Four Plausible Scenarios that Could Emerge from Court Ruling on the EPA's Clean Power Plan

 

Analysis of Michigan's Options Under the EPA's Clean Power Plan

 

The Value of a Controlling Interest in an Expropriated Oil & Gas Company: YPF SA

 

Net Costs of Michigan's 25 by 25 Ballot Proposal (Prop 3)

 

Michigan Unplugged? The Case for Shared Investment in Regional Transmission Projects

Electricity transmission facilities are major investments. They have traditionally been funded by local utilities, with costs allocated across the local users. Improving the grid, however, requires more than a patchwork of locally planned and funded improvements. In the Midwest and other areas of the country, states, utilities, and other stakeholders have agreed to pursue a regional approach to plan and build a more robust grid. As a result, many new transmission projects are now designed to benefit large geographic areas.

Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO)—an independent, non-for-profit corporation of grid stakeholders in the Midwest—is responsible for managing and planning this region’s grid. In early 2009, MISO began developing a new cost allocation method to be used specifically for regionally beneficial transmission projects. The approved cost allocation method assigns costs based on load (actual use of electricity), and applies only to a new category of projects called “Multi-Value Projects” (MVPs).

The MISO cost allocation for MVPs, which FERC found to be consistent with the “beneficiary pays” cost allocation principle, is now being challenged by parties that feel it does not assign costs in a way that is commensurate with benefits.

In this report, we assess whether or not the MVP cost allocation methodology is consistent with the legal principle that costs should be “at least roughly commensurate with benefits.” We also consider whether there is any evidence that the approved methodology places an unfair cost burden on Lower Michigan. Finally, we assess the risks and consequences that stem from modifying the structure of the already adopted cost allocation.

The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Proposed Powerplant in Rogers City

Wolverine Power Cooperative, City of Rogers City, Rogers Township, and Presque Isle County Economic Development Commission retained Anderson Economic Group (AEG) to provide an independent study…

Economic and Fiscal Impact of a New Coal Power Plant in Midland, Michigan

Economic and Fiscal Impact of a New Coal Power Plant in Midland, MI

Status of Competition in the Michigan Telecom Market

Patrick L. Anderson

This report explores the Michigan Telecommunications Market in a variety of ways.

The Michigan Telecommunication Act: Impact on Consumers

Patrick L. Anderson, Robert Kleiman, Ian K. Clemen

An evaluation of the Michigan Telecommunications Act of 2000

Analysis of Michigan's Senate Bill One, 2003: SBC Communications, Inc.

Case Study:
Analysis of Michigan’s Senate Bill One, 2003
SBC Communications, Inc.


SBC Communications, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, providing local telephone and telecommunications service in many areas of the United States.

Anderson Economic Group provided a comprehensive analysis on the effects of Senate Bill One. SB1 would reduce the price the largest telephone providers could charge for local phone service by requiring them to obtain regulatory approval to charge a common line or end-user-line-charge (the EUCL). Our analysis provided an explanation of the impact of the bill on consumers, along with a comparison between this bill and the Telecommunication Act of 2000.

Our analysis was used by SBC in meetings with state lawmakers and during State Senate Committee hearings. Additionally, Patrick Anderson, Principal, testified in the hearings about the likely impact of the bill on consumers.

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