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Electricity markets are wooing #Wyoming industry, but regulators remain cautious

Electricity markets are wooing Wyoming industry, but regulators remain cautious If Wyoming’s largest utility had joined the California Independent Operator System’s grid, which it considered a few years ago, the merger would have revolutionized the western power sector. A study commissioned by the grid operators estimated $9 billion in cost savings for customers over two … Continue reading Electricity markets are wooing #Wyoming industry, but regulators remain cautious

Electricity choice short-circuits at CRC

Electricity choice short-circuits at CRC Proposal 51, modeled after Texas’ deregulation under former governor George W. Bush, would have allowed customers to buy electricity from third-party suppliers that would be able to transmit the power through lines operated by utility companies. A committee of the Constitution Revision Commission voted Friday to reject a proposal that … Continue reading Electricity choice short-circuits at CRC

Market-based energy production is America’s best shot at sustained economic growth

Market-based energy production is America’s best shot at sustained economic growth Pennsylvania’s continued commitment to competitive energy markets drives billions of dollars in investments for new energy technologies and cleaner-burning, more-efficient natural gas electric generation. This creates thousands of jobs and injects billions of dollars into the state economy. Consumers benefit from deregulated electric choice … Continue reading Market-based energy production is America’s best shot at sustained economic growth

A retail power industry in need of reform comes to the table

A retail power industry in need of reform comes to the table Is the retail electric supply industry ready for reform? Recently completed state rules compelling power retailers to be more transparent with their sales pitches left consumer advocates underwhelmed. They plan to press the Legislature next year for far tougher provisions, aimed at ensuring … Continue reading A retail power industry in need of reform comes to the table

With deregulated electricity, no need to subsidize nuclear power

William Ferguson: With deregulated electricity, no need to subsidize nuclear power For decades, the government regulation of Pennsylvania’s electricity markets dictated all aspects of power generation resources in the state, thus restricting market-driven prices for consumers and hindering new power plant development and investment. Deregulation has enabled competitive markets to drive energy prices downward, which … Continue reading With deregulated electricity, no need to subsidize nuclear power

Are competitive electricity markets coming to #Colorado?

Are competitive electricity markets coming to Colorado? This coming Tuesday, March 28, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is hosting a meeting where 10 Colorado electricity providers will discuss a proposal to overhaul the way electricity is bought, sold and delivered in Colorado. This is long-overdue progress. However, it would be a mistake to adopt … Continue reading Are competitive electricity markets coming to #Colorado?

Underregulated, Overregulated, or ‘Just Right?’

Underregulated, Overregulated, or ‘Just Right?’ Across our 50 states, cogent arguments against specific “bad” regulations have their place. But is there tangible evidence that U.S. electric utilities are over-regulated in general? Have the current claims that regulations are “bad” or “excessive” been soundly justified when it comes to our industry? Putting aside the paradox that … Continue reading Underregulated, Overregulated, or ‘Just Right?’

Re-regulation on the horizon? State plant subsidies point to looming ‘crisis’ in organized power markets

Re-regulation on the horizon? State plant subsidies point to looming ‘crisis’ in organized power markets r the past two years, proceedings at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) have been nearly consumed by a single issue — subsidies for aging power plants. On Oct. 12, regulators approved a distribution modernization rider for FirstEnergy, giving … Continue reading Re-regulation on the horizon? State plant subsidies point to looming ‘crisis’ in organized power markets