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Electricity Journal, The

Published/Hosted by Elsevier. ISSN: 1040-6190.

The Electricity Journal is the leading policy journal for the U.S. electric power industry. The Journal began publishing in July 1988. It was created because its founding editor and publisher, Robert Marritz, then a utility lawyer in private practice, was convinced that the electricity industry was moving on a fundamentally different track from the one it had traveled for most of the 20th century. He felt that electric utilities had lost the bedrock confidence of the public, largely as a result of their unsuccessful gamble with nuclear power. During this time, a small but growing industry of alternative suppliers generating power from natural gas-fired co-generation and renewable energy plants (wind power, biomass, hydro and solar), spurred by Congress's passage in 1978 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, were finding markets for their power. These alternative suppliers formed the vanguard of what has now proved to be a highly competitive business: selling power in large quantities at the wholesale level (for resale to end users). The Journal is now the principal print venue for those who are, with their ideas, forging the new shape and design of the electricity/energy industry. The component pieces of The Journal -articles, a news summary, features, letters and editorials-comprise a print version of a town hall meeting for the most thoughtful and influential people in the business: utility and independent power executives; federal and state regulators; consultants and lawyers; academics specializing in the field; and sophisticated customer and environmental representatives. Their continuing discussions about such matters as transmission access and pricing, energy trading, mergers and de-mergers, market power, the changing role of regulation, corporate strategy, and overseas investment are covered more cogently in the pages of The Journal than in any other print medium. To view The Electricity Journal website, please go to for details on membership, publications and info on Electricty On-line. Addresses to contact for other information. Let us know what you think about this service in the guestbook. Find out how you can bookmark or link to this page.

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