This course will expose students to the legal, economic, and structural issues involved in electricity regulation and policy. Covered topics include: the history and evolution of regulation of electric utilities as monopolies, utility ratemaking, traditional state jurisdiction over utilites, the Federal Power Act, electricity restructuring, and an introduction to renewable power policies. The course may briefly discuss the extraction or environmental regulation of energy resources.
Evaluation will be based primarily on a final exam.
Updated April 6, 2015