Electricity:

Former FERC Commissioner Massey discusses top issues facing power industry

What are the benefits and costs associated with regional transmission organizations (RTOs)? Will the use of RTOs benefit the transmission of electric power generated by renewable energy, such as wind? During today's OnPoint, former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner Bill Massey discusses the key issues currently facing the electric power industry. Massey, now a partner at Covington & Burling and counsel to the COMPETE coalition, explains why he believes RTOs provide benefits to customers and markets and how they will help bring online more electricity produced by renewable sources. He also discusses how uncertainty about climate change regulation is affecting utilities.