jueves, diciembre 28, 2006

A Generative Dialogue Without Illusions Part 1

Thanks James for accepting the challenge of the generative dialogue. My world is that of an interdependent (systemic) consultant on electricity centered now on market design and architecture. I have “listen” closely to what you wrote and will also "listen" to any new perspective you may bring.

Part 1 of 3.

As I suggested under the article The Power Will Be There But Will It Get to Market?, please accept that the word debate has the meaning found in the suggested reading: generative dialogue paper by Adam Kahane, entitled "Changing the World by Changing How We Talk and Listen." Diagram "Four Ways of Talking and Listening," presented by Kahane in a 2003 conference.

I hope you understand now that under the generative dialogue debates based on the deregulation performance so far are completely misleading. A large part of the overcapacity is due to lack of knowledge of the utility industry by vested interests. In my opinion, debates on the decade old deregulation are over. Let’s do a generative dialogue on deregulation to create a new market architecture and design for the electricity system, without selfish components that destroy the system as W. Edward Deming would have said.

Under the article Condemned to the Fourth Quartile?, I wrote the following:

I found in the website an interesting paragraph in the introduction of the report "Viewpoint on Energy: shortages, surplus, and the search for value” of PA Consulting,” prepared by Todd Filsinger, Member del PA Management Group, to the article prepared by Edward Kee (also a member) entitled “Reaping the benefits of electricity industry reform: defining and limiting the use of price controls,” that says:

Deregulated wholesale electricity markets have come under attack for their perceived deficiencies. Edward argues that the competitive benefits of wholesale competition have never been realized because of the deleterious impact of retail market regulation and political interventions, which decouple the ultimate consumer from real-time market pricing, thwarting economically rational decisions on power consumption. He concludes that only when the retail customer is allowed to decide when and how much to consume based on the actual cost of providing that service, will the many promised benefits of competitive energy markets be realized.

I believe that the paragraph can be taken as a useful contribution to the generative dialogue I proposed earlier in the post Let's Get Out of Back Rooms to a Generative Dialogue. A generative dialogue cannot be done by looking the issues in isolation topic by topic, but as a system, cutting across topics. Please follow the links on the post.

I work under the Koestenbaum strategy that says “reality means having no illusions.” I have “convinced” Fred many times. So, only once I see results, I will change my opinion when I see the consensus. In general, to fill in the content you will need to read a lot of my comments dispersed on EnergyPulse to make sense of EWPC and the rephrased argument. I know that I should start to write my book to make it easy for readers to make sense to EWPC.

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