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Collocation and Franchise Rights: Infrastructure on the Modern Electric Grid

James McGinniss

Franchise rights are a major issue that we should be talking about more. With the newfound ability to collocate supply and demand, it is apparent that electric infrastructure is not a natural monopoly. As such, franchise rights have become a barrier to the proliferation of distributed generation assets and the efficiency with which they can be deployed.

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In Search of a Logical Retail Market Structure: Is the NYREV DSO the Answer?

James McGinniss

NY has undertaken an ambitious market restructuring program called New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision, or NYREV, which has a stated outcome of creating a fully functioning retail market, much like the wholesale markets of today. But is it the answer?

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