The North American Blackout and Electricity Policy: Alternatives to Transmission Construction

5 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2004

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L. Lynne Kiesling

Purdue University - Department of Economics

Abstract

It is time to stop regulating the electricity industry as if it were a natural monopoly. Technology has moved on and competition must not be discouraged by regulation. Competition is not only necessary for lower prices to consumers: the particular technological developments that have taken place in recent years mean that competition can diversify supply sources and contribute to increased security of supply.

Suggested Citation

Kiesling, L. Lynne, The North American Blackout and Electricity Policy: Alternatives to Transmission Construction. Economic Affairs, Vol. 24, pp. 53-57, March 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=516631

L. Lynne Kiesling (Contact Author)

Purdue University - Department of Economics ( email )

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1310
United States

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