Some of the companies providing Independant power to California markets are huge.cTake AES Corporation. This is a Global Company, the largest power company in the world. They also have plants in third world countries. They are involved in some of the highest power rates. They operate four gas fired plants in California.

Here's a complete list of Independant California Utility Participants, including among them the price gougers and sharks. Notice how big they are and notice how many are off-shore.

CalPX Participants List
( August 7, 2000 )
American Electric Power Service Corporation
AES Placerita, Inc.
APS Energy Services Company, Inc.
Aquila Power Corporation
Arizona Electric Power Cooperative
Arizona Public Service Company
Automated Power Exchange
Avista Energy, Inc.
Bonneville Power Administration
British Columbia Power Exchange Corporation
California Department of Water Resources
California Polar Power Brokers
Cargill-Alliant, LLC
Citizens Power Sales
City of Anaheim
City of Riverside
City of Seattle, City Light Department
City of Vernon
Constellation Power Source
Comision Federal de Electricidad
Coral Power, L.L.C.
Duke Energy Trading & Marketing, LLC
Dynegy Marketing and Trade
Edison Mission Marketing & Trading, Inc.
Edison Source
El Paso Power Services Company
Enron Energy Services, Inc.
Enron Power Marketing, Inc.
FPL Energy Power Marketing, Inc.
. Hafslund Energy Trading, LLC
Idaho Power Company
Illinova Energy Partners, Inc.
Koch Energy Trading, Inc.
LG&E Energy Marketing, Inc.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Martinez Refining Company
Merchant Energy Group of the Americas, Inc.
Merrill Lynch Capital Services
Midway Sunset Cogeneration Company
Modesto Irrigation District
Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc
Nevada Power Company
NewEnergy, Inc.
Northern California Power Agency
PacifiCorp Power Marketing, Inc.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.-Demand>br? Pacific Gas & Electric Co.-Grid Cust Svcs/SC
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.-Supply
PECO Energy Services
PG&E Energy Services Corporation
PG&E Energy Trading-Power
Portland General Electric Company
Power Resource Managers, L.L.C.
PP&L Montana, L.L.C.
Public Service Company of New Mexico
Reliant Energy Services, Inc.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District
San Diego Gas & Electric - Demand
San Diego Gas & Electric - Supply
Sempra Energy Trading Corporation (AIG Trading Group)
Sierra Pacific Power Company
Silicon Valley Power
Southern California Edison-Demand
Southern California Edison-Sched Coord
Southern California Edison-Supply
Southern Company Energy Marketing, L.P.
Statoil Energy Trading, Inc.
Strategic Energy, L.L.C.
Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners I
TransAlta Energy Marketing (California) Inc.
Tucson Electric Power Company
TXU Energy Trading Company
Western Area Power Admin-Sierra Nevada Reg.
Western Area Power Admin-Colorado River Storage Project
Williams Energy Services Company