Saturday, June 11, 2005

SCE Sues To Keep Electricity Forecasts Confidential

The Los Angeles Times reports that Southern California Edison is suing the state to keep electricity demand forecasts confidential. The problem, of course, remains the idiotic rules under which the rigged game of "deregulation" occurred. Stuart Hemphill, Edison's director of resource planning and strategy, likened the current situation to "playing poker with our cards face up, and everyone else's face down."

I'm somewhat sympathetic to Edison's position, but on the other hand, this is a significant public matter that shouldn't be brushed under the table, whatever the reason. It really points to the vacancy of the current regulatory scheme, which remains unaddressed.