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Electric Deregulation in Texas: A Market Chronicle

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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...

Doegey questions findings of industry report

CAPP Chairman Jay Doegey has issued the following statement about an industry-sponsored report issued this week by Waco economist Ray Perryman. “We agree with Mr. Perryman’s findings that Texans have paid more for electricity since the Legislature deregulated the...

Delaying Electric Deregulation in Northeast Texas

By staying out of deregulation, Longview residents save an average of 45 percent on their electricity bills, according to state Sen. Kevin Eltife. Speaking recently to Jimmy Isaac of the Longview News-Journal, the Tyler Republican said: “The consumers in East Texas...

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Welcome to CAPPitol Insight, a blog of the Cities Aggregation Power Project! The blog features commentary and insight regarding state and federal issues affecting the energy, electricity and utility industries. It will cover the challenges facing the Texas Legislature...

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