Lowering electricity prices through deregulation
Thomas Klitgaard and
Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 2000, vol. 6, issue Dec
A wave of regulatory reform is now transforming the U.S. electricity industry. As state and federal authorities allow independent power producers to compete with utilities in supplying electricity, consumers are paying close attention to the effects of this change on their energy bills. Although deregulation poses significant structural challenges, the introduction of competitive pressures should ultimately lead to efficiency gains for the industry and cost savings for households and businesses.
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