The latest battle in utility deregulation was waged last weekwhen the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) published aletter urging Florida’s Public Service Commission (FPSC) to rejectFlorida Power Corp.’s petition to forgo competitive bidding forconstruction of Hines 2, a second gas-fired generation plant at itsHines Energy Complex in Polk County, FL.
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It’s nearly impossible to get the various gas industry sectorsto agree on anything, but some already are putting out signals they might band together to send FERC the clear and unmistakablemessage they don’t like its capacity-auction proposal.
Given the level of opposition south of the border, theInterstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) said itsplans to forego for the next couple of years its efforts topersuade Mexico to lift its tariff on natural gas.
The Energy Council has unanimously adopted a policy statementvoicing strident opposition to congressional restructuring measuresthat would mandate states to use a specific fuel mix in thegeneration of electric power. It also said it was against federallymandated targets for states to supply power from renewable energysources.