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Master's Professional Reports Abstract

Deregulation and Municipal Electric Utilities: Challenges and Successful Solutions
Dixon, Erin
REPORT 1999 D6438 Public Affairs Library

This report examines the city of Austin's public utility, along with a brief survey of other public utilities around the nation, to explore the potential challenges of impending deregulation. The report reviews deregulation developments in Texas and the nation. It presents a regulatory history and an overview of public power responses to deregulation. The report will conclude with a series of policy recommendations for the utility as it enters a competitive environment.