Consumers Better Off With Retail Choice in Electricity, Finds Study

Competitive electricity choice markets offer consumers advantages over monopolistic utility markets in three key areas – price, investment, and reliability – according to research findings released on July 13 by Compete, a Washington, DC-based coalition of electricity stakeholders. The study, Evolution of the Revolution: The … Read more…

NY Electricity Prices Have Fallen 34% under Deregulation

NY Electricity Prices Have Fallen 34% under Deregulation

Nominal wholesale electricity prices in New York were just 2 percent higher in 2013 than at the outset of deregulation in 2000, writes The Buffalo News. Inflation-adjusted (“real”) electricity prices are 34 percent lower than in 2000. Meanwhile, the state’s generation fleet runs far more … Read more…

Sweeping Changes in Western Energy Markets

PacifiCorp and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) just announced an agreement to explore the feasibility of integrating their two markets. CAISO, which oversees the only competitive electricity market in the West, manages 80 percent of the energy flow in California. Although the Nevada Valley … Read more…

Report: Competitive Markets Suppress Electricity Prices

Bill Massey posted evidence on the COMPETE Coalition blog last week that suggests competitive markets have been effective in suppressing electricity prices. He presents data from the Energy Information Administration that compares prices between states with deregulated (or “restructured”) markets and those with regulated (or … Read more…

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