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ELECTRICITY IN NEW BRUNSWICK
AND
OPTIONS FOR ITS FUTURE


Special Task Force - JULY 1998

Co-chaired by David D. Hay and Donald J. Savoie


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Looking Back
The Case of New Brunswick
Is the Status Quo Viable?
Potential Options

1. Ownership
2. Market Structure
Generation
Security of Supply
Competitive Market
Co-generation
Stranded Costs
Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station
Transmission and Distribution (the "Wires" Business)
Marketing
Application
Default Supply

3. Business Structure

Separating Generation From Wires and Marketing
Separating Transmission/Distribution (Wires) from Each Other and from Marketing

Change Issues

1. Rates
2. Stranded Costs
3. Cross-subsidization of Residential Rates
4. Environmental Issues
5. Taxes
6. Natural Gas
7. Heritage Assets
8. Process and Timing
9. Market Structure - Regulator, ISO, and PX
Regulator
Independent System Operator (ISO)
Power Exchange (PX)

10. Technical Implementation
11. Methods of Privatization

Summary of Options
Appendix A
Appendix B


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