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Using Auctions to Divest Generation Assets

In most states, ratepayers will compensate utilities for their stranded costs. As a result, these costs must be measured as accurately as possible, in a manner that is easily understood by all concerned parties. We describe the options for measuring stranded costs and argue that a simultaneous ascending auction is the best approach.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 1997
Date of revision: 09 Jun 1998
Publication status: Published in Electricity Journal, 10:10, December 1997, pages 22-31.
Handle: RePEc:pcc:pccumd:97elec
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