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SCE's deregulation “direct access implementation project” the “California experiences” (with emphasis on the usage reporting and settlement processes)

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1 Author(s)
Pope, H. ; Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead, CA, USA

Restructuring of the California electric industry, known in California as direct access (DA), would create a process by which customers could chose another provider of electric energy. The design of direct access was going thorough a tortuous and slow series of proposals, hearings, and decisions by the California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC). However, the slowness of the process frustrated all players-the utilities, the state legislature, and those wishing to enter the huge California market for electric energy. Eventually the utilities began working with the California legislature to enact a statute that would take control of the process. The utilities were anxious to ensure that the process would be orderly, and that some of their desired features could be preserved-and most significantly, the opportunity to recover most of their stranded costs

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Electric Utility Deregulation and Restructuring and Power Technologies, 2000. Proceedings. DRPT 2000. International Conference on

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