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Government competition in the electric utility industry

Richard Hellman

Government competition in the electric utility industry

a theoretical and empirical study.

by Richard Hellman

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Published by Praeger Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric utilities -- Government ownership -- United States.,
  • Electric utilities -- Law and legislation -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPraeger special studies in U.S. economic and social development
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9685.U5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 473 p. :
    Number of Pages473
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18788994M


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The electricity sector of the United States includes a large array of stakeholders that provide services through electricity generation, transmission, distribution and marketing for industrial, commercial, public and residential customers.

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