Energy Regulation and Policy

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/18
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course focuses primarily on the regulation and design of electric and natural gas systems. The course examines both the traditional monopoly model of regulation and evolving competitive alternatives. Because electricity and natural gas policies cannot be fully examined without an understanding of the mechanics of rate regulation, the first part of this course will provide a basic foundation in the economic, legal, and financial aspects of energy regulation, including energy resource planning for both traditional and renewable generation. The second part will address major U.S. energy legislation since World War II, including deregulation of the natural gas industry, deregulation and restructuring of the electric utility industry and the role of rate design on energy efficiency and conservation.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex examination at end of the semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex examination at end of the semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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