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"Electricity Market Structure and Infrastructure"

"Electricity Market Structure and Infrastructure"

Book Chapter, Acting in Time on Energy Policy, pages 128-161

May 2009

Author: William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Environment and Natural Resources; Science, Technology, and Public Policy


Other Chapters in Acting in Time on Energy Policy:

"Infrastructure investment is a common focus of energy policies proposed for the United States. Initiatives to improve energy security, meet growing demand, or address climate change and transform the structure of energy systems all anticipate major infrastructure investment. Long lead times and critical mass requirements for these investments present chicken-and-egg dilemmas. Without the necessary infrastructure investment, energy policy cannot take effect. And without sound policy, the right infrastructure will not appear. Acting in time to provide workable policies for infrastructure investment requires a framework for decisionmaking that identifies who decides and how choices should be made."


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For Academic Citation:

Hogan, William W. "Electricity Market Structure and Infrastructure." Chap. 6 in Acting in Time on Energy Policy. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, May 2009.

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