples of this trend. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 also accelerated the
regionalization of the industry by authorizing more interstate compacts and promoting
interstate planning and cooperation. Using individual states as a crucible for innovations in
electricity generation and marketing may have made sense when PUHCA limited the size
and geographic scope of utility holding companies, but makes little sense now. Using the
states alone to promote renewable energy technologies endorses action at the improper
scale since electricity flows across state lines.

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