As a short, simple (but not simplistic), and highly important complement to the blog post Is Power Industry Regulation Helping Crush the Life Out of America’s Economy?, FERC's Order No. 1000 of 2011 itself, for example, admits the huge complexity identified by The Economist. It does so by stating, in paragraph 1, that "After a careful review of the voluminous record in this proceeding..."
It is very important to know that the origin of FERC's Order No. 1000 is a reform of FERC's Order No. 890 of 2007, which is itself a reform of FERC's Order No. 888 of 1996. I now link FERC's Order No. 1000 to its original source.
The above mentioned blog post argues that "The origin of said over-regulation is that there is a huge mistake at the policy level architecture in EPAct 92 that has remained in place." As Order No. 888 came as a consequence of EPAct 92, one way to simplify regulations is to adopt “[A] new approach to power energy policy design, based on system’s architecting heuristics…” as introduced in the Electricity Without Price Controls Architecture Framework (EWPC-AF).
The logical potential to damage to America seems very, very clear. In fact, in what might also be A Perfect Example of the Normalization of Deviance in the Power Industry, that has continued for 20 years, my advice in this case remains the same: "As industry restructuring was flawed, legislators, regulators, and investors have a chance [not change] to minimize the damage in the making on the power industry, by learning about their responsibility of the now known error of the Normalization of Deviance before it is too late."