The power outages and blackouts end of 2000 and beginning of 2001 drew international attention to the deregulation regime took power four years earlier by the State of California. This case provides a definitive account of the nature of this deregulation and the process by which it was developed, the options considered, as it was handmade. It focuses on the decisions made California, as in the creation of a system that would divide the power generation, transmission and retail … Read more »

The power outages and blackouts end of 2000 and beginning of 2001 drew international attention to the deregulation regime took power four years earlier by the State of California. This case provides a definitive account of the nature of this deregulation and the process by which it was developed, the options considered, as it was handmade. It focuses on the decisions made California as. In the creation of a system that would divide the power generation, transmission and retail systems, which historically was integrated, The case describes how California regulators and elected officials to hold operational efficiency and coordination connected with the existing vertically and horizontally integrated system, while it sought to flourish a competitive market. Because it is short to describe what exactly seemed to go wrong when the current crisis holds California, the case discussion and analysis of the unintended consequences of deregulation regime requires elected, including the decision on the retail price during a transitional period to fix. It includes detailed descriptions of the role of an important new institution, the “independent system operator” and chose to play the role of California in force to facilitate transactions for them. HKS case number 1,632.0
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Henry Lee
13 pages.
Release Date: 1 October 2001. Prod #: HKS492-PDF-ENG
Disaster By Design: California’s Experience with Electricity Restructure: The Origins (A) HBR case solution