Tag Archives: S. Littlechild

EP 62

Stephen Littlechild, Carlos Skerk Regulation of Transmission Expansion in Argentina: Part II – Developments since the Fourth Line EP 62  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Argentina’s 1992 transmission expansion policy was subsequently modified by, for example, including provision for transmission companies and proposing quality and substation expansions. There have been several such expansions, and… Read more

EP 61

Stephen Littlechild, Carlos Sherk Regulation of Transmission Expansion in Argentina: Part I – State Ownership, Reform and the Fourth Line EP 61  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: From 1992 to 2002, major expansions of the Argentine electricity transmission sector depended on users proposing, voting and paying for such expansions, which were then put out… Read more

EP 45

Stephen Littlechild UK Domestic Energy Contracts: the 28 day rule and experience in Sweden EP 45 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: In the UK, domestic customers must be able to terminate energy contracts at 28 days’ notice. This has been seen as a transitional protection for customers and for competition. This paper reviews the… Read more

EP 37

Stephen Littlechild Regulated and Merchant Interconnectors in Australia: SNI and Murraylink Revisited EP 37  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper examines the history of the various actual and proposed interconnectors between New South Wales and Victoria into South Australia. It covers the period from the earliest proposal for a regulated interconnector to the… Read more

EPRG 0516

Stephen Littlechild Beyond Regulation EPRG 0516 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The ‘standard model’ of electricity reform has been refined in many countries but not extended to others. Government is supplanting the role of regulation. Revised calculations suggest that the benefits of UK electricity privatisation were higher than previously estimated and more widely shared… Read more

EPRG 0506

Stephen Littlechild Competition and Contracts in the Nordic Residential Electricity Markets EPRG 0506 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The main Nordic residential electricity markets (Norway, Sweden and Finland) effectively opened to retail competition around 1998. They have not been subject to regulatory controls on prices or other contract terms. Between 11 and 29 per… Read more

EPRG 0629

Joseph Doucet, Stephen Littlechild Negotiated Settlements and the National Energy Board in Canada EPRG 0629 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Recent research suggests the widespread use and innovative nature of negotiated settlements in public utility regulation, particularly at FERC and in Florida. Such settlements began to emerge in the Canadian oil and gas pipeline sector… Read more

EPRG 0615

Stephen Littlechild Stipulations, the Consumer Advocate and Utility Regulation in Florida EPRG 0615 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Littlechild, Stephen (2009) “Stipulated settlements, the consumer advocate and utility regulation in Florida,” Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 96-109, February Abstract: Relatively little is known about the practice of settlement rather than… Read more

EPRG 0604

Joseph Doucet, Stephen Littlechild Negotiated Settlements: The development of economic and legal thinking EPRG 0604 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Negotiated settlements are a form of regulation of public utilities that is alternative or complementary to the conventional process of litigation. The Federal Power Commission pioneered the use of settlements in the early 1960s as… Read more

EPRG 0729

Stephen Littlechild, Eduardo Ponzano Transmission expansion in Argentina 5: the Regional Electricity Forum of Buenos Aires Province EPRG 0729 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Littlechild, S. and Ponzano, E. (2008), “Transmission Expansion in Argentina 5: the Regional Electricity Forum of Buenos Aires province”, Energy Economics 30(4) Abstract: This paper supplements analyses of Argentine… Read more

EPRG 0715

Stephen Littlechild Municipal aggregation and retail competition in the Ohio energy sector EPRG 0715 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Littlechild, S. (2008), “Municipal aggregation and retail competition in the Ohio energy sector”, Journal of Regulatory Economics 34(2) Abstract: Ohio allows communities to vote to aggregate the loads of individual consumers (unless they opt… Read more

EPRG 0705

Stephen Littlechild The bird in hand: stipulated settlements and electricity regulation in Florida EPRG 0705 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Littlechild, Stephen (2009), “The Bird in Hand : stipulated settlements and electricity regulation in Florida”, Utilities Policy, Volume 17, Issues 3–4, September–December, Pages 276-287 Abstract: In the last two decades many major regulatory… Read more

EP 09

Stephen Littlechild Competition in Retail Electricity Supply EP 09  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper presents an analysis and defence of competition in retail electricity supply. It includes some account of its development in the UK over the last dozen years, to the point where all retail price controls have now been removed.… Read more

EPRG 0930

Bruce Mountain and Stephen Littlechild Comparing electricity distribution network costs and revenues in New South Wales and Great Britain EPRG 0930 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Mountain, Bruce & Littlechild, Stephen (2010), “Comparing electricity distribution network costs and revenues in New South Wales and Great Britain”, Energy Policy Volume 38, Issue 10, October,… Read more

EPRG 1017

Stephen Littlechild The Creation of a Market for Retail Electricity Supply EPRG 1017  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Stephen Littlechild, (2010). “The Creation of a Market for Retail Electricity Supply,” RSCAS Working Papers 2010/57, European University Institute Abstract: In September 1989, as part of its privatization program, the Government laid down an… Read more

EPRG 1119

Stephen Littlechild Regulation, customer protection and customer engagement EPRG 1119  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The UK utility regulation framework developed in the 1980s was intended to improve on the restrictive, inefficient and burdensome regulatory approach in the US. But the UK regulatory process has itself now become increasingly burdensome. Meanwhile, utilities and customer… Read more

EPRG 1105

Stephen Littlechild The Process of Negotiating Settlements at FERC EPRG 1105 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Interstate gas pipelines and their customers presently settle about 90% of the rate cases set for hearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This paper sets out the process by which this is achieved, illustrating with the… Read more