Although maligned and defined in various quarters by its “alphabet soup” approach to energy acronyms and detailed action plans, California needs to expand its return to comprehensive energy planning with something called “DRP,” dynamic resource planning, according to the chairman of the California Energy Commission (CEC), Joseph Desmond, speaking Monday at the opening session of the three-day national conference of the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Anaheim, CA.
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Concluding a four-month process, AGL Resources reported that ithas entered into an agreement with Alliance Data Systems (ADS) tosell Utilipro, Inc. — a customer care and billing serviceprovider for energy marketers in a number of states. The sale comesjust five months after the billing provider was sued for $50million by bankrupt Georgia marketer Peachtree Natural Gas.
FERC staff warned Independence Pipeline Co. and ANR Pipelinelast week that their certificate authority to build themuch-maligned Independence project and associated SupplyLinkexpansion “could be in jeopardy” if they don’t submit by May 1,2001 the initial plans on how they intend to comply withCommission-imposed environmental requirements.