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Educational Web site focusing on consumer options; energy efficiency tips; and deregulation information by state, including supplier offer comparisons. Site also sells energy products online.
EEI is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric utilities, international affiliates and associates, whose more than 200 domestic members produce and distribute more than three-quarters of the nation's electricity. Site includes industry news, statements on industry issues, competition/regulation information, and statistics, as well as several electric utility association and industry-related association links.
Electric utilities formed NERC to promote the reliability of the electricity supply for North America. The organization, made up of 10 regional councils, monitors for compliance with policies, standards, principles, and guides, and assesses the future reliability of the bulk electric systems. Site includes system condition reports, seasonal reliability assessments, regional condition updates and interregional studies.
NEI is an industry organization made up of nearly 300 members worldwide for the purpose of shaping national policy for the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and related technologies. Site includes nuclear energy basics; plant information; fact sheets on nuclear energy topics; public perception archive; nuclear technology milestones; information on how nuclear plants work, radiation and nuclear waste; a news room covering legislative issues, executive testimonies and speeches, fact sheets and policy briefs; industry position statements; and a guide to nuclear experts by topic and by geography.
NRECA is a partnership of more than 1,000 U.S. consumer-owned utilities. Site includes news releases, issues and views, and legislation and regulation information and testimony.
PMA serves the interests of independent power marketers, regulated utilities and unregulated utilities, who are engaged in the marketing and brokering of electric power. Site includes access to international and national news service stories, a power glossary, energy futures prices, weather, in-depth feature articles and an extensive catalog of industry-related Internet links.
Links to more than 700 electric utility and utility association homepages worldwide.
PJM Interconnection, LLC is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the largest centrally-dispatched electric system in North America and the third largest in the world. The organization is responsible for the operation and control of the bulk electric power system throughout major portions of five Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia.
The Department of Energy is a leading science and technology agency whose research supports the energy security, national security and environmental quality of the United States. Through energy security, the DOE works to increase the diversity of energy and fuel choices and sources, bring renewable energy sources into the market, strengthen domestic production of oil and gas, support commercial nuclear energy research, and increase energy efficiency. Site includes agency initiatives, congressional testimony, DOE news and the comprehensive electricity competition plan.
FERC is an independent regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that regulates the transmission and sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce; regulates the transmission of oil by pipeline in interstate commerce; regulates the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce; licenses and inspects private, municipal and state hydroelectric projects; oversees related environmental matters and administers accounting and financial reporting regulations and conducts of jurisdictional companies. Site includes congressional testimony and commissioner speeches on industry issues, hearing schedules, and a list of mergers and their status.
The EIA is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy that develops energy data, forecasts and analyses that promote understanding of energy issues on the part of business, government, and the general public. EIA information is created independent of the policy objectives of the Department of Energy and other parts of government.
NASEO is a nonprofit corporation made up of state and territory energy officials and affiliates from the private and public sectors. NASEO is the state energy officials’ "Washington Voice" on national energy issues--informing the administration, Congress, and regional and national organizations about the specific energy priorities and concerns of the states and territories.
NARUC is a national association composed of governmental agencies of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers. Site includes congressional testimony on regulatory issues, industry links, in-depth research material, an electric restructuring database, and links to state public utility commission Web sites.
As a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the PUC cooperates with other state and federal regulatory agencies in maintaining close scrutiny over utility service and facilities, particularly with regards to safety and reliability. Site includes information on Pennsylvania's Electric Choice program; competition in the utility industries; utility tariff links and PUC meeting agendas and orders.
The NRC is an independent agency established to protect the public health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment in the use of nuclear materials in the United States. It oversees the regulation of commercial nuclear power reactors; nonpower research, test, and training reactors; fuel cycle facilities; medical, academic, and industrial uses of nuclear materials; the transport, storage, and disposal of nuclear materials and waste. Site includes a database of U.S. nuclear plants (plant-specific statistics, design, system characteristics and emergency response information), daily plant activity reports, a reference library, and technical fact sheets and backgrounders on various regulatory topics.
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