Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J


The primary focus of this report is to evaluate the restructuring of the electric utility industry here in Massachusetts. Specifically, we wish to know if, on the whole, Massachusetts electric consumers have benefited from the restructuring. By way of answering this question, we have researched the effect restructuring has had on the affordability of electricity, on the readiness of the infrastructure and on the potential for future growth. In addition, we also researched what went wrong in California in 2001, with the intent of predicting the likelihood of a similar crisis occurring in Massachusetts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies