A panel debates whether liberalized electricity markets work for people
Do electricity and a free market mix?
Legislators and policy analysts across the world are weighing in on that question. More than a dozen U.S. states have tried some form of deregulation and the concept has an even longer history in Europe. At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Conference in New York City, two teams squared off in an Oxford-style debate about the premise that “This house believes that a fully liberalized power market is a bad deal for consumers.”
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.