Quiz 2: Deregulation 101

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is the Local Distribution Company responsible for

    • A.

      Maintenance of the "poles & Wires"

    • B.

      Selling Electricity to the Client

    • C.

      Generating the Electricity

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintenance of the "poles & Wires"
    Explanation
    The Local Distribution Company is responsible for the maintenance of the "poles & wires". This means that they are in charge of ensuring that the infrastructure for electricity distribution, such as poles and wires, is in good condition and functioning properly. They are not responsible for generating electricity or selling it to clients, as those tasks are typically handled by power generation companies and retail electricity providers, respectively.

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  • 2. 

    Brokers have access to multiple Suppliers and therefore can provide better pricing for the end customer. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Brokers have access to multiple suppliers, which allows them to compare prices and negotiate better deals. This ultimately benefits the end customer as brokers can provide more competitive pricing options. By leveraging their relationships with various suppliers, brokers can offer lower prices and potentially save the customer money. Therefore, the statement that brokers can provide better pricing for the end customer is true.

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  • 3. 

    Who regulates the LDC's & the deregulation process?

    • A.

      The federal government

    • B.

      State government & public utility commissions

    • C.

      Open competition in the market

    • D.

      Generation companies & RES's

    Correct Answer
    B. State government & public utility commissions
    Explanation
    State governments and public utility commissions regulate the LDC's (Local Distribution Companies) and the deregulation process. These entities have the authority to oversee and regulate the operations of LDC's, ensuring that they comply with state laws and regulations. Public utility commissions are responsible for setting rates, approving infrastructure investments, and resolving disputes between LDC's and consumers. State governments also play a role in regulating the deregulation process, which involves opening up the energy market to competition and allowing consumers to choose their energy providers.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is the Local Distribution Company responsible for

    • A.

      Maintenance of the "poles & Wires"

    • B.

      Selling Electricity to the Client

    • C.

      Generating the Electricity

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintenance of the "poles & Wires"
    Explanation
    The Local Distribution Company is responsible for the maintenance of the "poles & wires". This means that they are in charge of ensuring that the infrastructure, such as the poles and wires, are in good condition and functioning properly. This is an important task as it ensures the safe and reliable distribution of electricity to the clients. The company is not responsible for generating the electricity, as that is typically done by a separate entity, and they are also not responsible for selling electricity directly to the clients.

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  • 5. 

    Deregulation eliminates the need for government to directly manage the electricity value chain

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Deregulation in the electricity industry refers to the process of removing government control and allowing competition among different players in the value chain. By doing so, the government no longer needs to directly manage the entire electricity value chain, including generation, transmission, and distribution. This allows for increased efficiency, innovation, and cost reduction, as market forces drive competition and investment. Therefore, the statement that deregulation eliminates the need for government to directly manage the electricity value chain is true.

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