Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

    By Scott Hempling

    Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

    Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

    By Scott Hempling

    Written for newcomers and veterans alike, this book examines the foundations of public utility law and applies them to future challenges. Mixing case narratives and doctrine drawn from all legal sources, its analysis of the complexities of public utility regulation covers market structure, pricing, and jurisdiction.

    Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

    By Scott Hempling

    Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

    Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

    By Scott Hempling

    Written for newcomers and veterans alike, this book examines the foundations of public utility law and applies them to future challenges. Mixing case narratives and doctrine drawn from all legal sources, its analysis of the complexities of public utility regulation covers market structure, pricing, and jurisdiction.
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    For over a century, the law of public utility regulation has supported and disciplined the nation's infrastructural industries. Regardless of sector or era, all utility law has shared five features: its mission (to align private utility behavior with the public interest); its diversity (from state law exclusive franchises to federal protection of shareholder investment); its reliance on multiple professions (economics, accounting, engineering and finance); its sources (constitutions, statutes, regulatory orders and appellate opinions); and its flexibility (accommodating multiple market structures and public purposes). New policy challenges are stretching regulation's legal boundaries. Commissions accustomed to processing rate cases are facing questions over climate change, universal broadband service, data privacy, microgrids, industry concentration and terrorism protection. The resulting tensions are both ideological (private vs. public ownership, government vs. markets) and jurisdictional (national standards vs. state experimentation). At stake are trillions of investor and consumer dollars.

    Regulating Public Utility Performance organizes a century of legal principles to help the regulatory profession resolve these tensions and fashion new policies. Its mix of case narratives and doctrine, drawn from all legal sources, is geared to lawyers and non-lawyers, veterans and novices, practitioners and decisionmakers, academics and the mediaanyone seeking to use the law to serve the public interest. Among the topics covered are:

    • Market structure (monopolies, competition and the transitions between the two);
    • Pricing (including the distinctions among fair compensation, scarcity pricing and price-gouging);
    • Jurisdiction (including the mismatch between bright jurisdictional lines and blurry market boundaries).

    "In my experience, Scott Hempling's mastery of the complexities of 21st century public utility regulation is unmatched. This book will be invaluable in helping all of us sort out the challenges facing today’s utilities and their regulators."
    -- William J. Bullard, General Counsel, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

    Product Details

    Sponsor Groups

    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    Author

    Scott Hempling

    ISBN

    9781627222921

    Page Count

    500

    Product Code

    5350248

    Sponsor Groups

    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    Author

    Scott Hempling

    ISBN

    9781627222938

    Page Count

    500

    Product Code

    5350248EBK

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