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  • September 24, 2013 • SNL

    NEI: Nuclear plant closures show that market defects must be fixed

    The trend of nuclear reactors being forced to close due to unfavorable economics shows there are serious "structural defects" in deregulated, competitive electricity markets in the U.S., but figuring out how to correct these defects is no easy task, a Nuclear Energy Institute official said Sept. 24. Read More

  • September 12, 2013 • The Akron Beacon Journal

    Some Tuesday blackouts were ordered to prevent a widespread outage

    Most of Tuesday's electricity blackouts in Northeast Ohio came about when record-setting 90-degree temperatures combined with a broken high transmission line and as parts of the power grid were shut down for routine maintenance. Read More

  • September 12, 2013 • Energy Choice Matters

    Outages due to Lack of Available Supply

    In what is ultimately a failure of a mandated reserve margin to keep the lights on -- despite the billions of dollars in costs that it annually imposes on customers -- PJM was forced to direct utilities to involuntarily curtail tens of thousands of customers on Tuesday, due to "unseasonably" hot conditions. Read More