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Electric Deregulation in Texas: A Market Chronicle

2019 EDITION

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Updated May, 2019

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AECT: Small Customers are Losers under Retail Electric Competition

It’s no longer a secret that the Texas electric market has led to skyrocketing electric bills. Texas consumers have gone from paying rates below the national average to prices well above it. What’s interesting, however, is that this trend appeared to have been...

New Report: Energy Industry Blankets the Lone Star State

If you were ever in doubt about the energy lobby"s influence in Austin, just check out a new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics. According to the organization, Energy Future Holdings, the parent company of TXU, made $869,050 in Texas...

New Report on the High Cost of Nukes

New nuclear construction will likely cost consumers much more than advertised, according to a new report from Public Citizen. The report, entitled Costs of Current and Planned Nuclear Power Plants in Texas, notes that while industry supporters like to point to the low...

Industry data confirms Texans get best deals outside deregulation

New data from the Association of Electric Companies of Texas confirms what consumers have known for a long time – that Texans are getting a raw deal under electric deregulation. According to a recent telephone survey by the industry trade group, the 10 lowest cost...

Electric Deregulation: Texas vs. Pennsylvania

For a key lawmaker in Pennsylvania, the Texas electric deregulation experience has become an example of what not to do.According to Camille George, the majority chair of a key committee in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, utility representatives in his state...

The Monthly Electric Price Ticker: Texas vs United States

CAPP"s recent report on the History of Electric Deregulation in Texas relies upon the most recent annual data from the federal United States Energy Information Administration. Annual data – as opposed to monthly data – provide a clearer picture of long-term pricing...

Of Mothballs & Museum Pieces

It’s been suggested that Luminant"s recent decision to retire or mothball 12 older gas-fired plants is just another example of the invigorating powers of that tonic known as electric deregulation. The plants in question are all 40 and 50 years old. Under the...

Looking for that cheapest loaf…

In 1999, then-state Sen. David Sibley, co-author of the Texas electric deregulation law, said this about his law: "If we don"t get consumers lower rates, then we have been a failure - I"ll be the first to say it." But under Sibley"s law, electric prices in Texas have...

Money for Renewable Energy

Two Democratic lawmakers say they’ve come up with a nifty way to fund renewable energy projects in Texas. Take the money from funds administered by the governor. Senate Bill 542 would allocate money from the governor’s Texas Emerging Technology Fund not already...

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