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Energy Law: Electricity Regulation

Energy Law: Electricity Regulation - Professor Melissa Powers

  • Course Number: LAW-336
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course will expose students to the legal, economic, structural, and social 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 utilities, the Federal Power Act, electricity restructuring, electricity transmission, and an introduction to renewable power policies.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Regular quizzes, class participation (in person and online), and a final exam. The class evaluation may include a short paper or in-class simulation.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no