Due to an unexpectedly large showing of public interest in its workshop: "Market Power and Consumer Protection Issues Involved with Encouraging Competition in the U.S. Electric Industry," the Federal Trade Commission announced today that the workshop's location has been changed to accommodate additional participants. The workshop, which will take place on September 13-14, 1999 will now be held in the Moot Court Auditorium at the Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington D.C., with the best entrance to the Moot Court Auditorium on F Street, between First and Second Streets, NW. The workshop registration opens at 8:15 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. each morning.
In recent years, states and the federal government have taken steps to encourage restructuring and competition in the electric industry, including the elimination of regulatory barriers. The intent of this workshop, which is being jointly convened by the FTC, the National Council on Competition and the Electric Industry, and the National Regulatory Research Institute, is to provide a forum for discussing the experience under policies that have been implemented at the state level regarding competition in the electricity industry. The main topics of the workshop include how states have dealt with possible utility market power and consumer protection issues.
The complete agenda for this workshop is attached.
The agenda for this workshop is also available from the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.
(FTC File No. V990001)