NOTE: This course description is new for the, 2016-2017 academic year. You may read the prior, course description immediately below the new one., , This course will expose students to the legal,, economic, structural, and social issues involved, in electricity regulation and policy. Covered, topics include: the history and evolution of, regulation of electric utilities as monopolies,, utility ratemaking, traditional state, jurisdiction over utilities, the Federal Power, Act, electricity restructuring, and an, introduction to renewable power policies. The, course may briefly discuss the extraction or, environmental regulation of energy resources., , Evaluation will be based on regular quizzes and, either a final exam or a series of short papers., , , NOTE: This course description is new for the, 2015-2016 academic year. You may read the prior, course description immediately below the new one., , This course will expose students to the legal,, economic, and structural issues involved in, electYour grade in the course will be based on a, combination of (almost) daily quizzes, four, 2-page discussion assignments and participation, (in class and/or online)ricity regulation and, policy. Covered topics, include: the history and evolution of regulation, of electric utilities as monopolies, utility, ratemaking, traditional state jurisdiction over, utilites, the Federal Power Act, electricity, restructuring, and an introduction to renewable, power policies. The course may briefly discuss, the extraction or environmental regulation of, energy resources., , Your grade in the course will be based on a, combination of (almost) daily quizzes, four, 2-page discussion assignments and participation, (in class and/or online)., , NOTE: The below course description applies to the, 2014-2015 academic year., , This course will expose students to the legal,, economic, and structural issues involved in, electYour grade in the course will be based on a, combination of (almost) daily quizzes, four, 2-page discussion assignments and participation, (in class and/or online)ricity regulation and, policy. Covered topics, include: the history and evolution of regulation, of electric utilities as monopolies, utility, ratemaking, traditional state jurisdiction over, utilites, the Federal Power Act, electricity, restructuring, and an introduction to renewable, power policies. The course may briefly discuss, the extraction or environmental regulation of, energy resources., , Evaluation will be based primarily on a final, exam.